Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tote Bag Travel Capsule Wardrobe in Orange, Black, and Sand

These colors could be "Halloween-y," in a capsule wardrobe but I'm going to keep that from happening!

Two class travel scarves in orange, black, and sand

The presence here of the sandy tan, and some white, are critical!

two classic scarves, in orange, black, and sand

She Wrote Her Thesis...

about Lázsló Moholy-Nagy! So when she learned that the Art Institute of Chicago had a HUGE special exhibit of his work, she cleared a couple of days from her calendar...

A travel wardrobe in orange, black, and sand

His work influenced all sorts of things in her life - not the least, her affection for orange!

a travel outfit in orange, black, and sand

She knows that she's going to have to leave the museum and dine, and go to sleep, but she's headed back the next morning for more.... more....

2 outfits taken from a Tote Bag Travel plan in orange, black, and sand for a travel capsule wardrobe

More joy? More appreciation? More admiration?

More happiness....


A weekend travel capsule wardrobe in an orange, black, and sand color palette
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  1. The orange blouse is very striking. One of the advantages of living outside of the States is that one could wear this blouse comfortably with black without everyone thinking it looked Halloween-ish. Would it be possible to do a wardrobe that mixes a lighter toned more muted orange with teal and black or charcoal? I would be interested to see if that combination would play well together.

  2. I love this color combination. The orange adds just the right amount and intensity of color to an otherwise neutral wardrobe. And you had me searching the web for the art of Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, which led me back to one of your earlier Start with Art posts (April 6, 2016) that I particularly enjoyed. Talk about going full circle!

  3. I love your "Start with Art" posts - they have really made me think about the colours that speak to me. I was at the new exhibit at The Art Gallery of Ontario yesterday - called "Mystical Landscapes" and it features a number of paintings by Van Gogh and Monet - plus some other artists (many European ones that I wasn't familiar with). This was my second visit so I was free to just roam while the friend that I had brought with me had her first viewing. I noticed how again and again I was drawn to the blues and the mauves/purples and the jewell tones used by particular artists. While my basic wardrobe is black, grey and white with red/pink as my most frequent accent colours, I find that more and more I'm drawn to those beautiful jewell tones - as I get the chance to add some colour to my wardrobe those purples and teals etc. are the ones that I will be looking for in the future. I just love that you make us think about artwork in a whole new light.

  4. I love this combo, and hate that many of us consider it "Halloween-ish" (as if that could be a bad thing, lol!). My orange studded ankle boots would be perfect with this package. You featured them here:

  5. That is a great blouse and the outfit is fun and artistic.
    Deb from Vancouver

  6. Love your inspiration piece. Wish I could find that as a fabric panel. The inspiration piece would make a great panel on a bag!

  7. As someone who loves orange, I've struggled with the orange/black combo. Thanks for showing how to tone it down.

  8. The scarves in this series have been stunning!! Another great combo!