Monday, January 23, 2017

How to Expand Your Accessory Wardrobe: Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

On Friday, I expanded the original travel capsule wardrobe into a more complete "Four x Four" capsule wardrobe, but the real fun comes with adding more accessories!

When our heroine originally packed for her winter weekend on the farm, these were her accessories - lots of scarves!

Accessory capsule wardrobe in black beige and denim blue
bracelet – Pamela Love; earrings - Estella Bartlett;  
hat & gloves – The North Face; watch – Leonard and Church;  
infinity scarf – Duffy; poncho – Chico’s;  
beige scarf – Polo Ralph Lauren;  
black & beige scarf - Treasure&Bond;
 beige socks – J. Crew; slippers – UGG; boots – Sorel

Just for reference purposes, and to enjoy this painting one last time, this is her style inspiration:

Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer, with style guidelines and color palette

For normal life, constantly wearing boots won't work, so we probably should start by getting her a comfy pair of loafers...

Adding black loafers to a capsule wardrobe

And just because I'm bracelet mad these days, another star bracelet could be a fun addition. It's a good thing that I'm in a shopping moratorium this year, because these ALL are very appealing...

Adding a star bracelet to a capsule wardrobe

And of course, most women want a nice handbag...

Adding a black hobo bag to a capsule wardrobe

Earrings! You might never wear them, but for those of us who do, a 2nd pair is essential:

Adding fun earrings to a capsule wardrobe

Scarves are very important in cold weather, but every now and then it will be warm enough to take OFF your scarf; a necklace is a nice little detail at the neckline of this simple denim dress:

Adding a gold necklace to a capsule wardrobe

Most of us are finding that our ankle boots are pretty frequently worn, so I'm considering them essential, for this heroine.

Adding short black boots to a capsule wardrobe

I don't know why, but we often forget that we can wear more than 1 or 2 rings. They don't have to be lavish, life-long investments, either!

Adding a gold ring to a capsule wardrobe

And if you've got to wear socks, make them fun!

Adding novelty socks to a capsule wardrobe

This is such a great wardrobe now; it could almost make one wish for the prolongation of cold weather. 

a "4 by 4" Travel Capsule Wardrobe in black, khaki, denim and white, with accessories


How to add accessories to a winter travel capsule wardrobe in a blue, black, white, and beige color palette
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  1. I've gotten in the habit of keeping on my big scarf when I come in the house, and sometimes will wind one around my neck even when I'm just staying at home. I love that warm feeling.
    Pretty things. Love the rings especially!

  2. What a beautiful capsule! One of my favourites, and a little inspiring.

  3. This is such a great collection! I love the patterned socks, but why are they so often photographed disembodied and on tiptoe, which always makes me laugh? The origami Pegasus necklace is adorable. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!

  4. Love these accessories. The socks, the origami necklace and the stars...oh my :)

  5. Wonderfully Inspiring!! Looking to this to inspire my next Travel wardrobe in a few months time. I like the possible addition of the pink blouse instead of the beige one. Just wondering on your thought process, why was gold chosen for the metal jewellery? Is it inspired directly from the painting? Could silver have been chosen instead, to mimick the reflective nature of the moon & clouds around it?

    1. Angee, A muted soft pink would look very nice. I prefer silver jewelry with blues. Maybe you would prefer winter white to beige? This is a nice capsule alright. -Lily

  6. Very nice, and I will admit to clicking on the Ugg slipper link, where they showed up in burgundy. Only 49 weeks left in the shopping ban, and they will be mine. :))

  7. Love this wardrobe! The accessories are just right! I love to guess which ones you will pick and then see how many I get right! LOL! There is a lot in this wardrobe that is my style. Very inspiring!

  8. The art work is a fabulous inspiration for a wardrobe! Black and denim blue are great neutrals for travel, I find, and I love how you have pulled them together with those very cool accessories. - nancyo

  9. I like that you mix up the accessories rather than having your preferred choice first because then I play the " Which one will Janice choose?" game. :)

  10. I've gotten in the habit of keeping on my big scarf when I come in the house, and sometimes will wind one around my neck even when I'm just staying at home. I love that warm feeling.