As always with me, I’m starting with a simple outfit in a solid color. I really like this tunic – it seems that it would be both flattering and comfortable. If you don’t have a core of solid garments, it’s not because I haven’t suggested them about a billion times! But I feel strongly about the ease that these core items bring to getting dressed, and thus, to life.
The most obvious things to pull from the scarf would be the orange and the green, but I really admired the soft blue, and when I found this coat, I knew that it would be my choice for all of the accent pieces.
I really delved into the small details here, but I loved this bright green! And the bathrobe coat looks like it would be so snug… A touch of red in a bracelet, and the world’s most amazing green and black handbag make you stand out, even though you’re really dressed quite simply.
This scarf called out for a mix of bright navy and turquoise. Yes, you saw this coat yesterday – it’s not an easy color to find, and it’s such a classic, flattering cut that I didn’t try to resist repeating it.
Who wouldn’t look good in this color? Some rose gold jewelry, and you are good to go. Imagine substituting a black dress and simple low-heeled pumps…
More green! I loved the texture of the lines of grey here, so I looked for that kind of feeling in the jewelry that I brought to the outfit. A little bit of silver trim on your clutch bag pulls your look together beautifully. And I love the shirt-tale hem on the coat – you don’t see that very often, and it’s nice to see some innovation!
The border won it all for me – what a pretty powdery pink! The matching clutch introduces some great angles, which I tried to echo in both the earrings and the simple gold bracelet. Has anybody ever paired pink and turquoise in an outfit? I’d love to hear!
This approach has so many possibilities – I definitely think I’m going to try this with winter coats to see if it makes it easier to visualize a tough choice that many of us need to make.
Oh, I wanted to make sure you knew this: if you see something you want to buy, make SURE that you check every possible source of the item. I see things all the time with widely varying prices – as much as 15 or 20% sometimes. Shop around is always good advice…