Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Start with Art: A "French 5-Piece Wardrobe" Based on Nature Morte sur une Chaise by Juan Gris

She is feeling a little bit... subdued. She was strangely drawn to this painting:

Nature Morte sur une Chaise by Juan Gris

She decided to embrace her feelings of reserve and quiet, and thus decided that this was how she was going to plan her upcoming wardrobe purchases for autumn and winter.

Nature Morte sur une Chaise by Juan Gris with style guidelines and color palette

It wasn't that she really needs new clothes - she's got a good base of her favorite neutrals. But she felt that it was time for a good snuggle, and a scarf of two to hold her tight... She could give lots of reasons for feeling the way she does right now - the weather? the change of seasons? At any rate, she's going to do a bit of shopping...

A Common Wardrobe in mostly black
black tee – L.L.Bean; white tee – L.L.Bean; white shirt – Lands’ End; black v-neck sweater – J.Crew; grey tee – Uniqlo; cotton turtleneck – Lands’ End; chambray shirt – J.Crew; cashmere cardigan – Lands’ End; striped tee - Faith Connexion; black jeans – Fat Face; black cords – L.L.Bean; black twill pants – L.L.Bean

After much watching, and some almost ENDLESS searching for scarves, these are here choices. She's (quietly) very pleased...

French 5-Piece Wardrobe in mustard, muted turquoise and wine
cashmere turtleneck – Uniqlo; scarf – Furious Goose; turquoise sweater – ORA; cabernet tee – J.Crew; scarf - Missoni

She accomplished exactly what she desired - a number of new outfits, without a lot of fuss and effort. Sometimes it's important to keep things easy!

3 ways to wear a mustard yellow cashmere turtleneck

3 ways to wear a turquoise print scarf

3 ways to wear a turquoise sweater

3 ways to wear a Missoni scarf

3 ways to wear a wine tee shirt

Maybe a trip will perk her up a little bit? At least she won't have to think too much about what to pack!

a travel capsule wardrobe in black and white with accents of mustard yellow, muted turquoise and wine

love,
Janice

Start with Art: A "French 5-Piece Wardrobe" Based on Nature Morte sur une Chaise by Juan Gris
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13 comments:

  1. I didn't see the maroon in there at all. And I never would have thought to put it with that gray-blue or that mustard. You are brilliant.

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  2. ok but... do we really wear scarves with turtlenecks? She puts the scarf in her hair, or on her handbag, or uses it as a belt, right?

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    1. In Chicago, in January, yes. But for most people, most of the time, your options would make much more sense!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  3. Janice,
    I love these three accent colors, varieties of red, blue, and yellow, but would prefer to see them being used with a warm common wardrobe , however that would not reflect this painting .

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    1. Of course! Thanks for catching that - I fixed it...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  5. A trip will always perk "her" up! Lovely, simple additions of three colored sweaters and two scarves. Brilliant idea for a quick, easy way to add some color to my basic black wardrobe. Many thanks, Janice

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  6. I really like this. Simple, polished, warm, plenty of variety. I will study this one.

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  7. As usual, you are amazing. A few simple additions add up to a lot of new options. :)

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    1. That's an exactly literal translation! But, in fact, "nature morte" is translated figuratively as "still life." Which doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's better than dead nature...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  9. Janice, I love the palettes you coordinate with a mix and blend of both warm and cool tones! I think that kind of fits a preference for me. Of course, I get excited from all of the examples you share and they always inspire me!! Thanks so much!!

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  10. These are very powerful because they demonstrate how, with a solid base of neutrals, you can do something different with your wardrobe without expending a lot of time or money. I do have to say though that the chambray shirt always feels a little out of place.

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