Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Start With Art: Shopping with Tom Thompson's Jackpine

This painting has such gorgeous colors, and for a summer travel wardrobe the options are wonderful...

I'm starting with a core of four - I'm a really strong believer in the usefulness of having a core of neutral garments around which everything else can revolve.  The colors don't have to be dye-lot matched, but they should be chosen with an eye to being wearable together.  And getting your shoes taken care of frees you up to go just a bit wild later on in your second and third waves of shopping!

Jackpine by Tom Thompson with four green pieces of clothing
Jackpine – Tom Thompson, tee shirt – J. Crew, flats – Clarks, capris – Current/Elliott, skirt – Shu Moriyama, tee shirt – Shu Moriyama, sandals – Emu
 For summer, shorts and capris.  Then when you branch out into tee shirts, this painting gives you a wide variety of colors from which to choose.

four warm summer garments from Jackpine by Tom Thompson
Jackpine – Tom Thompson, apricot tee shirt – Uniqlo, bracelet – Vince Camuto,  shorts – Fatface, striped capris – J. Brand, tank top – James Perse Standard, ring – Chen Fuchs
A really WIDE variety of colors from which to choose...  and a printed skirt is the perfect garment to round out your warm weather wardrobe.  A bit of shiny metallic to pull things together and you're all set!
four warm summer garments from Jackpine by Tom Thompson
Jackpine – Tom Thompson, midnight blue tee – Velvet, bronze sandals – Marni,brown tee shirt – The Row, lime top – Elie Tahari, skirtPhilipp Plein, earrings – Marc by Marc Jacobs
This all hangs together really well, doesn't it?  Your options go on and on...
travel capsule wardrobe for warm weather based on Jackpine by Tom Thompson

   


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16 comments:

  1. just checking to see if it's possible to comment - I know a lot of you have had problems leaving comments...

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  2. Beautiful....I love this color green! And the painting is wonderful...

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  3. In my eye (or maybe on my monitor), this capsule blends very nicely with last week's Abstract capsule.

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  4. This looks like my summer closet - my go-to colours. I loved this and have an idea or two from it. Thanks!

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  5. Your eye simply amazes me. I love this one and as someone who loves a bunch of color and pattern i'm surprised that I would happily wear every one of these pieces/combos.

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  6. This is a great summer wardrobe. Wander if you made it out all right?

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  7. This wants to make me pack up and go on vacation!

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  8. This is the perfect mountain summer wardrobe. Living in the mountains at Lake Tahoe, these are all clothes that are practical and I love wearing these colors.. You could go anywhere, sit on any boulder, stroll on the beach, hike the trails, shop in town or go out to lunch in anything shown here and look comfortable, stylish and attractive.

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  9. Love how you have coordinated these looks together....so very wearable! Love you to check out my blog sometime! xx

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  10. Hi Janice! I love the pieces in this vignette although they aren't my personal colors. Wanted to let you know that I have FINALLY figured out why I haven't been able to post comments before. It was some privacy setting in Google + that my husband tweaked. Yay! Hope you have a fantastic trip to NYC.

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  11. What color is that tank? I think terra cotta, but not that yellow-ish. In any case, I hadn't thought to put the dark olive with that color, but it works so well. You are always making me rethink color!

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  12. Beautiful set. Thank you for choosing this gorgeous painting by Tom Thomson (without the "p"), which is a Canadian classic.
    - Laurel

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  13. This is beautiful and practical!
    Colour is such an adventure!
    Many thanks
    Irene

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  14. Love these colors. I had so much olive green in my wardrobe years ago that my husband said if I bought anything else that color he'd enlist me in the Army! And then HE selected a lovely olive green dress for me. :) He knows his red-haired wife. Thanks for sharing your great eye for style!!

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  15. I'm intrigued by how slightly different the painting's colours look when positioned with the different clothes in the first three pictures. Janice, your eye for colour is inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

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