Saturday, July 26, 2014

Common Colors: Teal

Sometime very soon I'm going to HAVE to do a wardrobe based on mallards or some other duck that shows this color in a natural palette.  I'm beginning to believe that I can't go wrong looking at nature for ideas.  In the meantime, this is a great color to transition into the end of summer/hot days of early autumn.  As much as we'd all like to start wearing fall clothing the first day of September, it's sort of insane to really consider it (at least in Chicago) until the last week of the month.  A color like this at least lets you FEEL a little bit autumn-ish!

These earrings are silk, and the bracelet is leather - what WILL they think of next?
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyono

By now you of course recognize the core garments from the black and grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonoblack cotton and cashmere cardigan – 10 Crosby Derek Lamblack linen trousers – Viyellagrey pleated trousers – Alberto Biani, grey cardigan - Mangoblack jeans – Current/Elliottshorts – T by Alexander Wang 

To me, the teal really changes the look of the brown and beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonobrown jeans – Viyellabrown twill trousers - Lands’ Endkhaki skirt – Merona beige pants – The Row

Teal looks great added to the navy and beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe!
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonotan shorts – A.P.C.navy jeans – Uniqlonavy wool cardigan – Miu Miuvy trousers – Viyellatan pants – Uniqlobeige cardigan – Marella

 I started here with the black and caramel Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonoblack shorts – Hallhubercopper twill trousers – Lands’ Endblack cardigan – Michael Michael Korsblack skirt - French Connectionblack jeans – R13
 This shows the teal added to the khaki and olive Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonobeige hoodie – Uniqloivory shorts – Erika Cavallinikhaki cashmere cardigan – La Garconnebeige skirt - Vicky Tiel, beige jeans – Morganolive cardigan – Meronaolive trousers – Isabel Marant Etoile

 Additional garments here are part of the navy and grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
Earrings – Dorus Mhor, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, leather bracelet – Hariyonoblack cotton and cashmere cardigan – 10 Crosby Derek Lamblack linen trousers – Viyellagrey pleated trousers – Alberto Biani, grey cardigan - Mangoblack jeans – Current/Elliottshorts – T by Alexander Wang

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10 comments:

  1. Love this teal Janice! It's probably my favorite color and I wear it a lot. However, I just can't wrap my brain around teal and olive together. Or teal and any warm color. Thanks for all the work you put into these posts. I'm looking forward to your completed color combo pdf.

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  2. I clicked on that leather bracelet so fast...it's gorgeous! Love teal as well...have a great Saturday Janice!

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  3. My favorite color! I just bought a teal sweater in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

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  4. Yay, the mallards! I've got a beautiful blue-tit outside my window at the moment. That would make a bold colour combo with yellow and blue!

    That teal top could have a bit more going on with it for me to feel comfortable wearing it with plain bottoms, but I do like the colours and the accessories.

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  5. Loving the teal. These common colors are some of my favorites to wear with neutrals. Your pidgeon color scheme was brilliant - a mallard would be fabulous. As you say, you can't go wrong with nature. Since you've said to let you know if links don't work, I believe the descriptions/links of the navy/grey are actually for the black/grey clothes. Thank you for your great work.

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  6. How about a peacock?

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  7. These last 3 posts with the common colors have been so interesting. Well, all your posts are but these especially have been eye-opening! I would never wear olive but I have really liked the common color pairings with the olive. I also clicked immediately on the bracelet. Love it!

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  8. Gosh teal is a beautiful colour and really adds to the other colours it is paired with. Do you know my mother has an outspoken dislike of teal and as a result I've never worn it. I plan to try a piece now as I think it will be good with my coloring. I agree with nature shades too. Some are quite unexpected yet spectacular.

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  9. Daddy was color blind, but he had great color sense. He always said if you saw a color combination in nature, then you could use it in your house or in your clothes. Teal is a wonderful color, it goes with so many other colors, my personal being a deep smoky gray.

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  10. Hello Janice, thanks very much for your work. I can honestly say that I've stuck to your blog for the last three days. After spending some time through my clothes, it seems my closet is based on black, navy, camel and grey and not so many accent colors. I have enough clothes for two color charts, (black/camel, and navy/grey) However, I have also I can't make most of my wardrobe since I don't have many appropriate shoes.. The problemwith the navy shoes are..ehhm. you know, they are not so easy to find.. Could you inspire some ideas combining navy/ camel or navy/grey garments with black shoes pleae?

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