November 22, 2014
Another way to dress up your Starting from Scratch Capsule Wardrobe is to find a blouse, tee shirt, sweater, or even a sweatshirt that has something dressy going on. There’s a world of options around this time of year: lace, sequins, beads, jewels and embroidery are all possibilities.
- The Navy and Grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
The lace top is beautiful with everything in your wardrobe; you could even wear it under your cardigan during the day, and then pop off the sweater at night in order to be more dressy. A pair of silvery grey dress shoes would amp up the look another bit, but you really wouldn’t want to hang a necklace over the lovely lace – a bracelet would be sufficient.
- The Navy and Beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
For this, I chose an accent color from the wardrobe, and got really casual by using a sweatshirt. While some of us might not find wearing a sweatshirt with a skirt comfortable, others might; this is something to consider if you find a dressy sweatshirt you like…
- The Black and Grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
I love this top – it includes both of the core colors of the wardrobe, and has a great menswear pattern too!
- The Caramel and Black Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
This was a fun top to stumble upon – an accent color from the wardrobe, decorated with one of the core wardrobe colors. Here’s a case where you might want to find a nice bracelet or pair of earrings in solid black, because the Match Makers in caramel and black that are part of the Starting From Scratch Wardrobe won’t really work here. Happily, this time of year, it’s easy to find a pair of dressy earrings for a pittance..
- The Brown and Beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
This is low-key dressiness – a bit of shimmer with tone-on-tone sequins. I have a similar sweater in black, and it’s a work-horse in my wardrobe. Shimmer is dressy without being over the top.
- The Khaki and Olive Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
Another sweater in one of your accent colors, but in a very neutral accent. (if that makes any sense?) The short-sleeves gives you the option to wear almost 12 months – on a moderately warm evening, this would be lovely with beige linen trousers.
I’m also going to look into the possibility of using accessories and/or shoes to dress up these wardrobes; is that something you’d like to see?