Those trousers call for a white cardigan and a white top or two, as well as a relatively warm long-sleeved yellow top. Using black and white as accent colors opens the door to including prints or patterns that include ONLY black and white, too!
I NEVER wear yellow, but I think this capsule travel wardrobe looks very appealing, and absolutely NOTHING about it that suggests any kind of bumblebee, or other stinging insect! Just cheer, and plenty of options…
Our template is nicely filled, and you could reach into this imaginary wardrobe with your eyes tightly closed and come up looking lovely – it’s impossible to clash! What a luxury, when you have so many other things on your mind.
My current “go-to” accent color is red, but I’m quickly beginning to see that pink is going to be strongly represented in the future, as my hair gets more grey. What is your “can’t travel without” accent color?
I'm one of those that loves pattern and/or bright colours in trousers, with very plain tops – thank you for the great template!
This makes so much sense- so simple but so dynamic. Thanks
Hot pink could be a segue color between the reds & softer pinks. Plus it looks great with navy as well as other neutrals.
Janice, only you could take those colors and patterns and create a stunning wardrobe!!!
Tuesday's post was brilliant. Wednesday – more brilliant yet! My travel color…hot pink. Loooove it.
Lori @ In My Kitchen, In My Life says
This "pattern should stay in a single line of the template" idea is So VERY HELPFUL! Thank you!
This is the best look for those of us who are boobilicious. Keep the attention on the bottom where we are usually quite slim. My go to accent colour is burnt orange/red and/or blue.
Deb from Vancouver
Josephine Faith Gibbs says
My can't live without it travel color is the same as my at home can't live without it color: olive and related shades of green.
I'm loving the template concept and the cooler to warmer spectrum idea. One of the challenges I face with travel is wanting to keep luggage to a minimum, ideally just a carry on, yet needing to have my full hiking kit plus something decent for in the city. I'm thinking the template and spectrum ideas will help. Obviously I have to think about the cool to warm spectrum, but maybe I can think about the mountain to town spectrum as well.
Janice, could you do this template using Navy and Marsala, for early fall? With good walking shoes and only pants?
Thanks for creating this template. For a visual person, it is the best tool yet. Theresa
Carolyn in Northern VA says
What about a template ranging from dressy to casual or business to athletic clusters? Might be interesting to try that (if you're looking for other trends to pursue. I LOVE the template idea. Super helpful way to think about constructing a wardrobe
My travel accent color tends to be turquoise or teal. I love this template idea. I have an abundance of patterned shirts, so the idea of keeping all the patterns on one row of the template works great for me.
My accent color is usually soft coral in the warm months and brick or burnt sienna in the winter. I love these plans..so easy and smart!!
Jennifer Connolly says
I can't wear yellow of any kind, but I do love how it pops with the black and white!
Vivian Jung says
I could never get away with wearing yellow – makes me look sallow and unhealthy – but this is a fabulous wardrobe for those who can pull it off! My travel color is blue, in all shades: makes me happy, works with my complexion and my black and gray base colors, and brightens up the neutrals with a pop. I also adore red, but find I feel like a tomato when I wear it…but I love it on others, so go figure.
Oh, how happy to have discovered you (linked over from over50feeling40). My husband and I are going on a 2-week Mediterranean cruise in Oct/Nov, and I have been going into a "but I have nothing to wear!" panic. We are not cruise people!
Many other bloggers list what to pack, but the visual of putting together the template and the outfits is so helpful. Thank you!
Sarah M says
I absolutely love your site! Thank you for all you do!
Gail Finke says
LOVE THIS. It is so helpful to see how the clothes, as a group, look so yellow — but how many outfits you can make that have no yellow in them at all, or just one yellow piece. These arent' my colors and I don't like printed bottoms, but I find this so helpful! All the combinations you show help me to see how to look at my clothes differently, as a whole and not as a bunch of different things.
Kelly Roy says
Janice you are the best. I totally love your templates. So much easier to built combinations. I would use yellow in accessories and in a patterned skirt.
You encourage me to consider pink as an accent to black and to gray.
Knitty Gritty Thoughts says
You are so talented! Your templates are amazing – thank you for sharing!
Ha – I just planned my first travel wardrobe in black, (marigold) yellow and off-white! I hadn’t realized how using prints on only one segment makes outfits much more fool-proof, though, so I might re-think my floral skirt…
PS: sorry about commenting on half your posts, I’ve just been VERY enthusiastic about finally making sense of the task of getting dressed!