Thursday, December 18, 2014

Four Pack Travel Capsule Wardrobe: Camel and Burgundy

Many of us are preparing for holiday trips of varying lengths, so today I felt like putting together something that just oozed luxury and subtlety.  These rich, beautiful colors, fabrics and textures make a quietly elegant statement, without gaudy logos or overdone ornamentation.

Camel and Burgundy Travel Outfit
Tee shirt – Lanvin, pants – Erika Cavallini Semi-Couture, scarf – Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage
garnet earrings – David Yurman, coat – Viyella, watch – Cartier,  loafers – Tod’s, tote – Bric’s
camel and burgundy Four Pack travel capsule wardrobe
Alpaca and silk turtleneck – Michael Kors, bracelet – Kenneth Jay Lane
burgundy silk blouse - Yves Saint Laurent Vintage, skirt – CC, merino dress - Uniqlo
scarf Pierre-Louis Mascia, riding boots – Fendi
four outfits from a camel and burgundy travel capsule wardrobe

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24 comments:

  1. "Oozing" luxury is exactly the right description. Stunning, classic ensembles here, Janice. (I'd love all of this under my Christmas tree!).

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  2. Beautiful! So serene and luxurious and chic. The perfect snuggle-up wardrobe. I can almost smell an open fire in a beautiful lodge with warm candle light. This is stunning. I am a warm spring so burgundy is tricky with me. What would you recommend as another accent option? A dark green? Or chocolate brown?

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    1. I'm a spring, as well. How about deep rust, deep golden brown, or garnet red? I would also include touches of ivory or off-white, such as pearl earrings, or an ivory wool scarf or shawl instead of the long print scarf.

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  3. This is indeed stunning, and you have given me once again a great idea. I will feel well dressed. :)

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  4. Deep forest green substituted for the burgundy would be gorgeous here...

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    1. I love this! I just would wear the boots on the trip- less bulk to pack ;)

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  5. These are fabulous. I love burgundy, but often wear it as the main colour; I need to rethink a bit. Not sure about camel for me but I'm really attracted to the pictures of all of these pieces. I'm a summer with silvery grey hair. There will be the correct shade somewhere for me! If I wore burgundy as the staple, what would be best accent for footwear - brown? black? for blouses etc? I've just found your posts and am enjoying. Thanks.

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    1. Imagine replacing every camel piece here with a pale silvery-grey. It would still be stunning, and might suit your coloring better.

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  6. I love the richness of this combination. It makes me want to hunt for vintage Etienne Aigner accessories in the classic burgundy.

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  7. Beautiful as always. I really love when you do posts with warm colors since I am an autum. Thank you very much for your wonderful blog. May you have a very merry Christmas!

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  8. Hi Janice, I recently found your blog and I absolutely LOVE ALL YOU DO!!!! Thank you so much! I firstly went through all the 4x4s and the from Scratch and the 333 posts…. so many good ideas about how to BUILD a wardrobe. I'm 45 so I should a gotten all this figured out by now but no…. I know I do too many ad hoc buys and that I hate buying basics…. but when I do buy that really good pair of black pants, that's all that I use…. but I'm "surprised" every time…
    I love the idea of minimalism, not too severe, but having a good base and then adding some fun - that would be me! Thank you for all your work and please keep up the good work!
    PS I am Swedish but I live in France since 20 years so my style is a mix : pragmatic from Sweden, chic from France!

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  9. These are not my colors at all, and yet as an ensemble it is STUNNING. Beautiful work.

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  10. I don't normally think about putting burgundy and camel together, but you proved what a gorgeous combination it is! Thank you!

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  11. Knock my socks off again. Love the camel skirt, reserved,elegant with a slight edge. Beautiful. As with Eva above, I often hate to shop for wardrobe " basics" but with this skirt it would be a pleasure. Need to keep this in mind and not settle for cheap but save for pieces like this.

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  12. Burgundy is one of my favorite colors. I love camel also, but it is difficult for many to wear. Also--unlike, say, black--camel only looks good if the fabric is of very high quality. And it gets dirty-looking so quickly. A high maintenance color.

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  13. Ooh, luscious burgundy pieces there. I love the tops, the (garnet?) earrings and the touches of gold. Lovely stuff!

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  14. Janice, You are a Christmas gift year round...truly a giving person who has helped and guided me in so many ways. This particular ensemble is a real jewel...I love the six packs because they are so practical and speak to simplicity, and thoughtful coordination. So practical for so many trips, visits, etc. that come up.
    I love your work and appreciate it to no end. But mostly I wanted to say thank you.

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  15. Fabulous as always -- I would never have thought to pair these colors and they are stunning. Did you see that the Pantone color of 2015 is marsala -- very much like the burgundy you're showing here? I'm wondering if you would do a post on that color and how we can make one or two items in that color work with our 333 or 4X4s or French 5 piece wardrobes. Happy holidays, dear Janice, you are an inspiration year after year and I appreciate all you do (my wardrobe has changed so much for the better thanks to you!).

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  16. Stunning! I am another fan of that gorgeous skirt.

    Unlike other posters, I love basics and I have a hard time buying more sophisticated statement pieces. My wardrobe is filled with basics and simple lines.

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  17. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.

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