September 13, 2014
One more visit to the denim and grey Core of Four – this time, with accent colors of lavender and jade. All of the shades are cool – some are soft and gentle, and others are almost vivid. Lots of options here!
One of the nicest things with the shades of lavender – they can easily be blended so long as you have the same basic tone.
Once you find someone who’s selling a color that you love, it makes some sense to stock up!
I looked for moonstone jewelry for this collection. Moonstone has such a lovely iridescent, almost colorless quality that picks up the colors that you wear. I think it’s beautiful (and it’s one of the three birthstones for those of us born in June!)
cheryl :) says
That jade is such a stunning color. This is another one that totally speaks to me and my lifestyle. Thank you Janice,
This is the one capsule that is totally ME! Colors and lifestyle. Thanks Janice!
Madame Là-bas says
After having embraced the grey/denim/navy neutrals, I am amazed each day with the accent possibilities. One of my favourite cardigans is a jade Elie Tahari and I thought I might have to give it up. It will go nicely with my softer palette.Lavender and grey scarf will integrate. I am learning and enjoying the process so much.
Jade is one of those hues that in a good dye looks subtle and deep, and in a cheap dye looks garish. (Could that be why so many lower-priced clothes come in easier to make pastel tones?) Sometimes upholstery fabrics have beautiful jades and other greens but in apparel-weight, so hard to find.
I love this lavender, jade, denim and grey colour combination!
Came across your blog a couple weeks ago and think it's fantastic. I'll continue to visit.
Fabulous as usual. Just not my colours. But a treat for the eye, nevertheless. I have an unrelated question.
Is it possible to outline a footwear wardrobe? And could that include hosiery? I am always tempted to get more shoes and boots in both core and accent colours and I am wondering what you think of opaque hosiery in core/accent colours. When are we covered and when is too much too much? I know if your core colour is black, navy, brown or charcoal, it is pretty easy but what if we are talking eggplant, burgundy, teal, rust, etc. Also, a question about ankle pants into winter – can you wear them with a sock, nylon or knee-high with shoes? Coloured, neutral or patterned? Or should it be only with ankle boots? So many questions… I have come to rely so much on you and the other readers' feedback here that I would love a discussion.
With regard to hosiery I also meant with skirts and dresses, of course and with heels and flats, AND with boots when there is a bit of leg showing above the boots and below the skirt.
Belle at Capitol Hill Style suggest the Two-Out-Of-Three approach, which I think makes sense: http://www.caphillstyle.com/capitol/2011/10/18/ask-belle-the-skinny-on-tights-html.html
I was really excited when I saw this one pop up on my reader – some of my mostest favouritest colours here, so pretty! I love the moonstones too. Very nice.
Janice Riggs says
OMG – "mostest favoritest"???? Get OUT of my vocabulary!
Alana in Canada says
I don't suppose you could do a plus sized 4×4 wardrobe? denim, grey, berry and aubergine? I love this series.
I have been living and working in Cambodia for the last 14 months and am now ready to return to the States. Thanks to your excellent advice, which I tried to follow, I have managed to look good even with my limited number of skirts and tops plus several necklaces and scarves.
If this was my wardrobe, I would be a happy girl. Kimm & I must be twins as they are also my colours and lifestyle! Second the motion for plus sized options.
Pamela Pollard says
I love your 4 by 4 capsule wardrobes, any chance of a holiday one with Fuchsia and Chinese Blue?