January 2, 2017
Yaaaaay!!! It’s that time again… The new scarves are chosen (FINALLY…) and the first outfits for this year’s capsule wardrobes are assembled!!!!
First up, the scarves:
I looked at LOTS of scarves, from literally dozens of sources, but in the end, I came back to Hermès, because of the richness of the patterns and the creativity of the color schemes. This is a little bit self-defeating on my part, because if you DO buy a scarf from Hermès, I get no commission. I still think they’re the best scarves for our illustrative purpose, thought!
For what it’s worth, these can sell out REALLY fast, so if one of these captures your heart, please don’t hesitate. I prepared this initial file on a Wednesday, and when I went to post it TWO DAYS LATER, on Friday, FOUR of the scarves were sold out. FOUR. I had to re-do a great deal of the material, which is fine. But if you truly feel the whappage, don’t let your heart get broken by hesitating too long…
And please don’t think for a heartbeat that I believe that we should all spend this much money on a scarf – much the contrary. You can certainly find scarves that echo these color schemes at other prices, and if you’re alert and patient, you can find Hermès scarves for less than half of the retail price. If you’re looking on ebay or another resale site, and you want my assessment of the authenticity of a scarf, just send me a note at [email protected] Most of my scarves are purchased second-hand; the occasional small spot doesn’t bother me, and I love the idea of a scarf with some history!
First up is the black-based wardrobe, which is going to be pretty interesting, with both grey and brown as accents! And are these not the most perfect shoes ever?
Beige and pastels, it just seems fated…
This scarf at first seems like obvious colors – navy, red and grey, but I think that the shades of blue, along with that bit of orange, are going to give us some interesting options.
Same with this scarf – orange and green are classic, but the variety of shades of green, as well as the sky blue, are unexpected, and should make the evolution of this wardrobe worth watching.
When I had to re-do the posts because of the sold-out scarves, I wasn’t terribly crushed, because THIS scarf is brand new, and SO stunning. Every color combination available is really pretty…
And I’m excited about brown, even though I know that it will be a struggle to find clothes. The range of shades means that I will be able to look at a whole BUNCH of different “browns,” along with some lovely warm beige, and the accent of red or orange.
So here’s where we start – it’s going to be a beautiful and very interesting year!
For more in the 2017 “Build a Capsule Wardrobe – 12 months, 12 outfits” series, check out the following articles:
- Evaluating our 2017 wardrobes…
Looking for more ideas? Follow along as we build a new capsule wardrobe in 2018.