In our mythical leisure, Belovedest and I watch art courses from The Great Courses. Our current course is The World's Greatest Paintings, in which we studied at some length the beauties of this:
Talk about mixing warm and cool colors to great effect! I was irresistibly drawn to use this as a Start With Art subject.
|The Magpie, by Claude Monet|
Note one really interesting innovation that I'm trying: rather than attempt to nail down two specific browns and greys, or one color to represent the damp and frozen branches, slats on the gate, and branches in the fence, I'm working with a spectrum of brown to darkest grey. Doing this frees you up to build a wardrobe around any color that might be found in the darkest shades of the painting. And as long as you're true to the painting (and the thought of wet, frozen branches!), your colors will work well together, creating a palette of neutrals that you don't see everyday!
A touch of snow, with more warm charcoal, a softer grey tunic, and a few accessories:
Darkest grey with lightest blue:
Warm, faded terracotta from the building in the painting, paired with brown or warm charcoal grey:
This would easily work for a 3 or 4 day trip that combined business and leisure:
|Grey sweater – Marni, scarf – Lieke Van Opstal, jeans – J Brand, boots – Aetrex, oxford shirt – Uniqlo, pinstriped trousers – Vanessa Bruno, blue necklace – Lee Renee, oxfords – Paul Green, apricot sweater – Carven, ballet flats – L’Amour Des Pieds, cropped brown jeans – Dolce and Gabbana, charcoal dress – Raquel Allegra, organza scarf – Yuh Okano, white cotton shirt – Mint Velvet, white and grey pearl necklace – Duanpen Tajunin, charcoal cardigan – Theory, tweed skirt – Planet, suede pumps – Stuart Weitzman, grey tunic – Mint Velvet, grey pearl earrings – Fermin, scarf – Roffe Accessories|