One thing that I've noticed after many years of wearing clothes is that I feel like my wardrobe is better balanced if I have more "tops" than "bottoms". Two to one seems a pretty workable ratio for me, and so in search of this it's time to grab a couple more blouses, tee shirts, or sweaters. This is an ideal time to introduce a pattern, if you wish, or to bring in more of your accent colors. If you found that you really preferred wearing light neutral blouses, those are perfect for this step.
And a necklace... Some days when I'm walking in downtown Chicago, I make a point of looking specifically for necklaces, and I'm always kind of shocked that I don't see very many. A semi-precious stone or fabric necklace can completely change the look of an outfit, bringing colors together, adding texture and lustre or sparkle, or reinforcing an accent color. Bring on the necklaces!
|wooden earrings – Hring eftir hring, zigzag infinity scarf - Brazen, Turquoise angora sweater– Roberto Collina,khaki tee – Target, jasper and pyrite necklace– Nangara by Julia Fusinato, turquoise blouse – Ralph Lauren Black Label, tan cashmere cardigan – La Garconne, watch – Armani Exchange, bracelet – Chan Luu, ivory silk blouse – Jaeger, striped scarf – Missoni, olive tee – Shu Moriyama, olive cardigan – Merona, tan trousers – Hallhuber, beige jeans – Morgan, Olive trousers – Isabel Marant Etoile, bag – Longchamp, maroon tee shirt – Linea Weekend, olive ballet flats – Chloe, penny loafers – Cole Haan|
|earrings – Toosis, nautical scarf – Brooks Brothers, striped top– Malene Birger,black white red scarf – Vince Camuto, black tee – Hallhuber, blue shirt - Uniqlo, black cotton and cashmere cardigan – 10 Crosby Derek Lam, watch – DKNY, bracelet – Simon Sebbag, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenberg,grey tee– T by Alexander Wang , necklace– Lamprini, red blouse – Cutie, grey cardigan - Mango, black linen trousers – Viyella, black jeans – Current/Elliott, grey pleated trousers – Alberto Biani,bag – Gregory Sylvia, grey ballet flats – Café Noir, pointed toe loafers – Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn|
|earrings – Kasturjewels, square scarf – Radical Chic, brown cotton tee – Uniqlo, yellow top – Uniqlo, chocolate brown fleece cardigan – L.L.Bean, necklace– Givenchy, floral blouse - Topshop, light blue tee– Velvet, watch – Timex, beaded bracelet – Chan Luu, blue and brown scarf – Paola Pecora, blue blouse – Uniqlo,beige pants – The Row, ivory silk blouse – Jaeger, tote – Coet, tan marled cardigan – Junarose, brown twill trousers – Lands’ End, brown jeans – Viyella, tan ballet flats – Michael Michael Kors, tassel loafers – The Flexx|
|earrings – Majorica, navy and grey scarf – Hinge, lavender blouse– Marni Edition, pastel scarf – Twisted Muse, silver grey tee – Hallhuber, pink top– Velvet, lilac tee shirt – Nougat London, grey cashmere cardigan – Jaeger, watch – Fossil, bracelet – Majorica, navy cardigan – Dorothy Perkins, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenberg, necklace– Saako Design, pink shirt – Fenn Wright Manson, silver grey trousers – Viyella, grey jeans – Rebecca Taylor, navy trousers – Jacques Vert, bag – CK Calvin Klein, navy ballet flats – Geox, tasseled flats – Trotters|
|earrings – Max and Chloe, dark scarf – Erfurt, caramel tee – Hallhuber, blue tee – Majestic Filatures, coral tee shirt – Warehouse, caramel wool and cashmere cardigan – Customer Lovers, bracelet – Tiraphan Hasub, watch – Fossil, light scarf - Play Mantero, ivory silk top – Jaeger, black trousers – Mint Velvet, bag – Dorothy Perkins, black cardigan – Michael Michael Kors, carnelian, quartz, amethyst, lapis necklace– Ritu, blue linen shirt – Jaeger, coral silk blouse– Equipment, copper twill trousers – Lands’ End, caramel jeans – Toast, black ballet flats – Armani, brown ballet flats – Frye|
|earrings – Dorothy Perkins, yellow sweater– Woolrich, pastel scarf – Collection Weekend, navy silk tee – Theory, aqua tee - Reiss, navy wool cardigan – Miu Miu, bracelet – Brooks Brothers, watch – Anne Klein, beige and navy checked scarf – Aquascutum, green shirt– Silvian Heach, tan pants – Uniqlo, white silk blouse – Nic + Zoe, silk necklace– Saako Design, yellow tee – Warehouse, beige cardigan – Marella, navy trousers – Viyella, navy jeans – Uniqlo, bag – Halogen, ballet flats – Me Too, black penny loafers – Cole Haan|