The red in this is actually a hair closer to rust, but since we’re moving toward warmer weather here, and rust us IMPOSSIBLE to find, I’m working with a more poppy red. These accent colors don’t have to be a flawless match to the color in the scarf, nor to each other. Unless you plan to wear pieces together, you needn’t be madly rigorous in making the colors perfect in a capsule wardrobe.
Of course, when building around a single accessory, 1 outfit at a time is a good approach:
I reused a skirt in a couple of outfits, and a pair of pumps – in the normal world, you wouldn’t buy complete new outfits each month. You would work with what you already own, and add on the pieces that give you the most versatility. After 12 months, this is the assembled wardrobe; how many outfits could be drawn from these garments?
I love to see the accessories all together! Again, it’s doubtful that you would purchase new shoes each month, but showing all of these together gives you a clear image of what the overall, desired “shoe effect” is. And those scarves… sigh… I love me a good scarf!
I hope this is helpful to my friend with the dilemma, and to everyone looking for a fresh idea or two!