February 28, 2018
Maybe black and white isn’t your thing… maybe now that warm weather is approaching, you’re in the mood for LIGHT…
And maybe you’re very casual. Not a scarf person. Really, VERY casual, relaxed, leisurely…
Maybe start with this:
You’ve got every kind of white top from sleeveless to long-sleeved, and everything to cover your legs a little, a bit more, or all the way! Layer on a sweater or a sweatshirt and you’re good to go.
This is NOT boring…. this is subtle!
You’re ready for an update, and a bit of an accent color for the upcoming warm weather. But nothing overly dressy – why buy things you won’t wear? You can update just as easily with canvas shoes, tee shirts, and a fresh backpack…
Everything just looks a little bit different with these additions… Spring is coming!
You’d just FEEL like the weather was warming up, wouldn’t you?
Taste of France says
I love wearing crisp white with khaki (or stone, which sounds prettier). This vibrant peachy-pink shade changes it from subtle to wow. The red from yesterday also would look good, as would turquoise. A person could be subtle or not, depending on the day's mood.
The Pouting Pensioner says
Oh how I'm addicted to this new series already. And it's only Day 2!
Add to the mix that one of my fave combos in summer is white and beige/stone and you will know that today you have one heckuva happy bunny this side of the pond today! Keep 'em comin', pretty please, mega hugs from Mary x.
I love this idea, but white near my face just doesn't suit me. Any suggestions for finding ivory or off-white tops but in a variety of cuts/styles as shown here?
Land's End and L.L. Bean usually have both white and ivory. And you could probably wear this light pink next to the face as well. Judith
I agree. It is really a struggle to find cream/ivory basic shirts. There are a few on LL Bean this season with the color name of "sailcloth" I'd love to be able to find more. Lori
Laura Jantek says
Excellent useful and pretty post!
I am jumping in to add my kudos for this series ! Your format of 3 bottoms, 3 toppers and 4 tops, is one that t I have seen on the many travel sites that I research! For one week, there are plenty of outfits, but for my own need for more than one color, I might add a second French 5 piece in another color, but instead of the shoes and the bag, which take up space and add weight, I would add a twin set in another accent color as well as a scarf or necklace, earrings , and a bracelet, but not wear them all at the same time. I would enjoy seeing you do something in more mid values for the common wardrobe and in a warm hue, a little darker than what is here. Perhaps some tans or khakis or bronze and warm whites ?
Ditto! High contrast color combinations, light or bright colors are too much for some of us (both emotionally and physically ). Medium tones are best for me as well, but sometimes I struggle to put pieces together that don’t overwhelm my slender, straight frame.
I’ll keep reading, following and learning��
A faithful style sister,
Lynn Carroll says
Nice ideas and selections. I am very old school as like wearing lighter colors as warmer weather arrives. Black is too dreary and hot looking for higher temps. (my opinion only) If you recall in Downton Abby, once spring came, everyone switched to lighter colored clothing. I like that tradition with the exception of red, white & blue as they always work……
Cee Pluse says
This wardrobe just brightened my day! We have been flirting with spring- and even summer-like weather here in Georgia for a couple of weeks, but today is cool and dreary and grey and threatening to rain, so these light and cheery colors are exactly what I needed. I agree with The Pouting Pensioner that this is a very enjoyable series, and I can't wait to see more!
hostess of the humble bungalow says
Such a pretty soft and elegant approach to a neutral wardrobe…I'd be tempted to add a Chanel camellia pin and some pearls!
I'm so happy to see a truly casual wardrobe. That's me. There is almost no reason in my life to be dressy. Thank you for showing this.
I've just used this post to streamline my summer wardrobe. I'm very excited to see how to make my wardrobe cohesive and intuitive with just a few additions (a lot of subtractions!). Thank you for sharing your invaluable insight and knowledge with us. :)
Kira McGarrett says
I can't be the only one whose white t shirts develop stains that can't be budged within several weeks of purchase. When will I learn?
I love the calm palette. Not a scarf person? Stone/white calls for…something. Perhaps a bracelet? A patterned bag?
Janice Riggs says
A bracelet that combined neutral/white stones with some blush tones would be lovely. Something with unmatched semi-precious stones (or just nice-looking polished rocks!) would be a great touch…
Once I start looking at accessories, I could go on for days…