Thursday, September 15, 2016

Capsule Wardrobe Color Palette - A Touch of Teal, with Six Neutral Colors

Sigh... there are NO teal foods. If a food is teal, it's a genetic mutation, or a scary misuse of food coloring!

So we've abandoned my very fun food theme for post titles, but the general concept of accenting neutral outfits holds true. And teal is SO pretty in the capsule wardrobe...

3 wardrobe accent pieces in teal green/blue
tee - L.L.Bean; cardigan - L.L.Bean; loafers - Bandolino

The teal tee shirt has a slightly different neckline than usual, and it's tunic-length. We like to keep some options available! 

using teal as an accent to an olive green outfit
earrings - Latelita London; cardigan - L.L.Bean; tote - Tory Burch;
  loafers - Bandolino; olive tee - J.Crew; pants - L.L.Bean
scarf - Johnston & Murphy; olive cardigan - H&M
bracelet - Michael Kors; tee - L.L.Bean; boots - Sarto

I wasn't at all sure how olive and teal would be together, but I could cheerfully wear either of these outfits (and olive isn't a good color for me...) Remember, when looking for scarves, to check out the men's departments. Why some scarves are only for men is a mystery to me...

How to wear teal with grey
earrings - Sorreli; cardigan - L.L.Bean; tee - J.Crew
clutch - Yazi; loafers - Bandolino; pants - J.Crew
scarf - Alva-Norge; grey cardigan - J.Crew; bracelet - Uno de 50
tee - L.L.Bean; boots - Corso Como

I don't know that I would want to wear teal with a lighter grey than this, but with this sort of medium shade, it's really lovely.... and don't you LOVE these accessories? That wee bag just tickles me... Some years, you wouldn't be able to find a teal accessory for the world, but this is a good year for them! And I don't recall hearing that this was going to be a trendy color, do you?

Two outfits that combine camel and teal
earrings - Alexis Bittar; cardigan - L.L.Bean; bag - Dorothy Perkins
loafers - Bandolino; tee - ATM; cords - Closed
cardigan- L.L.Bean; scarf - Polo Ralph Lauren; bracelet - Alexis Bittar
boots - Seychelles; tee - L.L.Bean

Teal and camel are just right together...

two outfits that combine teal and navy
earrings - Gurhan; cardigan - L.L.Bean; bag - Cather & Jean
loafers - Bandolino; tee - J.Crew; pants - L.L.Bean
scarf - Vinita; cardigan - Uniqlo; bracelet - Frye
boots - Franco Sarto; tee - L.L.Bean

This is a very subtle color combination; I think it looks rich, yet uncommon... Very memorable, in a quiet way...

How to wear teal with dark chocolate brown
earrings - Momenti Argento; cardigan- L.L.Bean; bag - Kalencom
loafers - Bandolino; sweater - J.Crew; pants - L.L.Bean
scarf - Hermes L'Arbre du Vent; brown cardigan - Iris von Arnim
bracelet - Michael Kors; tee -L.L.Bean

If you are looking for a teal handbag of any style, click on one of these bags from Kalencom, and search around for that brand on Shoebuy. They make a handful of designs, and they ALL come in teal, as well as about a dozen other colors...

How to wear teal and black together
scarf - Steve Madden; cardigan - L.L.Bean; bracelet - Uno de 50
loafers - Bandolino; tee - L.L.Bean; pants - L.L.Bean
earrings - Uno de 50; cardigan - L.L.Bean; bag - Kalencom
boots - Munro; tee - L.L.Bean


I don't own a stitch of teal, but these 2 outfits make it more and more appealing....

Tomorrow: purple! Which I am naming plum, despite all of the various designers who disagree with me...

love,
Janice
 NOVICA
 
Capsule wardrobe colour palette inspiration - a touch of teal with 6 neutral colors
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29 comments:

  1. I was preparing not to like this, with visions of 1988 teal and all those jewel tones in my mind. But this is lovely. Every combination is modern and wearable and, best of all, unusual.

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  2. I love this series! In keeping with your food theme, any chance you can do watermelon as an accent? Living in Florida, fall doesn't necessarily become as subdued as the northern climes. Thanks for all your wonerderful inspiration.

