July 2, 2018
It’s hard to believe that these wardrobes are more than halfway completely – where does the time go?
For July, I’m going to assume that summer is in full swing, and that our heroine could use a couple of easy outfits to wear in the heat. Of course, if you don’t wear shorts, a skirt, capris or a pair of lightweight pants could easily be here instead!
And I love simple tee shirts. It’s fine to get something with writing, or with lots of bells and whistles and geegaws and thingamahoochies, but that kind of top isn’t going to be as versatile as a plain round or v-neck tee shirt. I particularly liked finding these 2 unusual accent colors, which are clearly present in our scarf inspiration:
This is her wardrobe, so far… What a range of colors!
Just to make certain that our 3 wardrobe additions are truly versatile, I’m going to use each new piece as the core of 3 new outfits…
Ah, this beautiful pastel wardrobe… Why NOT get a gold tee shirt for summer?
All of these new pieces fit in beautifully here:
And the new clothes from this month are perfect with a LOT of what was already in this wardrobe:
When you find the perfect shade of blue – grab it! Grey is always classic, and easy to wear… And a really pretty pendant can be worn any day, with any outfit.
These colors are just unusual enough that this wardrobe has a clear personality:
And the new purchases add a lot of options for this heroine:
Sometimes, you find the right shade of pink!
Note that the 2 pink tee shirts in this wardrobe don’t match. Because you’re realistically NEVER going to wear the 2 of them together, it’s fine that they’re slightly different shades. So long as they go with the core items of your wardrobe, you’re fine…
Again, 3 garments add lots of possibilities:
I love the little side detail on the blue top…
This wardrobe has such a clear sensibility – grey hair and blue eyes?
This wardrobe is always the most interesting to work with because of the juxtaposition of warm brown with cool grey and grey. I liked the way the iridescence of the sandals seems to pick up both the brown and the green from the new tee shirts…
Here you can see how it might have been useful if our heroine had purchased her green cardigan and her green tee shirt at the same time. It can seem boring to buy matchy pieces, but that fidelity to your wardrobe colors can make it easier to get dressed…
This month I’m really drawn to the grey and blue wardrobe. Maybe I need a blue streak in my hair…
Chris from Indy says
I agree – the blue and grey is my fav too, followed closely by the Ndop, which seems a little dark for the summer months, but would be fantastic he other 8monts of the year when it’s cooler!
The more I see of your olive choices, the more I like that color. Keeping the warm and cool versions straight would be tough – that’s when shopping with an inspiration picture makes perfect sense!
I’m still liking the black, navy and grey wardrobes, as I like certain elements in each. The brights in the black, the splashes of teal green in the navy and the dusky blues within the grey. If I could jumble the three together and make several clusters from them that would be ideal.
Janice Collins Coyle says
The grey and blue has been my favorite for several months now. I love the simplicity, the elegance and crispness of this color scheme. Maybe because I’m graying blond with blue eyes, so these colors flatter. Also the colors here are easy to find. I love this series so much and learn from all of them. Thank you! Janice Collins Coyle, Washington DC
Double-dog dare you to get awesome blue streak in you fabulous curls! ?
I’ve got purple in there right now – you’ve got to get back to the city to see it!
I’m a fan of the blue & grey wardrobe as well. A friend of mine went to the salon wanting to dye her hair a color (pink, blue, whatever, just something for a change); the stylist talked her into putting in two teal hair extensions, which worked better because all the style and none of the commitment…
FWIW, add me to the list of readers who like the blue and gray wardrobe the best!
Helen Keniston Oney says
Absolutely loving this series! Thank you. I have so many good ideas now – all stirred up by your posts. :)
I really like the gray but it is so difficult to find solid gray that doesn’t veer into the heathered/sweatpants style of gray. Dressy gray is always lovely.
Lisa Ham says
I agree! I love the idea of gray, but when I examined my gray pieces, I realized that none of them work well in my wardrobe.
I see the silver hair blue eyes look all the time!
What is the best color scheme for the clear eyed warm brown hair woman?
I find I am all over the place because I can wear a lot of colors but I can’t
Nail that “this is you “ color scheme!
I can’t decide which I like better, but I love these and look forward to them each month. Yesterday, I saw a woman yesterday in a black linen dress with a brown belt and brown sandals. It looked so good, so chic, so comfortable, so effortless. I’m scanning now to see black and brown together.
Linda in Arkansas says
The blue and gray is very soothing to the eye. Would be great with gray hair and blue eyes! I cover my gray but might stop when I retire. I also like the navy, red and teal wardrobe. I am drawn to the blush and beige as well. I love theses posts! Thank you Janice!