A recent request prompted this capsule: lightning up burgundy/grey/forest green into brighter cranberry, light mossy green and grey – specifically for a 3-week trip to France this spring. A lovely trip, and beautiful colors with which to work!
My first stop for finding clothes that would work well for activities was Patagonia; delightfully enough, they have a number of garments in soft, medium moss green! Sometimes these things just work out…
Three pair of shoes in a bag might seem excessive, but these will all pack pretty small and rather flat, and the give you options to dress up a bit in the evening. Also, sometimes when your feet are killing you, a change of shoes can save your day.
Elizabeth Ellen Carter says
I love the colours! We're about to go into autumn and grey and rose/cerise are in Project 333 capsule. I have some green tops but I might have to save them for spring.
This is lovely, but wouldn't it be fabulous if there was a scarf of that artwork- just to finish it all off? :)
Janice Riggs says
There's a company called Spoonflower which will print fabric for your from a photograph. You'll need to chat up the artist to see if she would be willing to have this done. But you're right, that painting would make a gorgeous scarf!
I have a scarf similar to this but in darker tones which suit my darker complexion. I made it over 30 years ago but I keep using it a lot because I feel like a million dollars when I wear it. There is just something about the way the colours work with my complexion. I hope the artist considers creating a line of scarves as I reckon they would be a real winner. The painting is so gorgeous and in such flattering colours. Thanks for the information about Spoonflower- so good to know that this can be done.
This is a combination I never would have considered had I not seen the painting. I'm loving silver grey right now, and it's fun to see alternatives to blues and black accompanying it. Lovely, Janice!
Lacrimae rerum says
Thank you for finding exactly the right painting and packing for me! The colors are beautiful and very adaptable to the lighter/darker variations in things I already own. (I find I even have a scarf with a similar color scheme which I'd overlooked in planning.) I'm now well-armed with inspiration and ideas.
Janice Riggs says
OH, I'm so happy! I really wanted this to work for you…
Love, love, love everything about this!
Madame Là-bas says
This is such a soft and pretty collection!
This is Wowza. Not my colours but it perfectly meets the request, it is practical, budget friendly, foot friendly and lovely.
Deb from Vancouver
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
Such pretty shades of gray and green!
Well done Janice! To look put together while still casual is an ongoing challenge for me. This capsule is a great example… you nailed it!
This is so beautiful I want to completely live in it. Oh my. I live in black but this may be what it takes to change me. Oh my. I just love it. What is so interesting is that all the colors are what I live with in my home and in my garden, but black is just so much easier to buy and wear. Oh, the rose and green and gray are just so lovely… Thank you for making my day.
Beautiful collection. Very soft combination. And the skirt is also designed to be worn as a top – another option! Carol S
Wonderful collection. Can totally see wearing every single thing – often!
Very beautiful colors- thank you! Would you consider, using this same painting for inspiration, a capsule wardrobe in sort of "business casual" (no jeans or open toe shoes) in some of the other colors- say greige/taupe, white/cream, pinks and blues/lilac? These are the colors I am inspired by for spring… with an abstract/organic feel for jewelry, etc. instead of a straightforward floral… I really enjoy your blog and can't wait each day to see your posts! I live in black and charcoal grey but would love to lighten up for Spring. Thank you again!
This capsule makes me so happy! I've been lurking for almost a year and love getting color ideas, but this capsule I could see wearing myself. Sporty, light colors, comfy shoes, and warm weather options (I live in central Texas and have two young children). I love the sportier brands and live in knit dresses in the summer. For the woman who requested this capsule, you might look at Ahnu Karma shoes if you need other options–it's a nice mary jane that comes in silver sage. I bought them last year, and they go with everything I own!
Lacrimae rerum says
Oooh, those shoes are a pretty color, and cute. I may have to check them out. (I also loved the woven leather silver Paolo flats Janice found.) Thanks so much for the suggestion.