Thursday, March 30, 2017

How to Accent Khaki and Denim with Softer Colors - Start with Art: Hafen mit Segelschniffen by Paul Klee

Just plain pretty:

Hafen mit Segelschniffen by Paul Klee

A wardrobe full of denim and khaki would still have a lovely feminine feeling with these accent colors!

Hafen mit Segelschniffen by Paul Klee with style guidelines and color palette

She Builds Flowers All Day...


... using cake frosting! Some may think that this is just a routine grocery-store kind of job, but she loves it...

9 wardrobe Neutral Building Blocks in denim, white and khaki
sweater – L.L.Bean; cardigan – L.L.Bean; denim shirt – J. Crew; tee - Lands’ End; white shirt – Lands’ End; sweater - Simply Be; khakis – L.L.Bean; skirt - L.L.Bean; jeans - L.L.Bean

Just because her work is very temporary in lifespan doesn't mean that she can't be meticulous, and filled with pleasure at the sight of her finished products!

12 outfits taken from 9 wardrobe Neutral Building Blocks

She's given quite a lot of freedom to choose her own color schemes and other design elements...

12 outfits taken from 9 wardrobe Neutral Building Blocks

So she spends quite a bit of her spare time learning how to construct new flowers - if a customer wants a cake decorated with something specific like hydrangea, or lilacs, she can happily oblige!

9 wardrobe Neutral Building Blocks in a 4 by 4 Wardrobe template

Her love for flowers carries over into her spare time, during which she doesn't have to wear an apron, nor a hairnet:

seven wardrobe accent pieces in soft peach, green, blue and lilac
blush cardigan – Uniqlo; v-neck sweater – Uniqlo; iris tee – Uniqlo; blue tee – Theory; ribbed sweater – Uniqlo; jeans– Madewell; skirt – Perseverance London

Because she wears a chef's uniform so often, she doesn't need a big wardrobe. She feels that she has everything she needs for almost any occasion with this:

a 4 by 4 Wardrobe in denim, white, khaki, peach and other pastels

She's well-dressed to meet friends, run errands, go on dates with her partner, or even go to something quite fancy...

12 outfits taken from a 4 by 4 Wardrobe of denim, khaki and pastels

She enjoys the feeling of wearing something "flower-colored," even if nobody else thinks of it in those terms...

12 outfits taken from a 4 by 4 Wardrobe of denim, khaki and pastels

Her favorite phrase? "It's just too pretty to eat..." She never tires of hearing it!

love,
Janice

How to Accent Khaki and Denim with Softer Colors - Start with Art: Hafen mit Segelschniffen by Paul Klee
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7 comments:

  1. Lovely set. I own the ribbed Uniqlo sweater. Comparing it next to other shades of pink in my wardrobe, it feels quite a bit more orange? Just a heads up to anyone looking to purchase it. Love all the work you put into these wardobes!

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  2. Janice,
    What a lovely painting with such pleasant blends of subtle, soft blended colors ! I am always fascinated by your process as you select each garment and the "whys" of your thinking ! Like putting the peach foursome in the second row of your Core 4 neutrals in your 4x4 template. This post feels like a pretty cake ! Another super job !

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  3. Another interesting heroine. The women are as wonderful as the wardrobes!

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  5. I love the blush as a second neutral. :)

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  6. So pretty! I could live with this too!

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  7. Such feminine colors! That lace skirt is a dream! The blush as a neutral is so interesting! Can't wait to see what is next!

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