August 29, 2018
Asters… It means stars, which, when you look at the flowers, makes sense!
However, from my perspective, this was really tricky. (Yes, I considered using all “star” accessories – of course I did!);
First up, there are no items with asters on them, except for a very expensive dress, and the really nice cuff bracelets that are available for each month.
To pile on, asters come in about a million shades, from darkest red to a lot of various purples…
What to do? I found six excellent neutral dresses to serve as our background, and then I experimented with a range of colors as accents. (it would be fascinating to mix each of the dresses with each of the various accessory families!)
How do things look? Black is pretty straightforward – especially if you have an Apple watch and you get the watchband for it – that little touch ties everything together!
Next I decided to experiment. This dress is described as grey, but to me it feels a lot more like taupe… I’d have to get an in-person look to know for certain. But I chose, for this dress, a scarf that features a range of reds and purples, and then decided to use the dark red as the accent color. I’m happy with the way it turned out. Bear in mind that you could easily use bright red accents with this scarf too! (although that’s NOT an “aster color,” so I refrained…)
Logically, camel and purple should look good together because they’re from opposite side of the color wheel. I felt like the orange in this scarf, and the wee bits of dark yellow, helped make everything hang together here. What do you think?
Navy and purple are so easy together – some nice amethyst jewelry is perfect against a navy backdrop!
Although I’m not completely sold on the idea of green and purple together, there was no way I wasn’t going to share this dress with you! If I still wore dresses to work, I’d have the black version of this in a heartbeat. Corduroy just scream autumn to me…
And for those among us moving into warmer weather rather than cooler, or those who still have weeks of warm weather ahead, this dress could be so useful… I wanted to add just a touch of rosy pink here – an unexpected, but I think effective, accent color.
I think that I’m going to build little “accessory wardrobes” for my autumn/winter dresses; it will highlight anything that I’m missing, and will make getting dressed up a little bit faster and easier? Anyone else do this kind of thing?