Friday, September 30, 2016

Okay, this color does more than hint... but it's not as overpowering as some hot pink shades can be. There's a world full of colors, if you have the patience to look for it; it's possible to find just the right one!

The manufacturer calls this "Neon Geranium," but I've never seen a geranium this color! And I have seen hibiscus, at my mother's home, exactly this color...

It's easy to see how a fondness for this color could start with a sudden desire for a beautiful tote bag... And for what it's worth, this isn't a bad color to love; it looks good on a lot of people, and I found it pretty easy to combine with all of the neutrals in question. So if you're tempted, it's worth making a plan!


How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

This is such a natural color combination - flower blossoms are always nestled into leaves of green!

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

And I loved this - I keyed the choice of jewelry to the extravagant flowers in the scarf - the earrings and the bracelet echo the floral idea, on a much tinier scale.

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

For these ensembles, I took the zig-zag motif from the Missoni scarf and looked for jewelry that had that same styling...

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

And here, I focused on the scroll-like patterns of the scarf to help choose jewelry that has similar curving filigree details.

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

When I was choosing these accessories, I started with the scarf; for some reason, it suggested brown and silver to me, rather than the more expected gold. So I found a combination of rounded and angular, but always geometric, shapes to echo the sensibilities of the scarf.

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe

Here I returned to a floral idea, with the striking, vivid scarf. Smaller, less intrusive flowers for the earrings and the wee bit of metal on the bracelet, and it all comes together nicely!

How to wear a hint of Hibiscus pink in the capsule wardrobe



After visiting these neutral cores, with 10 different accent colors (!), I hope you're encouraged to experiment a little bit more with using accent colors that you find attractive!

love,
Janice

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Why yes, I'm Irish... I've lived in Dublin! I love it there...

How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe
sweater - Kettlewell, cardigan - Kettlewell; loafers - Patricia Green

For some reason, the images arrived here in the blog post in a different order than usual! Ah, the wonders of computers...

Frankly, this color was very difficult to find in scarves, so I thought that this would be a good opportunity to investigate the possibilities of fine jewelry. If you were born in May, maybe an emerald or two could be in your future?

This combination is unexpected, but I think it works...



How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe

This might be one of the best neutrals with this bright green; it doesn't feel like the brightness of the green is too overwhelming.

How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe

Navy and bright green are made for each other - this was unquestionably the easiest color combination in which to find a scarf. Classic... 

How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe


This isn't bad at all - especially with that necklace that feels as if it ties everything together:

How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe

I don't know about green and black; I can't picture myself wearing this, but your feelings may differ...


How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe

I'm not convinced at all about these outfits. What do you think?


How to wear a sprig of shamrock green in the capsule wardrobe
One of the things that I've learned from working through these variations in color combinations is that nobody is going to love ALL of the possibilities. Just because I don't personally like the looks of something doesn't mean that it won't be perfect for someone else. Variety is the spice of life, and thank heavens for it!

love,
Janice


NOVICA


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