Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe from Scratch Step 6: Accent Color Tops and a Scarf

Now, the fun starts!  A couple of accent color tops and another scarf will bring each capsule wardrobe to life and give you many more options.  Don't be terribly fanatic about matching up your accent colors, because you won't be wearing these pieces together; just make sure that you're choosing items that convey your preferences and your personal statement... That's what this is all about - showing yourself to the world exactly as you wish to be seen.


How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Black penny loafers – Cole Haan, navy trousers – Viyellanavy wool cardigan – Miu Miu, navy silk tee – 
Theory, white silk blouse – Nic + ZoeNavy jeans – Uniqlobracelet – Brooks Brothers, watch –  
Anne Klein, earrings – Dorothy Perkins, bag – Halogen, Beige and navy checked scarf – Aquascutum; 
 yellow tee – Warehouse, scarf – Collection Weekend, aqua tee - Reiss
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Yellow tee – Warehouse, scarf – Collection Weekend, aqua tee - Reiss
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
pointed toe loafers – Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenberg 
black linen trousers – Viyellablack tee – Hallhuber, black cotton and cashmere cardigan –
 10 Crosby Derek Lamblack jeans – Current/Elliott, bracelet – Simon Sebbag,  earrings –
 Toosis, watch – DKNY, bag – Gregory Sylviablack white red scarf – Vince Camutored blouse –
 Cutie,  scarf – Brooks Brothers, blue shirt - Uniqlo
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Red blouse – Cutie,  scarf – Brooks Brothers, blue shirt - Uniqlo
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
tasseled flats – Trotters, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenbergsilver grey trousers – Viyella,
 silver grey tee – Hallhuber, grey cashmere cardigan – Jaegergrey jeans – Rebecca Taylor 
watch – Fossil, earrings – Majorica, bracelet – Majorica, bag – CK Calvin Kleinnavy and 
grey scarf – Hingepink shirt – FennWright Manson, scarf – Twisted Muse, tee shirt –  
Nougat London
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Pink shirt – FennWright Manson, scarf – Twisted Muse, tee shirt – Nougat London 
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Ballet flats – Frye, ivory silk top – Jaeger, copper twill trousers – Lands’ Endcaramel tee –  
Hallhubercaramel wool and cashmere cardigan – Customer Loverscaramel jeans – Toast,
 bracelet – Tiraphan Hasub, earrings – Max and Chloe, watch – Fossil, bag – Dorothy Perkins,
  scarf – Erfurtlinen shirt – Jaeger, scarf – Play Mantero, tee shirt – Warehouse
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Linen shirt – Jaeger, scarf – Play Mantero, tee shirt – Warehouse
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
tassel loafers – The Flexxivory silk blouse – Jaegerbrown twill trousers – Lands’ End 
brown jeans – Viyellabrown cotton tee – Uniqlochocolate brown fleece cardigan – L.L.Bean,
 earrings – Kasturjewels, beaded bracelet – Chan Luu, watch – Timex, tote – Coet, blue and 
beige scarf – Paola Pecorablue blouse – Uniqlo, scarf – Radical Chic, yellow top – Uniqlo
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Blue blouse – Uniqlo, scarf – Radical Chic, yellow top – Uniqlo
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
penny loafers – Cole Haanivory silk blouse – Jaeger, tan trousers – Hallhuber, khaki tee –  
Targettan cashmere cardigan – La Garconnebeige jeans – Morgan, wooden earrings – 
 Hring eftir hring, bracelet – Chan Luu, watch – Armani Exchange, bag –  Longchamp, zigzag 
infinity scarf - Brazenmaroon tee shirt – Linea Weekend, scarf – Missoni, turquoise blouse –  
Ralph Lauren Black Label
How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
Tee shirt – Linea Weekend, scarf – Missoni, blouse – Ralph Lauren Black Label


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How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch - step 6 - adding accent color tops and scarf
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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!

    Bookbutterfly

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  2. Okay Bookbutterfly, you beat me to it. :) and I am in the States right now.
    And Janice, I know I sound like a broken record, but this series is genius!

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  3. Love this...planning on reconstructing my closet using this guide. I suppose I could make my own color wheel, with black, gray at the bottom and coral, white, and ???

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    1. but of course!

      that to me is the essence of Janice's genius--it's not necessarily about matching the colors, it's about the underlying rationale...

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    2. With coral you could go complementary i.e. orange, apricot, lemon yellow (very fashionabe this year) or similarish i.e. tan brown or contrasting i.e. turquoise, mid purple or bright mauve, grass green. Black, white and gray go with pretty much anything, so I'd say follow your desires...

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    3. I LOVE coral with blue - royal or navy would be gorgeous!

      My sister wears coral and yellow and it is beautiful as well.

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  4. These are luscious!

    Having the six wardrobes side-by-side really helps me to see how the choice of accent colors affects the personality of a wardrobe. And such brilliant choices of accent colors! I have a chocolate-and-kkaki wardrobe and I would never have chosen butter yellow and sky blue as accents -- but now I think I must.

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  5. This is so much fun! My fantasy wardrobe (the gray/navy combo) was looking a little dreary, but when I added the pink and the purple tops -- WOW!! I must confess, with each day, this is a little less fantasy, a little more shopping plan. :)

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  6. Absolutely lovely, Janice! Thanks for introducing me to so many shopping choices I had no idea existed.

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    1. I absolutely agree! Janice, you've introduced me to some wonderful new shopping sites, which is perfect for someone like me who prefers Internet shopping over brick-and-mortar.

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  7. fun stuff, Janice; thanks for your eagle eye!

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  8. I've kinda developed the beginnings of this beautiful graphic black and white capsule wardrobe over the past several months for "dressing up for clinic" as opposed to working in jeans and a t-shirt in the lab every day. And, this series is pretty brilliant for me in figuring out how to develop it just a bit more so that it works all the time. I need to pick some bright accent colors that I love, (because while the blue is great, the red just isn't for me sadly) to figure out what comes next. And this is perfect for figuring that out!

    (As a side note, along this line there was a beautiful start with art Janice did a little while ago comparing Mondrian to something else with a bit more softer lines and curves, I can't remember who it was just now, and I feel like all of those outfits would fit RIGHT IN with the black and red and blue outfits here.)

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    1. These were the two posts that I combined in my head:

      http://theviviennefiles.blogspot.com/2014/02/start-with-art-are-you-more-calder-or.html

      http://theviviennefiles.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-difficult-scarf-black-and-white.html

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  9. Agree! This series has broadened my perspectives with color combining, and helped me to plan an even more refined packing capsule. These particular color combinations allow me to shop my closet and gain fresh new looks I have'my previously been aware of. This is one of my most favorite series. It is almost time for a book.

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  10. So toy have any advice for adding more color and patterns other than in a scarf?

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  11. Janice, I've just discovered your blog and you have inspired me to rehaul my wardrobe. Question for you: should the scarf in this step contain both of the accent colors?

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    1. It's helpful if the scarf contains both of the accent colors, because then you only need to have one scarf to "pull in" either of the accent colors when you wear that garment. But if you can only find scarves with a single accent color, it won't be the end of the world!
      thanks for being here,
      Janice

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