I haven't built a Four by Four wardrobe for a while, so I thought this would be an interesting project. First up, the core dark neutral charcoal, in linen:
tee shirt – Marc by Marc Jacobs
|Blue skirt, shirt, tunic and shorts– L.L.Bean|
The Expansion Four is usually four tops of some sort, since tops tend to get more wear than bottoms. Since we have a perfect soft creamy white in this color scheme, this step was pretty easy.
light grey pants – Poetry
But I'm keeping it simple, so in harmony with our theme of fours, I give you just two pair of shoes, a pair of earrings that could be worn every day, all summer, and an indulgent scarf that could EVEN be worn as a belt with your shorts. Make sure you find some sunglasses, too!
Here's your sixteen garments - this is, realistically, a Whatever's Clean Wardrobe, insofar as you could just reach in and grab things and wear. Some proportions might not be pleasing to you, but you would still be completely safe and acceptable in public.
ballet flats – Sperry
Here are 30 combinations, to start. This is NOT an exhaustive sampling; you could easily layer a shirt under the long-sleeved tops, or the sleeveless tank under a tunic...
An easy summer leisure wardrobe leaves us all free to concentrate on the IMPORTANT aspects of summer, like cooking out, walking, listening to music, reading, catching fireflies...