Starting today, and then on the 1st of each month (yes, the next installment, for February, will be Monday), I’m going to share the “monthly” new outfit for each of 6 different capsule wardrobe color schemes. By the 1st of December, we’re going to have a nice tidy capsule wardrobe, built around a unifying color theme and overall “feel.”
I chose 6 Hermes scarves to define our color palettes:
These six scarves indicated, to me, six different core neutral colors, and an interesting range of accents. I’ve included a small image of each scarf on the page with each outfit, to remind us of the colors with which we’re working. Of course, you can wear the scarf with the outfit! And I hope it goes without saying that you don’t have to use a scarf, and certainly not one from Hermes, as your unifying “personal style motif.”
Each of these outfits is tremendously similar in structure: long-sleeved tee and pants in a neutral color, cardigan and earrings in an accent color, and a pair of loafers. By keeping the moving parts similar in nature, the power of the various colors is more clearly apparent.
Since Monday’s the 1st of February, you’ll get to see the February ensembles then!