I used all kinds of schemes for finding pieces this time – I started by looking at men’s scarves (always a mystery to me…). The crinkled scarf here is worth taking a look – it’s actually a large image of Napoleon. Wearing sunglasses. Designers are an interesting lot, aren’t they?(and PLEASE admire that I found square earrings to echo the gridlike nature of the quilted jackets… these are the things that entertain me no end! and the earrings on the left combine the warmth of gold and the coolness of the oxidized metal, to echo the camel/charcoal juxtaposition…)
The yellow ensemble was a source of particular fun for me – flower earrings, jeweled gloves, and rubber boots. Why not?And I’m including quite a few clogs in this post, because some of you have been clamoring for clogs. The people I know who wear clogs ADORE them in an immoderate way, so I think it behooves many of us to give them a look.
I love the way these two groupings could work together – the arrow-printed scarf could be worn with either vest, and then you could start swapping things back and forth. Nobody ever said that you could only have ONE accent color, after all.
Another case of square earrings, with a square-ish printed scarf, in the apricot. Even the buckles on the boots are square, and include a rose-gold element! And I couldn’t resist using this Hermes scarf, even though it diverted things off into a secondary color of light blue. Even my rules are made to be broken sometimes.
Holiday gift hint – the blue cashmere gloves come in 9 colors…This is going to be the last down vest accent color post, but I AM going to revisit this idea, with warm-weather clothes, after I get back from Paris. Sandals and summery goods are showing up more and more online, and by the time the holidays are over, we in the Northern Hemisphere will be ready to dream of warmer weather.
Tomorrow I’m going to tell you a bit about the changes that I’m making for this trip, and share what I’m packing. I’m not quite sure what you’ll see in this space during the time I’m away…. (something else for me to fuss about…)