Thursday, May 18, 2017

What Accesories Do You Want for Warm Weather? Start with an Echo "Paris in the Spring" scarf

When we left our happy heroine yesterday, she was packing for a trip to visit friends on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She was using this scarf as her leitmotif - the inspiration around which she was building her travel capsule wardrobe:

Paris in the Spring silk scarf from Echo with style guidelines and color palette

This was what she knew that she would pack - plenty of things for the beach and boat, and enough dressy pieces that she would be fine if dinner turned out to be more formal than she expected:

travel capsule wardrobe in beige, white, aqua, blue and orange, for warm weather

Just for reference, let's remember that she'd planned this wardrobe pretty carefully!

travel capsule wardrobe in beige, white, aqua, blue and orange, for warm weather

But she knows that she wants to include more accessories - especially more shoes! So she's going to work through a handful of outfits, making certain to include each of her "bottoms" so that her shoe choices will be sufficient.

accessorizing a pair of beige shorts with a blue tee shirt

Even when her outfits are really simple, she wants to have some fun accessories to pull things together and give her overall look a sense of coherence and intentionality. It's hard to describe, but she knows it when she see it!

(yes, her earrings are from Disney...)

accessories for a pair of orange shorts and a floral tee

She found a wonderful scarf - and it's from Echo too! Sometimes, if you're really smitten with a particular color scheme, it makes sense to look at the same company for a variety of pieces. If you're smitten, maybe a designer from that company was obsessed with those colors!


accessories for an aqua tunic and beige pants

She's still not 100% on board with this top, but she's planning to have what she wants and needs to wear with it, just in case. This might be the time when this scarf really earns its keep!

And she really loves the way the rhythmic placement of the straps on her sandals echoes the pleats in her skirt... 

accessories for an aqua top and a beige skirt

By the time she gets to choosing accessories for her favorite floral dress, she realizes that everything's already covered! It's so nice (and so efficient) to travel with a wardrobe "theme."

accessories for a floral dress in beige, turquoise and orange
dress – M&S Collection

This is what her complete wardrobe looks like now - a few more pieces of jewelry, a couple of small bags, and some flat (easy to pack!) sandals. She's ready for just about anything her friends can offer!

a travel capsule wardrobe in beige and white with blue, aqua and orange accessories

Tomorrow I'm tackling a trip to Ireland...

love,
Janice

What Accesories Do You Want for Warm Weather? Start with an Echo "Paris in the Spring" scarf
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11 comments:

  1. Janice, this is just the prettiest wardrobe I think I have seen in a long time. It's fresh and feminine without being overly girly. I love it!

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  2. Janice,
    The colors alone make this grouping so much fun ready to happen !

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  3. So lovely, so practical. Looking forward to Ireland packing...mixed weather plans?

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    1. If it's Ireland, it HAS to be mixed weather. I used to live there, and I can vouch that it can rain, hail, and be sunny REPEATEDLY within 5 minutes.
      hugs,
      Janice

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  4. I love turquoise and orange. And that Klein blue with orange as well.
    Vitaminé, as the French would say.

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  5. I'll join the chorus.. these are beautiful colors -aqua- my favorite color and so pretty with orange/coral. And I'm actually considering the off the shoulder Dorothy Perkins top! BTW the link on today's post listed for this top is for the Lands End tunic. But I got the correct link by going back to yesterday's post. Janice Collins Washington DC

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  6. The shoes are so pretty. Oh dear i usually only wear plain black ones.

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  7. Love, love, LOVE! Do you have a link for the aqua ruffle/off shoulder top? It has the one for the aqua tunic and I really like it and would love to add a couple pretty and dressier tops to my current spring/summer situation! Thank you <3 -Hollyce

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    1. I just fixed the link!
      Sorry about that....
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. Thank you, Janice! -Hollyce

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