Monday, November 21, 2016

The French 5-Piece Wardrobe Starts with Art: Little Harbor in Normandy by Georges Braque (Version 2)

Oh, this just gets better and better!

Remember, we started with this painting:


Little Harbor in Normandy by Georges Braque
Little Harbor in Normandy by Georges Braque

Today, I've used the top part of the painting, and used silver in place of the gold from Friday's post...

Little Harbor in Normandy by Georges Braque with style guidelines and color palette

I found new pieces for our Wardrobe Building Blocks, emphasizing grey. This is another small collection of pieces that work without limits - you could, again, literally get dressed in the dark...

grey black and white Wardrobe Building Blocks

Same four pieces - sweater, earrings, tote and scarf - but in silver rather than gold. Equally timeless, but a very different feel...

silver capsule wardrobe additions

The only change I made here was the earrings - the others were set in gold... These earrings have a geometric feel to them, and a gorgeous fluidity that I really love.

jade capsule wardrobe accents

These are also the same pieces except for the earrings. If you really REALLY settle on an accent color, a glorious pair of Judith Ripka earrings would be a lovely way to treat yourself!

dusty rose capsule wardrobe accents

So this is a new "French 5-Piece Wardrobe;" a combination of warm and cool, but all of it soft and somewhat gently muted...
French 5-Piece Wardrobe in silver, jade and dusty rose


And this is the capsule wardrobe that you have when you combine the new pieces with the Wardrobe Building Blocks - as always, this would be a great travel wardrobe...

capsule wardrobe in grey and black with silver, jade and dusty rose


And as always, your new pieces work beautifully in a variety of outfits and situations:

three capsule wardrobe outfits with a jade blouse

three capsule wardrobe outfits with a dusty rose cardigan

three capsule wardrobe outfits with a silver sweater

three capsule wardrobe outfits with a jade fleece top

three capsule wardrobe outfits with a dusty rose sweater

And yes, I do indeed believe that you could combine Friday's wardrobe with today's...

love,
Janice
The French 5-Piece Wardrobe Starts with Art: Little Harbor in Normandy by Georges Braque
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17 comments:

  1. This is so versatile. Great inspiration.
    FYI, this weekend and last I saw many women in colored tights: magenta, red, olive green, purple, even flowered. There were too many for this not to be a thing. Not sure whether I'll dip my toe into this trend.

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    1. I still have my coloured tights from 2009/10 when they were on trend then. Mine were magenta and electric blue. I wasn't adventurous enough to wear them with contrasting shoes and skirts, so paired them with Black, Navy and Grey. I am going to dip my toe in and buy myself two new pairs in Teal and Burgundy which are my A/W accent colours and if I feel a little squeamish I'll just pair them with my knee high boots. Sharon. UK.

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    2. I am so excited that it is tights season, and it's great to hear that colored tights are back. Like Sharon I still have mine from the last go around (and the one before that, truth be told). - nancyo

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  2. This is exactly where i am headed with my wardrobe. Still more black than i want ... the "right" gray things are amazingly hard to find. But, pink and aqua for color work perfectly for me. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

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  3. Your postings have definitely pointed me in the teal direction. I find my eyes drawn to items you show in this color. While the warm tones of Friday were beautiful, I find the cooler background here more soothing. Thank you!

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  5. P, S. I would love to see how you would combine the two wardrobes - this one and the previous one. I'm hesitating to wear my grey sweater with my tan or taupe pants. But then I'm not very adventurous! These two wardrobes are each so beautiful and I'm trying to imagine them combined. Janice Collins,Washington DC

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    1. Tomorrow, tomorrow.... (now you've got an ear-worm, eh?)
      hugs,
      Janice

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  6. Oops, I accidentally removed my previous comment . I'm thinking of adding in a bit of grey to my navy/tan/taupe wardrobe as I have a light grey sweater that compliments me. But all my jewelry is gold. What do you think about wearing gold with grey? Love this wardrobe! Thank you. Janice Collind, Washington DC

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  7. I am loving this series, it makes shopping and dressing so simple and yet versatile and beautiful. I am loving the greys shown today. Then I came across this image and wondered if it might inspire a post?http://i2.wp.com/anoteonstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/81dea7cb423861157f78a6bf6e19c3fa.jpg?w=564
    Deb from Vancouver

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  8. I love the new basics in gray. They do combine well with the teal and pink accents for a bit of variety. This was a great post. For me, beige is never good to wear in pants, black is best and gray is next best, so this opened these colors up to me. Thank you.

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  9. I like the new gray basics! I would be interested in seeing the two wardrobes mixed together as well. I'm not much for pink but these wardrobes do make it appealing.

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  10. Beautiful combinations today! You have such amazing talent, Janice!

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  11. Beautiful accent pieces. I like the contrast between cool and warm colours.

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  12. I love today's colour combination. Grey has become a staple in my wardrobe in recent months.

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