Tuesday, August 30, 2016

One Navy Dress in a Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Ways to Wear it With Pastels

This is a great dress - it appears to be fairly trimly cut until it reaches the hips, and then swish!

14 ways to wear a simple navy dress in a capsule wardrobe
Dress – Lands’ End

I took a little bit different approach to this dress - I found simple, classic navy shoes that I've included with all of the pastel colors. And there's a pretty straightforward formula for these - I looked for scarves, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bags in the accent color, and then chose the pieces that I liked the most! My criteria were pretty much that the accessories should be as close in color to the cardigan as reasonably possible, and that they share a feeling or aesthetic. (that last part is hard to define, but I know what I like when I see it!)

Two ways to wear a navy dress with pale pink
Dress – Lands’ End
earrings – Amour; scarf – Kate Spade
cardigan – Lands’ End; pumps – Sőfft
scarf – Blumarine; earrings – Judith Ripka
cardigan – Lucien Pellat-Finet; flats – Naturalizer

I didn't tell you that Off 5th has a bunch of Bluemarine scarves at about 75% off...

This is an obvious color scheme, if you spend a lot of time studying the color wheel!

Two ways to wear a navy dress with peach
Dress – Lands’ End
necklacePuck Wanderlust; cardigan MaxMara Studio
 bracelet – Vera Bradley; pumps – Sőfft
cardigan – L.L.Bean; earrings -  TJMaxx
scarf – Bibi Herron; flats – Naturalizer

If you find a yellow cardigan or jacket that appeals to you, GRAB IT; yellow is terribly difficult to find...

Two ways to wear a navy dress with light yellow
Dress – Lands’ End
earrings – Amour; jacketDamsel in a Dress; 
wrap – Ermanno Scervino; pumps – Sőfft
cardigan – Vintage 55; scarf – Helen Ruth
bracelet – Bourbon and Boweties; flats – Naturalizer

While this first green isn't exactly a pastel, I wasn't going to pass up this combination!

Two ways to wear a navy dress with light green
Dress – Lands’ End
earrings – Alexis Bittar; scarf – Hermes Under the Waves
cardigan – Jardin des Orangers; pumps – Sőfft
 necklace – Lionette by Noa Sade; cardigan – Classic
bracelet – Sydney Evans; flats – Naturalizer

I just think this is pretty. Sometimes, pretty is enough.

Two ways to wear a navy dress with light blue
Dress – Lands’ End
necklace – The Limited; bracelet – Komang Wijayana
cardigan – Eileen Fisher; pumps – Sőfft
cardigan – L.L.Bean; earrings – TJMaxx
scarf – J. McLaughlin; flats – Naturalizer

There are beautiful lavender/lilac garments in the world, if you look long enough! The subtle richness of these colors looks beautiful with navy:

Two ways to wear a navy dress with lavender purple
Dress – Lands’ End
cardigan – L.L.Bean; bracelet – Poppy Jewellery
clutch – Menbur; pumps – Sőfft
cardigan – Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti; earrings – Ila
scarf – Chico’s; flats – Naturalizer

Yes, I know that grey isn't technically a pastel color, by some definitions. But it's soft, it looks great with navy, and if I include it here, I get the "14 different ways to wear a dress" that is fast becoming a Vivienne Files tradition!

Two ways to wear a navy dress with grey accessories
Dress – Lands’ End
earrings – Arya and Ardi; cardigan – Lands’ End
bracelet – Kenneth Jay Lane; pumps – Sőfft
cardigan – Phase Eight; earrings – Matsu Jewellery;
 scarf – Vince Camuto; flats – Naturalizer

One Navy Dress  in a Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Ways to Wear it With Pastels
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