Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Capsule Wardrobe Color Palette - A Dash of Cinnamon, with 6 Neutral Colors

I found some lovely things in that russet color that was so elusive... And it occurred to me, again, that garments that aren't in the same fabrics don't have to be the precise same color! This tee shirt and cardigan would look gorgeous together in a capsule wardrobe:


Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with 6 neutral colors
tee - White Stuff; cardigan - Miu Miu; oxfords - BC Footwear

This is a great combination:

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with olive
earrings - The Sak; cardigan - Miu Miu, olive tee - J.Crew;
pants - L.L.Bean; bag - Ted Baker London; oxfords -
BC Footwear;
scarf - Santorus; olive cardigan - H&M; bracelet - INC International Concepts;
tee -
White Stuff; boots - Sarto

I wasn't at ALL sure how this would work, but keeping silver metal in the jewelry made all the difference...

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with grey
earrings - Aparna; cardigan - Miu Miu; grey tee - J.Crew;
pants - J.Crew; bag - Patricia Nash; oxfords -
BC Footwear;
scarf - Missoni; grey cardigan - J.Crew; bracelet - John Hardy;
tee -
White Stuff; boots - Corso Como

These colors worked wonderfully together; I particularly like this scarf. It's more of a blend of close colors than any exact matching.

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with beige
earrings - TJMaxx; cardigan - Miu Miu; camel tee - ATM;
cords - Closed; bag - BP.; oxfords -
BC Footwear;
scarf - Nordstrom; camel cardigan - L.L.Bean; bracelet - Sperry;
tee -
White Stuff; boots - Seychelles

Here's a case of 2 colors that are opposites on the color wheel, and which are therefore MADE for each other:

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with navy
earrings - Lauren Ralph Lauren; cardigan - Miu Miu; navy tee - J.Crew;
pants - L.L.Bean; bag - Mellow World; oxfords -
BC Footwear;
scarf - Mud Pie; navy cardigan - Uniqlo; bracelet - Vera Bradley;
tee -
White Stuff; boots - Franco Sarto

This color combination feels perfect for autumn... if it ever gets here!

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with brown
earrings - Iris Apfel; cardigan - Miu Miu; brown sweater - J.Crew;
pants - L.L.Bean; bag - Dooney & Bourke; oxfords -
BC Footwear;
scarf - Nordstrom; brown cardigan - Iris von Arnim; bracelet - Michael Kors;
tee -
White Stuff; boots - Cole Haan

Happily, this warm cinnamon color is a LONG way from the much purer orange; orange, in this situation, might scream Halloween (and not in a good way!).

Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with black
scarf - Vince Camuto; cardigan - Miu Miu; tee - L.L.Bean;
pants - L.L.Bean; bag - J.Crew Factory; boots - Munro;
earrings - Chico's; cardigan- L.L.Bean; bracelet - Isabel Marant;
tee -
White Stuff; oxfords - BC Footwear

I'm still looking at teal and plum... Any ideas of a food that's teal-colored, if only to keep the food-themed titles intact?

love,
Janice


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Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a dash of cinnamon with 6 neutral colors
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32 comments:

  1. So beautiful! This t-shirt, the cords and the white Nordstrom scarf are screaming my name. If only they came in plus size. And in my price range. And in my country ... oh sigh.

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  2. Teal food…tricky. Maybe angelica? Absinthe? (bit too green?). There are cocktails that end up blue-green (e.g. Shamrock juice, with a mixture of curaçao and orange juice). I'm sure there will be better suggestions later
    Alice

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  3. It seems like it would be a good idea to check that there are accessories that you like that would finish off the look before you buy the clothes that you are tempted to buy in any new accent colour. Perhaps not so important when the alluring colour is "in" but if the colour is unusual a bit of pre-shopping could pay dividends.

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    1. I was thinking the exact same thing! Starting with accessories seems to be the smart way to go. At least whenever I consider attempting a new accent color.

      Brittany
      Los Angeles

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  4. I just adore this russet/cinnamon color, but did not realize it could work with so many neutrals. The combination with olive is just inspired, and I would never have thought that russet could work so well with grey. I recently bought spice-colored corduroy pants, and now I have decided that I need some olive tops to pair with them.

    My only problem is that these posts are making me hungry. What's next, a dollop of whipped cream?

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  5. Some leafy greens cook into a dark teal color, but my first thought was "Bombay Sapphire!" It might be a little bluer that teal, though.

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  6. I love the Autumn flavor of all these combinations.

    As for teal food, maybe macaroons or frosted donuts/cupcakes?

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  7. A touch of teal, a pinch of plum...

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    1. HAVE YOU BEEN SPYING ON MY COMPUTER?????? Seriously, those posts are written, and ready to roll for tomorrow and Friday.

      Either you're frighteningly insightful, or I'm becoming painfully predictable....

      hugs,
      Janice

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  8. Love this colour with grey or navy - not the first combos I would have thought of but they look amazing together! I think these combinations really show how a beautiful scarf really pulls things together.

