It Was Love at First Sight
When she saw this print, she immediately knew that she was going to limit her Project 333 for autumn to just pinks and blues… Simple, but versatile, and really pretty!
She has always intended to build her Autumn Project 333 Wardrobe around navy, because it’s been her favorite neutral for years. Thus, the first part of her wardrobe plan was simple:
For her second Core of 4, she looked for soft fabrics like rayon and velvet, and also thought that a touch of floral print might be nice:
She wanted to make sure she didn’t get TOO dressy, so she made sure to include a couple of classic tops in pink, as well as 2 relaxed sweaters in muted blue:
For her last 4 garments, she got a little more bold! She knew she wanted her pink sweater to be included, but then she branched out for some prints, and a lovely soft blue blouse:
She hung up all 16 garments on her clothes rack, and surveyed her progress. Everything looks beautiful together, in her opinion!
She left the clothes hanging where she could see them, and then sorted through her accessories. She knew she didn’t need a LOT of things – just the few, perfect pieces that would go well with her outfits and give them a feeling of being complete.
She hung some of her accessories with her clothes, and then placed things that didn’t hang well on a little table beside her clothes rack. She sat down for a few minutes to look at everything, together…
How many different outfits could she see? She didn’t really keep track, but when she got past 10 she knew that she was in good shape for the upcoming cooler weather!
Do you ever check when you’re working on Project 333, or when you’re packing, to see how many outfits you will have? I do…
While these are not my colors, there is great versatility of function in the pieces that you have chosen here! Another super post from which I glean info to apply to my own color scheme and capsule!
Taste of France says
I love this! I am very partial to red, but pink is more flattering. I am going to look this one over a few more times. Merci!
What a gorgeous painting and a beautifully feminine wardrobe. Love it!
Margie from Toronto says
Love these colour choices – it is a wardrobe colour combination that I could quite happily live in – but I would need to purchase a few additions to my current wardrobe. Finances preclude a large number of purchases this year but any new items will fall within this colour scheme – love it!
Janice Collins Viyle says
What a gorgeous painting, and the accent colored clothes would be beautiful with grey neutrals along with the navy or even replacing the navy. I’m transitioning to navy/grey as my neutrals so this lovely post will be saved. I can see my new light grey swing cardi with matching pants would fit in here perfectly. THANK YOU, Janice for so much inspiration – beauty and practicality! Janice Collins Coyle, Washington DC
So casual, so easy and so put together
Believe it or not, I have an original of this wood block. I LOVE it. Never thought to build a little capsule around it. Hmmmmm. I love the subtle colors…the blue-grey makes the lilac pop. Where did you find this image? Thank you for posting.
I probably found this on Pinterest – I often find things there, and then can never track them back to an original source! But I saw this last weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago. They’re having an exhibit right now of his work, as well as that of members of his family. It’s really amazingly lovely…
Lisa H says
Lovely inspiration print, lovely wardrobe! This gives me some ideas for curating my accessories for the fall. Thank you!
I love these colors – so soft and pretty. This art series is fantastic – I was an Art History major and I love clothes, so I’m in heaven!
This is just…PRETTY! Sometimes we need to feel special and feminine..even if we are going to work on road crew! (after work, naturally !)
Patricia J Clements says
Lately I’ve been trying to guess the colors you pull from these works of art. This time I guessed the muted blue (navy is good too), the pink, and the green–I was close. You did not choose to use the green also, but I think it would be wonderful.
The green would be a great 3rd color – I just didn’t feel equal to tackling 3 colors in just 16 pieces of clothing, since I wanted to include the shades of blue!
Lovely! How I wish a museum would create a silk scarf of this Hiroshi work. Stunning!
Gail Finke says
I really like these, but I prefer your old Project 333 system with 33 garments. I would rather see that than a 4×4 with accessories. My two cents…
Love this, working towards 333 for each season. I’ve got a heap of pink already this is such a help ;-)
Nelmarie Louw says
This wardrobe is super gorgeous! I can see myself living in these clothes for many weeks without needing anything else. Thanks Janice, you are always an inspiration!