|Dark Pond, Alhambra, Granada, by Elizabeth Blackadder|
A couple of years ago, the National Gallery of Scotland held an exhibit of the works of Elizabeth Blackadder. I've been hard-pressed to find an actual picture of the painting from which this was drawn, but this scarf remains available here at the gallery gift shop. And a great scarf it is, with some interesting possibilities.
Today I've chosen to focus on the accent colors on one end of the scarf - the pastel apricot, rose and light blue, in order to see how they will work with the murky, sophisticated greyish green that dominates the scarf:
This sort of olive/grey shade is tough to find in clothing, but well worth seeking out if it appeals to you and is flattering - it has a depth that looks sophisticated, and lends itself well to a wide variety of garments. And you'd never run into yourself coming and going - it's not your garden-variety black or navy!
You can work with the neutral and light blue (or chambray):
A simple summer dress in this color will look great with the scarf, and pink is always flattering...
Don't forget that there's a touch of apricot/coral in the scarf too, which is unusual, but perfect, with our neutral.
A couple more tops, and a few accessories:
And this is your resulting suitcase, or capsule wardrobe, or three wardrobe clusters:
You are spoiled for attractive choices...
2012 - The Mother of the Betrothed - a guest post at A Femme d'un Certain Age.
2013 - Scarves are my inspiration in Hot Pink & Orange: A Packing Capsule based on Hermes Fleuri de Provence.