Saturday, January 24, 2015

White Capsule Wardrobe with Grey, Turquoise, or Celadon Green Accessories

For now, I'm finishing up this idea of monochromatic outfits and "accessory families" with some summery white linen items. (yes, they look sort of beige or ivory on the page, because white on white would be an incomprehensible blizzard...)

Since the available linen white shoes are limited in January, I decided to grab some shoes that match or tone with the accessories - always a fun option! And for the elusive celadon, I chose some gold sandals; metallic are always worth remembering when you're struggling with a shoe color choices.

a silver and grey "family" of accessories, including jewelry, scarves and shoes
Cord and jewel necklace – John and Pearl, grey moonstone earrings – Vivien Frank Designs,  ribbed 
scarf – Haider Ackermann, graduated pearl necklace – Majorica, grey floral earrings – hring eftir hring
lace scarf – Faliero Sarti,  rectangular gray agate druzy earrings – Dara Ettinger, leather bracelet – 
Gag and Lou, infinity scarf – Missoni, square Lucite ring – Alexis Bittarflat sandals – Juli, loafers – 
Nicholas Kirkwood

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" and silver grey accessories

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" and silver grey accessories

a "family"of accessories in turquoise blue, including jewelry, scarves and shoes
Turquoise and citrine pendant – Neeru Goel, 3 strand bracelet – Oscar Figueroa, ring – Kenari
abstract landscape scarf – Kathkath,  oval stud earrings – Lagos , flower drop earrings – Chen 
Fuchs Jewelry, floral scarf – Valentino, mixed print scarf – Etro, lily and turquoise earrings – 
Maria Belen Nilson, six strand necklace – Matta, flat sandals – Bernardo, kitten heel sandals – 
Manolo Blahnik

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" with turquoise blue accessories

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" with turquoise blue accessories

a"family" of soft green accessories, including scarves and jewelry, with gold sandals
Striped scarf – Armani Collezioni, station chain aventurine necklace – toosis, sliver earrings – Alexis Bittar
stud earrings – Alexis Bittar, floral brooch – Alexis Bittar, round drop earrings – YooLa, horn bracelet – LeJu
fringed scarf – futabaya(sold out), pleated scarf – Cathayana,  pendant – Alexis Bittarflat sandals – Ipanema, wedge sandals – Jimmy Choo

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" including soft green accessories and gold footwear

three outfits from a white "Monday Morning Wardrobe" including soft green accessories and gold footwear

a six-piece "Monday Morning Wardrobe" in white
shirt – Vinceskirt – Michael Kors, tee shirt – Hoss Intropia,  sweater – Maison Ullens, pants – Forte Forte, dress – Bagutta

I'm starting to work on some more "Start With Art" wardrobes - anybody have some suggestions? I put together a hundred colors schemes drawn from art works in the file "Images and Color Schemes: 100 Works of Art", which is available under the tab at the top marked "Vivienne Files Documents". If you're struggling for inspiration, you might find it there!

love,
Janice
Farfetch


16 comments:

  1. How about the work of S J Peploe, or Sir John Lavery who painted the ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1910. Start with art is such a clever idea, really enjoying reading your posts every day, lovely combinations of colours.
    Kind regards, Beth x

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  2. I love your blog and ideas, Janice! The order, rationale and philosophy have given me calm, serenity and discipline with my closet and packing--thank you! Another suggestion for you--what about organizing outfits, wardrobes and palettes by warm/neutral/cool? I'd love to see that!

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  3. I have so loved this series. It's really opened my eyes to what I already own and how I can change my neutrals to suit my fancy. I separated jewelry, scarves, shoes, and bags, but mostly the first two, into three "packets" to choose from.

    Bisous, Swissy

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  4. I've always thought I looked like a sad, sad nurse in all white. I'm going to try some of these ideas. Thanks, again, friend. When you write the book, I will buy a copy for every female friend and family I have.

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  5. I will also buy the book and give it to my friends for their birthdays. This series has been very helpful. It shows how we can have a small collection of great basics in one colours and then have fun with accessory bundles. In theory, this should be less expensive.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  6. I would modify this by having cream clothes and use the bright accessory bundle. Gorgeous. I really like the dress you picked, too. I have also really appreciated this series. I leaning towards a monochromatic wardrobe plan for trips.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  7. For me, nothing says "summer" like crisp white and turquoise. Beautiful choices.

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  8. Would love to see Van Gogh's Starry Night and Sunflowers!

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  9. I love all this with the pale-gray/platinum of the modified whites!

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  10. I love this - thanks for a great series. Art - please do some Gauguin

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Arearea,_by_Paul_Gauguin.jpg

    http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/paul-gauguin/road-in-tahiti-1891.jpg

    http://www.taschen.com/media/images/640/cover_ka_gauguin_0712131720_id_15314.jpg

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  11. White always makes accessories come alive. And since it is summer and sweltering, seeing all the crisp, light white was inspiring!

    As for art, I would suggest Ornulf Opdahl. Subtle colours and beautiful textures.

    http://www.purdyhicks.com/display.php?aID=3
    https://www.google.com/search?q=ornulf+opdahl&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nSrEVPPyFZHkggSng4KoCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

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  12. How about The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch (https://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/artists-a-z/r/artist/sir-henry-raeburn/object/reverend-robert-walker-1755-1808-skating-on-duddingston-loch-ng-2112)?

    Or any of these:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Esaias_van_de_Velde_001.jpg
    http://kerrisdalegallery.com/print/breughel-winter-landscape-with-bird-trap/
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Breughel_der_aeltere_heimkehr_der_jaeger.jpg
    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/winter-at-the-convent-margaret-loxton.html

    ............. theme? What theme?!

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    1. I love the theme - Breughel is one of my favorites...

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  13. Thank you very much for this Janice! For a heat-stressed Australian, these colours are utter refreshment!

    If you're looking for art and would consider an Australian artist, the early 20th century Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira was a magnificent landscape painter - http://nga.gov.au/namatjira/Gallery.htm

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  14. How about "Soul of a Rose" by Waterhouse? Love the colors in that painting!

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  15. What lovely color combos! I'm actually drawn to both the bold and soft colours you show here. I'll remember the turquoise and white thing for summer - it's something I've always admired and never gotten around to doing. You can definitely get better turquoise jewellery in England than in New Zealand where I used to live (but probably not as good as the South-West of the US).

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