So beautiful, and such inspiring colors! I was completely unfamiliar with this artist; my readers send me the most wonderful things...
“Yellow Tree”, by Linda Jacobson available from Saatchi Art
I've been asked to clarify the role of the various "fours" in the 4 by 4 Wardrobe, so I'm going to do that while working with this painting. Multitasking...
The First Core of Four is designed to give you two tops and two "bottoms" (I don't know why, but lots of people are completely bothered by the term bottoms...) that can be worn as four outfits. It's the most simple and high-mileage combination of neutral clothes you can find, and it makes a great base upon which to build your wardrobe.
A second Core of Four (another four blue-on-blue outfits), now gives you sixteen different combinations! (4 x 4 = 16). Yes, these outfits aren't the cutting edge of trendy fashion, but they're certainly acceptable and appropriate pretty much anywhere you can wear jeans, and if you love these colors, they'll be outfits that make you happy.
In the original 4 by 4 wardrobes, I used only 4 items to Integrate the Wardrobe. Those wardrobe were for hot weather, and were very minimal - we were really pulling together the very least necessary for a beach vacation or similar activities. Since then, I've surrendered to my longing for accessories and expanded the number, but you could certainly get by with just a couple of pairs of shoes, a bag, and one scarf, or one pair of earrings. Always remember - the choices are yours, and nobody else's!
Fringed scarf – Nordstrom, aquamarine stud earrings – Ayako Kanari, cord and silver bracelet – Vivien Frank Designs, jade earrings – Zandra Lorena Sajbin, jade necklace – Zandra Lorena Sajbin, blue subtle striped scarf – Apoccas, crossbody bag – Rebecca Minkoff, loafers – Geox, ankle boots – Sole Society
|Green silk blouse – Equipment, green corduroy pants – Peter Jensen, green sweater – Madewell, green jeans – Maison Scotch, Blue tee shirt – Uniqlo, cuffed blue jeans – Frame, blue sweater – Steven Alan, dark wash jeans – A.P.C., Metallic sweater – Alexander Wang, plaid silk shirt – Equipment, green tee shirt – Kain, floral blouse – Sugarhill, Camel sweater – Warehouse, blue tee – Majestic Filatures, camel silk blouse – Ana Pires, blue sweater – Warehouse, Fringed scarf – Nordstrom, aquamarine stud earrings – Ayako Kanari, cord and silver bracelet – Vivien Frank Designs, jade earrings – Zandra Lorena Sajbin, jade necklace – Zandra Lorena Sajbin, blue subtle striped scarf – Apoccas, crossbody bag – Rebecca Minkoff, loafers – Geox, ankle boots – Sole Society|