Monday, March 05, 2018

A French 5-Piece Wardrobe in Ash Rose (with Camel and Ivory!)

It's not easy to find camel, nor ivory, but I did my very best! And I included this print shirt (although I know I've used it before) because I like it a lot.... Sometimes that all that's required!

So before we go off in search of a pretty French 5-Piece Wardrobe for spring, let's assemble a very practical, but lovely, Common Wardrobe:

A Common Wardrobe in camel with ivory
v-neck cardigan - Uniqlo; v-neck sweater - J.Crew; trench - Burberry; print shirt - Lands' End; short-sleeved tee - Lands' End; long-sleeved tee - Lands' End; tank sweater - Boden; wide pants - Uniqlo; narrow pants - Uniqlo; shorts - L.L.Bean

As should always be the case with a well-chosen Common Wardrobe, plenty of combinations are clearly available, for a wide range of weather and dressiness:

12 outfits from A Common Wardrobe in camel and ivory

Here's where the fun/work starts! Even though Pantone tells us that this is one of the colors of the year, not a lot of clothing companies have jumped onto this particular bandwagon. That said, a big of persistence turned up some really lovely things...

A French 5-Piece Wardrobe in Ash Rose
earrings - Ottoman Hands; scarf - Gucci; cardigan - Rag & Bone; tee shirt - J Brand; flats - Vince

Adding these warm, rosy pieces to the original elegant wardrobe gives you plenty more outfit choices - where couldn't you go with this as your travel wardrobe?

8 outfits from A Common Wardrobe in camel and ivory accented with Ash Rose

Next up I'm going to try to pull together A Common Wardrobe in grey... And I did some shopping, that I need to share before I leave for Ireland. So much fun to be had, eh?


A French 5-Piece Wardrobe in Ash Rose (with Camel and Ivory!)
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  1. Janice,
    You do deliver, many thanks ! My colors are always a challenge to find ! So glad that you are feeling like yourself again with dreams of Ireland and a trip in the near future !

  2. I truly hope companies step up and embrace Ash Rose, it is so lovely.

  3. Love, love, love this for spring! I have not yet used your "Common Wardrobe" and "French 5-Piece" approach (as I've been using your 4 x 4, even for trip packing). This, I really love.

  4. All pretty. The "ash rose" seems as if it would work for those of who do not like baby pink and cannot wear blush. Hope other manufacturers get the hint!

  5. Ash rose is a pretty colour that looks like it would go well with soft greys as well.

  6. Camel!! Ivory!!! Yay! Kudos to you, intrepid Huntress, for putting together an entire common wardrobe using those 2 colors! Ash rose may not be my favorite, but 5 simple pieces is not a huge investment to figure that out on my own, is it? Love this series - well done!

  7. Funny, Janice- I see camel everywhere, probably b/c I can't wear it except maybe on the bottom. Everlane, J. Crew, Boden and the multi-brand retailers like Saks. Even Talbot's.
    What I cannot find (at least in North American sizes and bridge-line prices) are the blued violet, greyed rose, pale-ish brick red (like the inside of a brick.) These are Italian colours. J. Crew are about the best of the bunch for NA at that price point.