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  3. I would never think teal and olive, but I like it!
    Goes to show, items don't need to "match" they need to "go" together, it's in the contrast that is appealing to the eye.
    I might not be seeing it, but what is the source for teal tote in the second from the top?

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  4. I love this deep teal from LL Bean. I have a few pieces of it in my closet. In fact, I have a sleeveless tank that I wore with my olive cargo shorts several times this summer. Olive is one of my neutrals and I have discovered that my favorite accent color for it is this deep teal. I love to see all of these other combinations, it gives me more ideas. I think I need to get a scarf with this teal in it. LindaJ

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    1. I have the exact same sleeveless tank from LL Bean. I bought several items in 'deep tidal teal' as I'm bringing this in as an accent color. Unfortunately that cardigan, which I covet desperately, doesn't come in a tall, so the sleeves will be too short for me. My neutrals are navy, grey, black... so teal has just expanded my wardrobe like crazy.

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  5. Would you be able to show a combination of a teal and a purple/lavender etc at some point? I want to try combining them, but am not sure how.

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  6. Janice,
    Teal and camel, teal and brown -- perfection ! Teal and olive ? I never considered that, but with a bit of ivory in a scarf, along with the teal and olive, I have some new outfits ! Thanks for the great idea !

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  7. I'm just hoping you use "soupcon of [something]" in this series -- a soupcon of scarlet, a soupcon of saffron, a soupcon of silver, a soupcon of sapphire...

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  8. This deep teal makes such a lovely accent color -- very subtle with the black, navy, and dark brown.

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  9. Incredible collection of teal core items. So impressed that you found those loafers and that tote that match so beautifully - you've done all the hard work and all I have to do is click the links. Thank you!) And I like that you've included a top that feels like a tee but adds a different look to a basic.

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  10. Who makes the teal tote that is paired with the olive? Just what I need!

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  11. Stunning! I love all the combos. Looking forward to tomorrows plum versions.

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  12. AHHHH!!! How I missed that link for the tote bag I don't know, but things like this prove how all-too-human I am. I created the link, better late than never...
    Thanks to everyone who let me know,
    hugs,
    Janice

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  13. This series (together with skirts and what was before it) deserves its own separate tab! This is glorious and to be returned many times in the future for reference.

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  14. Great series of outfits this week! Last week's posts were also fantastic...

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  15. These are all great - fabulous accessories! Janice, I think you would love a touch of teal in your wardrobe! I wear teal with black all the time (and also with charcoal) and it's lovely. - nancyo

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  16. I hope you will keep in submitting new articles or blog posts & thank you for sharing your great experience among us.

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  17. I'm not too crazy about the olive combos but I love the teal with all the other colors! Very pretty!! Love all of the teal bags!

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  18. Blue kale, aka dinosaur or lacinto kale, can be this shade of teal. See the Burpee seed catalog for a lovely pic: https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+kale&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNnO2pg5LPAhWCKGMKHZa4CbwQ_AUIBygB&biw=1024&bih=649&dpr=2#imgrc=pPlxw8Sf_vHuVM%3A.

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    1. "A kiss of kale..."

      Burpee catalogs are like garden porn - my father used to spend HOURS reading them and plotting our garden...

      hugs,
      Janice

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  19. This is such a beautiful colour and I had no idea it existed for clothes!
    Dreaming of that Hermes scarf, but - more practically - thinking I could wear this teal with the paua shell or opal earrings. (Did I mention that I have some earrings?)
    Robyn in Tasmania

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    1. A vivid opal that had highlights of this color would be GORGEOUS. And in earrings, that cast a bit of light onto your face, sigh...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  20. How about a fall red as an accent? Not a blue red, or true red, but more a barn red or aurora red that reminds one of fall leaves...

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  21. I love teal. It truly does work well with most other colors.

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  22. I do have at least a teal scarf at home! I could wear it with grey. It is a lovely colour.

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  23. Great tip about checking out the scarves in the men's department. I am very fond of teal.

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  24. I was like, wait! Those look just like Enzo Anglioni Liberty flats! Did Bandolino and Angling merge or something? Since the Liberty is my go-to casual shoe I'm really curious!

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  25. I don’t know how can I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

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  26. I'm a bit late to the party, but I thought I'd mention that a teal is actually a type of duck and is definitely edible--so you weren't actually breaking your chain at all! :-)

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