Saturday, September 13, 2014

A 4 by 4 Capsule Wardrobe in Lavender, Jade, Denim and Grey




One more visit to the denim and grey Core of Four - this time, with accent colors of lavender and jade.  All of the shades are cool - some are soft and gentle, and others are almost vivid.  Lots of options here!

Zigzag stripe scarf – Missoni, moonstone earrings – Anzie lavender scarf – Faliero Sarti 
moonstone bracelet - Shanker, pearl and moonstone necklace – Nalinee, striped scarf – Faliero Sarti,
  grey loafers – Tod’s, striped bag – Kao Pao Shu, ankle boots – SoftWalkgrey jeans – Current/Elliott,
grey sweater – J.W. Anderson, grey corduroy pants – Patagonia, grey Henley - Uniqloblue tee shirt – 
 Uniqlo, cuffed blue jeans – Frameblue sweater – Steven Alan, dark wash jeans – A.P.C.heather 
green top – North Facegrey smock top – Isabel Marant Etoile, white collar and cuff shirt – Etro
cardigan – L.L.Beanlavender v-neck shirt – Gap, green cardigan – Uniqlo, green silk shirt – Uniqlo
lavender Henley shirt – L.L.Bean







Blue tee shirt – Uniqlo, cuffed blue jeans – Frameblue sweater – Steven Alan
dark wash jeans – A.P.C.

One of the nicest things with the shades of lavender - they can easily be blended so long as you have the same basic tone.

Heather green top – North Face, grey smock top – Isabel Marant Etoile, white collar and 
cuff shirt – Etro, cardigan – L.L.Bean

Once you find someone who's selling a color that you love, it makes some sense to stock up!

Lavender v-neck shirt – Gap, green cardigan – Uniqlo, green silk shirt – Uniqlo
lavender Henley shirt – L.L.Bean

I looked for moonstone jewelry for this collection.  Moonstone has such a lovely iridescent, almost colorless quality that picks up the colors that you wear.  I think it's beautiful (and it's one of the three birthstones for those of us born in June!)


Zigzag stripe scarf – Missoni, moonstone earrings – Anzie lavender scarf – Faliero Sarti,
  moonstone bracelet - Shanker, pearl and moonstone necklace – Nalinee, striped scarf – Faliero Sarti,
 grey loafers – Tod’s, striped bag – Kao Pao Shu, ankle boots – SoftWalk
     
Halcyon Days

14 comments:

  1. That jade is such a stunning color. This is another one that totally speaks to me and my lifestyle. Thank you Janice,

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  2. This is the one capsule that is totally ME! Colors and lifestyle. Thanks Janice!

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  3. After having embraced the grey/denim/navy neutrals, I am amazed each day with the accent possibilities. One of my favourite cardigans is a jade Elie Tahari and I thought I might have to give it up. It will go nicely with my softer palette.Lavender and grey scarf will integrate. I am learning and enjoying the process so much.

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  4. Jade is one of those hues that in a good dye looks subtle and deep, and in a cheap dye looks garish. (Could that be why so many lower-priced clothes come in easier to make pastel tones?) Sometimes upholstery fabrics have beautiful jades and other greens but in apparel-weight, so hard to find.

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  5. I love this lavender, jade, denim and grey colour combination!

    Came across your blog a couple weeks ago and think it's fantastic. I'll continue to visit.

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  6. Dear Janice,
    Fabulous as usual. Just not my colours. But a treat for the eye, nevertheless. I have an unrelated question.
    Is it possible to outline a footwear wardrobe? And could that include hosiery? I am always tempted to get more shoes and boots in both core and accent colours and I am wondering what you think of opaque hosiery in core/accent colours. When are we covered and when is too much too much? I know if your core colour is black, navy, brown or charcoal, it is pretty easy but what if we are talking eggplant, burgundy, teal, rust, etc. Also, a question about ankle pants into winter - can you wear them with a sock, nylon or knee-high with shoes? Coloured, neutral or patterned? Or should it be only with ankle boots? So many questions... I have come to rely so much on you and the other readers' feedback here that I would love a discussion.

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    1. With regard to hosiery I also meant with skirts and dresses, of course and with heels and flats, AND with boots when there is a bit of leg showing above the boots and below the skirt.

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    2. Belle at Capitol Hill Style suggest the Two-Out-Of-Three approach, which I think makes sense: www.caphillstyle.com/capitol/2011/10/18/ask-belle-the-skinny-on-tights-html.html

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  7. I was really excited when I saw this one pop up on my reader - some of my mostest favouritest colours here, so pretty! I love the moonstones too. Very nice.

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    1. OMG - "mostest favoritest"???? Get OUT of my vocabulary!
      big hug,
      Janice

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  8. I don't suppose you could do a plus sized 4x4 wardrobe? denim, grey, berry and aubergine? I love this series.

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  9. I have been living and working in Cambodia for the last 14 months and am now ready to return to the States. Thanks to your excellent advice, which I tried to follow, I have managed to look good even with my limited number of skirts and tops plus several necklaces and scarves.

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  11. If this was my wardrobe, I would be a happy girl. Kimm & I must be twins as they are also my colours and lifestyle! Second the motion for plus sized options.

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