Chic Sightings: Blue and Grey November 13, 2013 Blouse – Tory Burch, Suit – Linea, pumps – Natan, sweater – Kenzo, scarf – Nordstrom, jeans – J. Brand, canvas shoes – Keds Earrings – Ippolita, peacock print sweater – The Elder Statesman, skirt – Uniqlo, boots – Paul Green, scarf – Missoni, dress – Uniqlo, earrings – Novica, pumps- 9 West love, Janice TweetPin5Share5 Shares
Love. Especially because that first suit looks like taupe to me. And it works.
I'm beginning to see the importance of settling on a color scheme if you want to have a wardrobe that works. At this point, most of us do not want an overflowing closet. We want things we wear and that work for us. I find all the color choices to be just a bit overwhelming. I've been at my 90 year old mother's this week and a look in her closet made me gasp. SO many colors! I'm beginning to think that my current black and gray and just fine thank you.
I agree Susan, in fact, it seems like color is the first thing to address if you are attempting to build a cohesive wardrobe. Sometimes I feel a bit boring and predictable in my black-laden wardrobe, but I like it and it works so I make no apologies.
One of the most important things I've learned, is that this feeling doesn't need to lead to a complete wardrobe rehaul. Maybe a new accent piece…
I was thinking that todays 90 y.o. was enjoying adulthood in the post-war years, where economic prosperity meant lots of colour, new fabrics and so on, while at a time when black and grey may have been considered somber widow's weeds…
Reminds me of an article I read today about older women's style…
I love those blues and greys. These are the colours I'm using for my winter wardrobe. As always, thanks for the inspiration Janice.
Just my colours; the blacks and greys make the accent colours sing. I've just been to NYC and checked out the Uniqlo stores there because you're showing more Uniqlo pieces. I did buy two Oxford shirts in Large, I usually find Medium works well, as I found their sizing runs a tad smaller than what I'm used to but didn't buy anything else because I didn't need anything else for winter. However, I'm looking forward to their Spring and Summer collection to see what I might buy online in my colours.
Great ideas, Janice, and thanks for your ideas, suggestions and willingness to share a part of yourself.
-Marianne in V.
PS: Did you always have an eye for colour, clothes combinations and fashion? Or is this something you grew into with time and learned by trial and error?
Lovely outfits! I've got lots of blue and grey in my wardrobe. I particularly like layering different blues and purple or different greys together.