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  9. Today's color is one of my favorites to wear. I enjoyed seeing your picks. One of my favorite ways to wear it is with charcoal.

    I did a google image search for teal food. It's not a very appetizing color. I do like wearing it though.

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  10. Janice,
    Love it ! My very favorite version of brown that goes so well with all of the neutrals here !

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  11. I suppose Teal is edible, although it isn't teal when you're eating it. ;-)
    Common teal

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    1. EXACTLY! I thought of that, but it's just not going to work, is it?
      hugs,
      Janice

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  12. Janice, I don't know whether you already use the shopping site Birdsnest.com.au to find your pictures. If not, I think it would be useful to you. They're 'our' sort of clothes, at reasonable prices, well-photographed. It's worth anyone else checking out too, especially Aussies!

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  13. I'm thinking of blue-green leaves. Not food, exactly, but how about "A Whiff of Eucalyptus"?

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  14. That Santorus scarf is just stunning! As well, the Miu Miu cardigan is just what I have been looking for over the past couple of years. It's perfect, except for the price. Other cardigans I have checked don't have very good quality or fit reviews. It's pretty hard to believe that I can't find a good quality cardigan at an "affordable" price. This must be hard for you too. The search continues. Love this collection.

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    1. about a month ago I bought a lightweight merino cardigan in a similar color from JCrew. It's definitely more affordable, and although it's not been cool enough here to wear wool (!) I do like it so far. - nancyo

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    2. Thanks Nancy. I've seen those online but the quality reviews made me shy away. I will take a second look in person.

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  15. I love this! And you are right about the topaz/silver jewellery. That is what makes this color sing with gray. Would have never thought of it, but I will try this very soon. You're on a roll here! :)) ~ Cornelia

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  16. TEAL SQUEAL - Any drink using Blue Curacao will give you a teal color.

    The Teal Squeal is a blue-green, blended cocktail, but tastes mostly of pineapple.
    Recipe:
    • 1/2 cup vodka
    • 1/4 cup blue curacao
    • 2 cups of ice
    • 1/2 cup of pineapple
    Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

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  17. Well, that's spooky, because I just bought new pants in these exact colors (olive, gray, brown, and navy), as well as two cinnamon tops, to go with the clothes I already have in navy, gray, camel, and brown! And needless to say, I have enough black that I didn't need to buy anything new in that color.

    I love the plaid scarf that you chose; now I want one of those, too. A couple of years ago, I found a scarf in cinnamon and olive plaid, and last year, my son gave me a scarf in cinnamon and gray paisley. Hm, I sense a trend.... :-D

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  18. Another color that I never would have considered. Well done!

    And I think that Jazz said it best when it comes to new colors. Whenever I consider exploring a new accent color, I see if I can find a bag or a scarf in that color. Or nail polish even if I am feeling even less committal. Testing the waters before going all in is better on my wallet.

    I also second Beckie's idea of macaroons. "At teal treat". Tiny, Parisian, and delectable.

    Brittany
    Los Angeles

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  19. Ooh what s great color with navy and so many other neutrals. Especially love the cardi. Prinably my favorite color is teal, but to eat it??? Very ripe blueberries are like dark teal but love the idea of treating it like a spice " a pinch of teal" Yes! A spice - like an accessory. Come to think of it, our accent colors can be treated like accessories! A pinch of teal peaking out from the navy pants and navy cardi, for example! Janice Collins, Washington, DC

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  20. Love this accent color! Splendid with black, olive, and navy. Actually just a great color to have in a second layer.It looks great with that color of shoes! What would you call that color of leather?

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  21. I loved the burgundy touches yesterday (at least that's when i viewed them) and the cinnamon ones today. Your hitting all the colors I love-strong fall colors. I wish this colors were available in heavy, medium, and light-weight fabrics all year long...sigh!

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  22. I loved the burgundy touches yesterday (at least that's when i viewed them) and the cinnamon ones today. Your hitting all the colors I love-strong fall colors. I wish this colors were available in heavy, medium, and light-weight fabrics all year long...sigh!

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  23. Cinnamon, yes, yes. I am finding that I can't get into your links when dotomi is the connection. I really like that mui mui cardigan but couldn't open it. Now I really want to find a pair of cinnamon velvet jeans. I don't think I can even find cinnamon velvet if I were so inclined to make them!!
    Deb from Vancouver

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    1. If you have the opportunity, and don't mind, send me an email with one of the specific links, and I'll go kick someone in the... nose...
      theviviennefiles@gmail.com

      thanks a ton,
      and hugs,
      Janice

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  24. I'm kicking back with my Bombay Sapphire and macarons (well, it *is* breakfast time here), feeling the love.
    And learning, learning, learning ... Yes, how sensible to try a new colour in inexpensive accessories before taking the plunge.
    And now I have new ideas to feature my topaz earrings.
    It's so useful to see how truly versatile neutrals are, and how interesting they can be when spiced up!
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  25. I love this cinnamon color! Looks so great with all the neutrals! This is such a wonderful series!! Thank you!

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