Monday, September 19, 2016

Build a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Portrait of a Young Woman by Henri Regnault Part 2

Remember her? Of course you do - we first saw her as the inspiration for this six-pack capsule wardrobe in black and blue.

Portrait of a Young Woman by Henri Regnault, with a style concept, and color scheme

The CEO Travels

When she left her reunion, this was her travel capsule wardrobe:

what to add to a suitcase to extend the length of a business tripBrooch - One King's LaneBracelet - NestBlack & White Tee - Rag & BoneNecklace - Natasha AccessoriesWatch - MovadoCardigan - L. L. BeanClutch - Urban ExpressionsEarrings - Irene NeuwirthSquare Scarf - TalbotsRectangle Scarf - FraasTurquoise Tee - Lands' EndTurtleneck - ArmaniDress - Lands' EndJeans - L. L. BeanPants - L. L. BeanSkirt - Lands' EndPumps - Cole HaanBoots - MunroFlats - VaneliBriefcase - Eddie
black and white tee Rag & Bone; bracelet – Nest;broochOne Kings Lane
 watch – Movado; necklace – Natasha Accessories; cardigan – L.L.Bean
 clutch – Urban Expressions; earrings – Irene Neuwirth; square scarf – Talbots;
 rectangle scarf – Fraas; turquoise tee – Lands’ End; turtleneck – Armani
dress – Lands’ End; jeansL.L.Bean; pants – L.L.Bean;  
skirt – Lands’ End; pumpsCole Haan;
boots – Munro; flats – Vaneli; briefcase - Eddie 

She knows that in about 6 days, she's leaving for a 10-day trip to meet potential investors. She was pretty happy with what she had packed for the reunion, but realizes that she's going to need a few more business/dressy ensembles. Her agenda is going to be full of meetings and meals with these... people... so dressy but completely covered-up and professional are key.

And she doesn't want to pack a pile of shoes; black shoes are the only color in this bag!


what to add to a suitcase to extend the length of a business trip
Blazer – Eight; necklace – Bloomingdale’s; black blouse – Temperly London;
  earrings – Effy; brown blouse – Peter Cohen; white blouse – Dorothy Perkins;
 blue blouse – Delpozo; tweed skirt – Altuzarra; pumps – Athena Alexander;
 brown sweater – Christian Wijnants; scarf – Missoni; black skirt – J.Crew

She'd much rather dine alone...

a travel capsule wardrobe in black, brown, blue and white

The chosen garments fit very nicely into the 4 by 4 template, so she's comfortable knowing that she will have a wide variety of outfits possible.

a capsule wardrobe in brown, black, blue and white, in the 4 by 4 plan

She's set for everything from serious financial meetings to leisurely walks in whatever parks she can find during her travels:

How to wear brown and black together - two ideas

How to wear brown and black together - two ideas

how to wear a black pencil skirt - dress and casual

How to wear brown and black together - 2 outfits

If she finds like-minded investors, great! If the people with whom she meets don't understand her business and her goals, they they shouldn't be part of her success...

love,
Janice


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Travel capsule wardrobe in a blue, black, and white color palette inspired by art - Portrait of a Young Woman by Henri Regnault - version 2
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11 comments:

  1. Looks great! That double-breasted jacket calls out for a belt, IMHO. Especially with the skirt. I like the way some women put a random leather belt around a blazer. And it's still serious.

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  2. Oooh I really like where you took this with the addition of that beautiful cocoa brown.

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  3. Janice, your blag has had the strangest effect on me..I read it, and want to shop..but I don't buy! I wait for the perfect item. ( very unlike my past habits)

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  4. Janice, your blag has had the strangest effect on me..I read it, and want to shop..but I don't buy! I wait for the perfect item. ( very unlike my past habits)

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  5. She will look elegant in these clothes. The cool blue and warm brown work beautifully with her colouring and with the black. It's a very collected wardrobe, like the lady's own demeanour. Nicely done!
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  6. Thank you for revisiting this woman and giving her the lovely warm brown of her hair. I am also struck by the boxy double breasted jacket. I have seen some others like that in local fashion shows. It takes me back to my work wardrobe of the 80,s I think. I am so glad that I don't have to go along anymore with fashion anymore as that style is very unflattering on me and always was!!

    Deb from Vancouver

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  7. I love the brown as the other accent color! So pretty! I haven't seen a long double breasted jacket in some time! Not sure about that........I used to wear them years ago. That tweed skirt has me longing for cooler temperatures! I wonder if I could find similar tweed pants? Never wear skirts. I'm so glad to re-visit our homecoming ladies!

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  8. mmm, tweed! That black and brown looks so polished together, and the blue is handy to add a punch. I love that you included a white blouse; this painting seemed to call out for that. - nancyo

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  9. Janice,
    I would love to meet this lady -- Classic, conservative, and yet oh so subtly elegant !

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  10. Beautiful! That shade of blue looks wonderful with the brown, perfect for this time of year.

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  11. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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