The same core of navy and grey looks a LOT different when the accent colors are soft and subtle!
I changed out a couple of these tops, in order to soften up some of the more crisp colors and graphics of earlier wardrobes.
|Lace-trimmed gauze scarf – Remi & Reid, silver flower earrings – 21 dgrs, swirled silver bracelet – Komang Wirawan, silver necklace – Sri Luce, square silk scarf – Antagoniste, hoop earrings – Simon Sebbag, ankle boots – Sam Edelman, loafers – Walking Cradles, navy henley – Uniqlo, jeans – Mango, navy shirt – Uniqlo, corduroy skirt – Peter Jensen, grey tee – Kin, grey jeans – Uniqlo, grey cashmere sweater – Uniqlo, wool trousers – Reiss, striped sweater – Vanessa Bruno Athe, stylized fair isle sweater – Rachel Comey, jacket – Uttam, cardigan – Acne Studios, blue cashmere sweater – Equipment, light grey tee – Replay, blue shirt – Sophie, grey sweater – Dear Cashmere|
I think this demonstrates that you can invest in a core of neutral colors, and then, as your preferences and tastes (and personal coloring...) change, you can shift into a different "feel" of accent colors, without having to completely redo your wardrobe.
|Navy henley – Uniqlo, jeans – Mango, navy shirt – Uniqlo, corduroy skirt – Peter Jensen|
|Grey tee – Kin, grey jeans – Uniqlo, grey cashmere sweater – Uniqlo, wool trousers – Reiss|
Realistically, if you've chosen pearl grey as one of your accents, you've opened the lovely door to all shades of grey in your wardrobe. Grey is a great color to blend...
I chose a solid scarf for this wardrobe, in a shade a few notches darker than the accent color itself. Scarves don't have to be patterned or printed in order to have impact!