I love the possibilities – dark chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, and…. I do NOT have anything except ugly artificially-colored sprinkles to offer in turquoise!
Normally, I try to start building a wardrobe with solid garments, because they feel more versatile. But sometimes, you see something that’s just perfect, and you grab it!
Here’s a case of “I love it in chocolate, I will probably love it in caramel.” That’s not at all a bad strategy for expanding your wardrobe with taking huge risks!
These trousers give you a… sort of… suit look. Again, I normally wouldn’t introduce plaid pants as the 6th item in a wardrobe, but they’re perfect, and they had “whappage.” Thus, here they are!
I indulge myself in these sorts of wandering from the system in order to show you that you don’t have to march in lock-step with me in order to build a functional wardrobe. If you stick to your colors, and you choose pieces that you love, a little bit of variation will do no harm, and will let you build a wardrobe you really like. Getting the “right” things doesn’t help you at all if you don’t want to wear them frequently.
A shell, or a sweater vest? A cream blouse or shirt (which I don’t include) could be a handy 17th piece of this wardrobe!
It’s pretty important to settle on a shade, or range, or turquoise when you start this wardrobe; blending these pieces is an important part of owning a wardrobe that gives you plenty of options.
If you don’t want a skirt, look for a 2nd pair of pants, in a different fabric – suede, leather, denim, corduroy, flannel…
Love at first sight here:
The 3rd neutral makes an appearance:
It might be “un-fascinating” to build up your supply of neutral pieces like this, but you’ll be grateful you have them, some early Monday morning…
Woman does not live by cardigans alone! As long as your colors blend nicely, your fabrics do NOT have to match.
Yes, you’ve seen some of these pieces before. I do this deliberately (and not out of some inherent laziness) to show you how versatile some items can be if they work well with your chosen neutrals.
One last “bottom.” Depending on the season, this could be shorts, culottes, a skirt, or another pair of trousers. A brown, camel and cream print skirt could be pretty… But I’m offering up a pair of jeans, just for relaxation and variety.
Everything works well together, and there are lots of clear possibilities for the next few purchases, too!