Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspired by a Blue and Beige Hotel Room

Ah, you wanted to see outfits from the OTHER hotel room?  That, I can do...
hotel room decorated in shades of beige and blue
Hotel des Grands Hommes - Paris

This isn't entirely different from yesterday's room - it shares a camel/beige sort of feeling, but some beautiful shades of blue give us a different wardrobe.

There are lots of stripe influences in every room I've seen in this hotel, and that's great, from a clothing choice perspective.  A striped cardigan is always going to get my vote...  And the lace skirt and trimmed blouse are the same as from yesterday, but take on a different look with a blue cardigan.

two cardigan outfits in beige and soft blue
Cardigan – Coast + Weber + Ahaus, trousers – Etro, loafers – Rockport, cardigan – Viyella, skirt – Burberry London, silk blouse – Vanessa Bruno
 Soft blue will always make me think of chambray, and I love the striped sweater with the skirt (more than any pair of shorts that I saw!).  These espadrilles would be great with anything denim or chambray, all summer long.  And this tunic is soft, patterned, with subtle colors - exactly what this room indicated to me.
two warm weather outfits in beige and soft blue
Sweater – Mango,earrings- Neeru Goel,  skirt –Harvey Faircloth, Espadrilles – Soludos, tunic- Thakoon, bracelet – Tiraphan Hasub, ballet flats – Calvin Klein
 Even if you're dressing for something  very casual, you can still use the soft blue inspired by this room in your outfit to remind you of your inspiration.  And doesn't this dress need to be loosened up some?  Unbutton those buttons, roll those sleeves a bit, and slip on a fabric necklace... and lose that fabric belt - a belt of luggage leather would look much nicer.
two outfits in beige and soft blue
Sweater – Philosophy di A.F., jeans – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, sandals – Aerosoles, dress- A.P.C., fabric necklace – Saako Designs, pumps- Isaac Mizrahi New York
 This outfit is also from yesterday's choices, but takes on a different feel when the shoes are soft blue.  And mixing shades of blue is strongly suggested by this room - notice how the bedding, the headboard, and the woodwork are NOT all the same color, but still look as if they belong together.
blouse – Laurence Dolige, taupe pants – Weekend by Maxmara, loafers – Tods, dress – Warehouse, earrings – Christina Llapa, scarf – Gucci, pumps – Jimmy Choo

As we often notice, these eight outfits give you a nifty little capsule or travel wardrobe:

capsule travel wardrobe in soft sky blue and tank or beige

Artisan Jewelry Designs


  1. Two days straight, you've kept me sighing and pinning! Simply lovely!


  2. This color combination always reminds me of the beach -- calming and soothing, yet alive and happy.

  3. Blue and beige are such a soft combination. It reminds me of sophistication and femininity at the same time. I rarely wear blue, but use beige liberally, usually with gray. Perhaps a touch of blue would be a nice addition. Your work is genius.

  4. This is so pretty. And I would have the perfect scarf to wear with it. :)

  5. I just bought some napkins for a dinner party in these colors! Yes, calming, summer, beachy. I would need to try on these colors because they may be too light for me. But I'm feeling an urge lately to get away from black and lighten up.

  6. I would never have thought to shop in men's scarves, but you've linked some really nice ones recently.

  7. Ooh, just gorgeous! I love that patterned beige skirt.