Some of these color names could be debated for WEEKS… and then you can spend even more time trying to find just the right item! But why would you settle for something less than ideal, just because it was the easy choice? We have high standards…Just a suggestion – if you choose to search for these colors, be very creative and open-minded when coming up with words for your search. While the book called the 2nd color turquoise, many of the items that I found here (for Blue-Green) came up under a search for turquoise. And don’t get me started on the whole lilac/lavender/light purple/mauve conundrum!
Yes, the royal tote is from Nike; some people NEED a washable nylon tote…
I’ve tried to show solid-color scarves, but I just couldn’t resist this striped scarf, below. It’s just plain pretty!(it doesn’t hurt that the scarf and the earrings share a certain wavy stripe-ish-ness…)
If you look up “mauve” on the Internet, you’ll mostly get warm, kind of muddy pinkish beige colors. According to Wikipedia, the word mauve is derived from the name of the mallow flower, which is a color that’s much more a soft purple. This shade is a bit lighter than the flower, and quite a bit prettier than a lot of what the web had to offer! (my opinion, of course; if you like other shades, go for it!)
There are as many shades of grey as there are companies manufacturing stuff – it’s never a bad idea to carry things about when you’re trying to match them. Or mail order from companies that offer free returns – that way, you can compare things in the comfort of your home! All you need is a roll of packing tape…
White shoes can be hard to wear, but white sandals are such a natural choice for warm weather, for so many of us!
If you like black accessories, the world’s your oyster. But it make sense to choose some secondary feeling, or sensibility, or quality, to unify your choices. Here, I picked things that felt angular in nature. You could of course go with textures, or rounded shapes – there are plenty of ways to approach this.
And another shout-out to the book that started these posts – available in English and French!