Monday, April 24, 2017

Build a Warm Weather Travel Six-Pack by Starting with Art: Palimpsest 46 by Kamrooz Aram

I'm smitten with this artist, Kamrooz Aram - you're going to see more from him:

Palimpsest 46 by Kamrooz Aram
Palimpsest 46 by Kamrooz Aram

I love these colors - especially those little touches of brightness! I didn't use them in this Six-Pack, but in a larger wardrobe, you would definitely see them... I also don't have any grey garments included here, but for a trip that would last a few more days, a nice grey summer dress, and certainly a tee shirt and shorts, would be such simple things to add.

And while I don't have style notes here, I'm definitely thinking that this is a woman who loves flowers, but who also appreciates the compelling power of large patches of solid colors, arranged in a way understood only by the artist.

Palimpsest 46 by Kamrooz Aram with color scheme

My heroine is traveling somewhere warm, and VERY relaxed. She frankly doesn't plan to do anything much more exerting than walk to the lounge chair under the trees, where she will "read." (aka nap...)

warm weather travel outfit in black and pink
cardigan – L.L.Bean; scarf – Hinge; earrings – Ying; pink top – Uniqlo; watch – Ted Baker London; suitcase – Calpak; pants – L.L.Bean; loafers – Clarks; tote – National Gallery of Art

(it delights me how much the earrings above look like the little flowers in the painting!)

She's only going for a long weekend, so packing is kept to an absolute minimum. She will dine out once or twice, so a nice pair of pants is useful. Otherwise, it's comfy lounging clothes for her.

Six-Pack for warm weather in black, white and pink
pink top – Uniqlo; earrings – Gianluca Anzani; black tank - Uniqlo; scarf – Nordstrom; linen ¾sleeve top – L.L.Bean; floral pants – MSGM; bracelet - Nyoman Rena; black sandals – OluKai; white sandals - Ugg; linen shorts - L.L.Bean; handbag - Talbots

This is everything she has with her (except "personal" items...); seeing this tidy little assortment in the armoire in her hotel gives her a small sense of clarity and calm:

travel capsule wardrobe in pink, black and white for warm weather

Even though she's only away for a long weekend, she has least a half-dozen ways to wear these pieces. If she's stranded for an extra day (wouldn't that be dreadful?) she'll be perfectly fine!

two warm-weather outfits including black and white floral pants

two warm-weather outfits including black linen shorts

two warm-weather outfits including white linen shorts

Should I expand this wardrobe for a much longer trip?

love,
Janice

Warm Weather Travel Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Palimpsest 46 by Kamrooz Aram
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20 comments:

  1. Lovely colours- I would certainly be interested in seeing how you would add those brighter colours to the mix.

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  2. Lovely painting, and I would like to see this expanded, too, especially how you would use those brights. Linda M

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  3. Pink with white, gray and black is just lovely! Yes, expand, please. And those black and white flowered pants are just dynamite! Dynamite, I tell you! Love this, Janice! (And in the wardrobe in my head, I always substitute cute little skirts for your shorts; I virtually NEVER wear shorts--even though they're adorable on the right person... But I am the *wrong* person, heehee.)

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  4. I LOVE this color scheme! The monochromatic neutrals (including prints!) along with subtle blush pink make a fun and practical "mini" wardrobe. It will be even more interesting with some grey pieces; adding red and green accents will be exciting! Thanks for this combo!

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  5. Even though I'm not a black and white fan I can appreciate how nicely coordinated this capsule is. An expansion would be welcome.

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  6. Lovely painting, Janice! Please do expand the wardrobe and include those brighter colors.

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  7. Please expand this wardrobe. I live in the South and work from home only going into the office once or twice a month so I would like to see this expanded to include a casual and work casual wardrobe. Minimal 3rd layers and minimal black items. And more art from this artist - love this piece!

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  8. Oh yes please expand this to include grey and possibly the darker pink. As usual I just substitute navy for your black and think of how to wear what I have. I'm loving the subtle prettiness of pink and have added a bit of it to my wardrobe along with light grey. LOVE that Llbean (!) linen top and the Uniglo pink tee. The print pants intrigue me as I'm considering a purchase of navy/white print Capris for summer! Would love to see how you pair these in an expanded version of this. Janice Collins, WAshington D.C.

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  9. Yes, please - expand with more grey!

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  10. I'd love to see you expand this! Beautiful! - Hollyce

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  11. Wow! I love this painting and color scheme. Definitely do more. :)

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  12. It will be fun to see this expanded with gray and brights. I have a few holes in my gray neutrals, including one that you mentioned above - a gray summer dress! - nancyo

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  13. Would love to see this expanded and the brights included!

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  14. "Yes," she says selfishly! This is my favorite palette yet. My Eileen Fisher and Dries Van Noten are always in conflict and this makes me think that sartorial peace is a possibility.

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  15. I *really* need this trip right now! And I'll take the wardrobe too, thank you very much!

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  16. I spy a lovely tote! ;) And an amazing painting. Love!

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  17. This post highlights two things I feel I'm just coming to understand. My colors are broken up just this way, with 4 large blocks of neutral colors and several slivers of accents. This is a perfect example of this--please expand! Also, it doesn't take much to brighten up your neutrals--I'm just figuring out how to do this. Today I added a wrap bracelet to a very neutral outfit and it was just the perfect thing. I love the flowers in this post!

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  18. I am not a pink person but I love this painting and would love to see this expanded!

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  19. Yes, please expand this to a full wardrobe. Just love this color combo and the accompanying six-pack. I'd love to see some soft, fluid gray items and maybe a pink floral top, too. And because I'm not a huge fan of green, I can imagine myself substituting a soft shade of celery or sage in it's place to better work in my own wardrobe.

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