Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey

The French 5-Piece Wardrobe is a great way to experiment with new color palettes, but it can also be used as a way to build upon The Common Capsule Wardrobe in your chosen neutrals. Adding in a neutral item or two can really expand the versatility of your core garments, while a new color or two keeps the boredom at bay.

Let's see what these five items do for A Common Capsule Wardrobe:
The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey
Green sweater – Elizabeth and James, grey cardigan – Viyella, blue tee shirt – Dash
striped tee shirt - Mint Velvet, beaded gauze scarf – Alexia

Remember, this is A Common Wardrobe, in navy and grey, with which we're working:

12 Piece French inspired capsule wardrobe
Grey v-neck – Uniqlo, grey turtleneck – Uniqlo, navy cardigan – Uniqlo, navy v-neck - Uniqlo
white broadcloth shirt – Uniqlo, denim shirt – Uniqlo, grey tee – Uniqlo, navy tee – Uniqlo
dark jeans – Uniqlo, grey jeans - Uniqlo, navy skirt - Uniqlo, faded jeans - Uniqlo
First off, the beautiful green sweater actually would give you eight new possibilities (I only show four) - it can be worn with any of your pants, jeans, or skirt, and it can be worn with or without the scarf.

Secondly, The blue tee shirt goes under any of your v-neck sweaters, or your cardigan, and it can also be worn on it's own.  If you look carefully, you'll see that the scarf you bought includes a dash of the blue from your tee shirt, so the scarf could be included in any of these eight outfits!
The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey

But here, where you add to your collection of neutral garments in A Common Wardrobe, is where the real versatility and mileage appear!  Of course the tee shirt goes with everything, in at least a dozen different combinations:

The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey

And the grey cardigan?  Same outcome - everything in A Common Capsule Wardrobe goes beautifully!  And imagine how many more outfits there are when we pull the striped tee shirt AND the blue tee shirt back in here to wear under the cardigan? How about the striped shirt worn under the denim shirt? Lots of ideas...

The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey
The French 5-Piece Wardrobe + A Common Capsule Wardrobe: blue, green, and grey
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5 comments:

  1. I am convinced that grey, like black, combines beautifully with almost any reasonable combination. I love grey and camel or cream. If I can find another color to add to this mix which would blend well with camel, I would be well on my way to a streamlined, edited wardrobe.

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  2. Hello, I am starting from scratch and I have a quick question. Are your accent colors supposed to look good together, or can they can be completely different? My neutrals are medium gray and denim, and I would like my accent colors to be burgundy and soft pink because I feel great in them. But I would never wear them together! I guess the only problem would be finding bridge garments to combine both accent colors. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks! I love your blog!

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    1. I don't see why they would have to go together since most of your accent colors would be in shirts or sweaters. Of course if you do find a garment or scarf that combines both, snap it up!

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  3. I have the neutrals down pat but struggle with colour, it always looks so jarring in our light here. I do, however , love that shade of blue.

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  4. I see this as an easy way to add the "it" color to your wardrobe seasonally without a huge outlay of a total revamp.

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