January 29, 2019
She teaches creative people to work with data. It’s not easy…
What it all comes down to is not bothering to look outside the box – as they love to say in business circles. She’s convinced that the box is far from empty, and you just need to keep looking. There are possibilities that nobody has imagined!
She thinks that her affection for cubist art is somehow related to this; those artists looked at their subjects in a new way, and saw things nobody else saw… “Keep rearranging what you have, and eventually a new picture will emerge!”
This is her kind of painting:
She knew that she would struggle to find clothes in that “yellowed newsprint” color, so she substitutes her favorite gold! She’s not obliged to following her inspiration in lock-step, is she?
She’s going to the New York office… she likes standing out in the crowd! If you’re going to get the attention of the people in your training course, blending in doesn’t work well…
She packs six more garments – and in doing so creates a nearly fool-proof travel wardrobe:
Keep looking, she tells herself… Keep looking… She arrays her entire travel wardrobe on her laundry rack, so she can see how versatile this all might be. She likes her color palette, but she still enjoys having choices!
Some of these outfits work together better than others, but she can, literally, wear any sweater with any shirt with ANY BOTTOM… 27 possibilities…
The people in her courses don’t know that her wardrobe plays a role in how she thinks about combining and recombining variables. But she loves a spreadsheet full of endless possibilities, and a wardrobe that’s similarly full of potential!
Love this combination. The yellow could be switched out for your favorite color. Did I miss the label for the long sweater?
Mary Luckett says
Karen, if you mean the long grey ‘sweater’, that is a cashmere scarf. I looked up it on Nordstrom. I want that scarf.
Oh, I knew that photograph was going to be confusing, but it was the only “free-standing” photo they had. Why can’t retailers just show us the garment without complicating things…
Thanks for clarifying the picture.
I want all three colors of that cashmere scarf, now that I look more closely.
I can NOT wear yellow – it doesn’t work w/ my skin tone- so I would take every yellow in this, trade for pink or red, and it would be perfect for me. My winter “core” is black and grey already. (with a lot of pink and red and maroon!) I get so much inspiration from this blog!
I was wondering the same thing, then realized that it’s actually a long draped cashmere scarf, from Halogen, which is linked above. – nancyo
Sara K says
I love light gold especially when combined with black, white and grey. It’s a bit unusual color but capable of looking sharp. If I felt as comfortable in outfits with light gold accents as I do with pink accents, this would be a great wardrobe.
You said a few weeks ago that this gold/mustard color is a 2019 It Color – and now I see it everywhere!
In Sweden it has been EVERYWHERE all fall. It has definitely been the number one colour this season
Hélène G. says
This new proposition is a pleasure : it can work both for winter, and spring.
For the type of clothes, and, especially, the colours.
Thank you very muche, Janice.
When I first saw the artwork, I thought the yellow was actually a tan. I thought it would be interesting to see a completely neutral wardrobe that uses cool and warm tones. Especially since this heroine likes to stay within the box. Black, gray, tan. Maybe there’s another of your ladies out there who could choose a totally neutral (but interesting) closet of clothing.
It IS tan, but it’s a shade that defies discovery in the world of clothing! That’s why I started using the yellow instead – after a couple of hours of searching or that shade of tan, I surrendered and took an easier option.
Like sunshine on a cloudy day! This is one of my favorite color combinations–and I love the style and flair of all these choices.
I love this painting, I love this combination and would wear all of it except (maybe) the bright yellow cable sweater. I am a huge fan of yellow and (soft, not sparkly) gold, and I think they look amazing with grey. I feel that I must have those yellow loafers for spring.