Something to note here – once I got past the core of the two “eights” in the neutrals, I added some things that… well… not everybody would like! Partly, I really love the plaid pants, but moreover, I wanted to show what kind of options are possible when building on a solid core. And yes, I would wear those saddle shoes in a heartbeat!
Secondly, the “add-on” pieces don’t have to all go together. For example, I can’t imagine that most people would wear the pink silk blouse underneath the navy & camel cardigan (add on the plaid pants for a dangerously WRONG outfit…) But these aren’t Garanimals – you can have some things that don’t work together, just as long as they DO work with the core neutral “eights” upon which you’re building.
So here, for your leisurely consumption, is the biggest blog post in the history of the internet! (I’m prone to exaggeration, but this is a biggie…)