Winter White (aka cream or ivory) is such a pretty option in cold weather! You of course have to be very cautious about street splashing on your lovely pants, but that’s well worth the bright change of pace that this color brings to classic navy (or any other color!).
Two of these pieces are deliberately and obviously dressy, and two are more timelessly classic. Yes, I have an abiding passion for cabled sweaters; in cashmere, in an unexpected color, they can be absolutely lovely!
If you’d prefer less dressy trousers, Lands’ End has corduroy pants in this color, that are styled like jeans – same unexpected color in a more relaxed fabric and silhouette! And Uniqlo has a fleece skirt that might be this color – it’s hard to tell online.
As I always do, I’m starting with a few classic pieces in navy, and navy with off-white. With just these 9 pieces you could travel long and far…
The cardigan can be pretty “grounded” with paired with a solid navy core, or go full-on evening/party wear with the pants, some pearls, and a pair of dressy (but comfortable!!!) shoes…
The lace blouse works pretty much the same way – it can be appropriate for almost anything when worn with the pants in the same color, or it can add a festive touch to a navy “suit.”
And yes, GOLD SOCKS. A bit extravagant, but they can change the look of the entire outfit!
These outfits are much more relaxed, but would still be appropriate for many of the events one attends this time of year – in someone’s home, or in a restaurant, you and your friends don’t always go full-tilt formal! A bit of jewelry always gives a feeling of completeness…
The winter white pants automatically make things look a bit dressier, don’t they? And don’t miss the chance to add on a festive brooch this time of year – it will spark conversation and make you look “in the season.”
And if your feet are not playing nicely, why not wear gold athletic shoes? Your friends will understand and applaud your creativity, and the people who disapprove aren’t truly your friends (and thus who care what they think?). We’ve got to dress in a way that’s comfortable, as well as attractive, and sometimes we have to make adjustments…
Dear oh dear, these patent loafers come in EVERGREEN… How much fun could that be?
I tried to work with cooler shades of light blue and found that I could NOT find garments that suited out requirements… Maybe I’ll revisit this idea in warmer weather as we’re confronted with the spring and summer onslaught of weddings, graduations, and other events… Help me remember!