Monday, March 09, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: BLUSH, with Rose by Ansel Adams

The all-grey wardrobe based on the photograph Rose, by Ansel Adams (see it here) prompted lots of excellent questions about using that wardrobe as a base for accent colors. Oh yes, I could think of at LEAST 10 accent colors that would work beautifully with these grey items...

I chose this vaguely named blush, peach, apricot, whatever color to show the possibilities. I kept the core grey jacket, trousers, skirts, dresses, shoes, and even a couple of tops, but I swapped out the jewelry for the warm "rose gold", and tossed in a few lovely scarves.

An accent color changes everything, doesn't it?

Grey jacket – MM6 by Maison Margiela, hoop earrings – KALAN by Suzanne Kalan
boots – Laurence Dacade,  watch – Anne Klein, jeans – Burberry Brit, turtleneck – Bottega Veneta, 
silk scarf – Hermès Voyage en Etoffes, tote bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tweed tunic dress – Quiz, silk scarf – Bottega Veneta, disc earrings – Ippolita
peach scarf – Faliero Sarti, pearl grey silk tunic – Steffen Schraut, night sky blouse – 
Tilde Bay Kristofferson x Muuse, silk tee shirt – Robert Friedman, pleated skirt – Akris, layered 
pencil skirt – Donna Karan New York, flannel trousers – Chanel, cardigan – A la Fois, suede sleeveless 
dress – Balenciaga, crewneck sweater – DKNY, floral skirt – Topshop, scoop-neck metallic sweater – 
 Velvetgrey suede pumps – Jimmy Choo, metallic loafers – Walking Cradles, woven low-
heeled pumps – Jeffrey Campbell, rose gold 3 circles necklace – Chupi, pearl and crystal 
bracelet – Givenchychain necklace - JCPenney, rose gold stud earrings – David Yurman
clutch bag – Dareen Hakim

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  1. A lovely way for somebody who prefers warm colours to work grey into their wardrobe!

  2. One of my favorites, this!

  3. So much loveliness.
    Deb from Vancouver

  4. I love the apricot/blush color!

  5. Beautiful...can't wear blush, but could see substituting a lovely warm pink!

  6. Another beautiful creation!
    As I mature, I could see myself in this

  7. So glad you called this blush and not nude. Nude is only nude for white people