I’ve taken a different approach here, which I think might be an effective way to wear a color that you really LOVE, (or that you have to wear for purposes of work or social solidarity – think favorite sports team) but that isn’t terribly flattering to you. (if you look good in the color, live it up; you’re an uncommon beauty!)
Basically, I’ve concentrated the color in a pair of shoes, and a bracelet – two items that aren’t going to have any opportunity to flatter or detract from your face, unless you’re a contortionist. Then a couple of prints or patterns that include moderate doses of the color in question, but which will bring the shoes and/or bracelet into your outfit with a deliberation that makes your outfit “pull together”.
Add a solid-colored cardigan, but also a scarf which mitigate the effect of the color by bringing some brightness and cheer (and colors that suit you better!) closer to your face. Does this all make sense?
This is very pretty indeed. Scarves are a godsend, aren't they?
The soft graduated colors in the Kenzo sweater probably would be flattering to everyone. But I'm also increasingly drawn to the cardigan (which is just the thing to make my gray eyes green). Very nice, Janice. You've given me some great ideas for making impact in a travel suitcase with a few Tender Shoots accents.
Renee @ AddMoreChocolate says
That scarf is so fun! (Have you ever heard the story about Ben Franklin and George Whitefield? Franklin made sure to empty his pockets before going to hear Whitefield preach because he was so persuasive. I'm starting to feel the same way about my clothing budget and your posts! )
Thanks for the creative ideas!
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
This green is such a chic pop of color for spring…I love the flats!!
I love the common wardrobe series. I'm really looking forward to your spring/summer common wardrobe. You really are very talented and down right brilliant when it comes to wardrobe planning.
You did it again, made the impossible possible. Still, I think I'll give this color a pass. But I do know someone who would look great in this color. Sending them the link.
Ellen L. Stanclift says
I love these little 'dashes' of color…they're a fun way to play with a color I wouldn't ordinarily wear. And they gussy up a boring outfit too.
Wow where did you find that Kenzo sweater? I think I love it!