April 1, 2019
It’s time again to revisit our six growing wardrobe based on Hermes scarves – always one of my favorite posts!
Since the weather is somewhat warmer, I’m including cropped or capri pants for all of our heroines. And since it’s still cool, I’m pairing their pants with lighter weight sweaters in linen or cotton. Some shoes and a couple of pieces of jewelry finish off these simple, timeless outfits…
It’s possible that this heroine is going to have too many striped things. Or is it possible?
Her wardrobe is really starting to take on a coherent feeling:
And we’re finally at a point at which we can pull together a few new outfits using our new garments with pieces already in this wardrobe. THIS is when you start seeing the effectiveness of having a wardrobe plan!
It feels as if this next heroine has enough purple, so far…
So I’m choosing an outfit for her in her neutrals!
This wardrobe feels so right for spring, doesn’t it?
And her new additions give her some fresh outfit options:
Similarly, I think that this bold heroine is ready for a muted outfit:
The jewelry makes a lot of difference, lifting this from just plain clothes to a real ensemble…
This is really appealing; while grey can be difficult in the spring and summer, the shades of peach and orange change everything.
The new pieces integrate with no effort:
I love using beige as a basis for so many outfits here – it’s such a simple way to build a wardrobe!
I’m such a fan of stripes – especially as the weather gets warmer!
I’m finding this wardrobe more and more interesting as it grows…
This wardrobe (with the addition of another tee shirt or 2) might make a great travel capsule wardrobe.
This next heroine is brave – I’m finding this wardrobe a bit worrying… (did I go overboard too early with navy?)
At least I can assume that she’ll get lots of mileage out of white capris in the hot weather!
This all looks good together – especially when the Hermes scarf is present – but I’m still having doubts…
Maybe it’s all starting to come together, eh?
This last wardrobe is really getting better every month!
I like the simplicity of this outfit…
Doesn’t this have a feeling of calm elegance?
And her new garments blend in so easily…
Favorite? I think the last one, this month…
p.s. I struggled to find a couple of these scarves still available online, but if you’re passionate about one of them, don’t hesitate to call any Hermes store and ask them for help finding what you want. They’re very nice!
Your problem with navy for scarf 5 is the lack of shoes I find. To my mind only the sling back pumps would work unlwas the wearer was very brave or unconventional.
Agreed… It’s interesting to see the mistakes that I make when I’m putting these together. That navy and turquoise dress led me astray!
Erin Roy says
The “red/white/blues/beige” is still my favorite, primarily because that is the closest to my wardrobe (red/white/blue/black/gray). But the fact that I think any of the sets are beautiful and soothing in their variations reflects your talent in pulling them together.
I have lost 35 lbs over the past 6 months. I knew I would pretty much need a new wardrobe after I reached my goal (1 more pound to go!). I was determined to make wise and calculated choices as I built a new capsule wardrobe with this fresh start. I have earnestly studied all of the 12 month collections and 4 x 4s to plan an attack :-) My inspiration scarf was from the White House Black Market winter collection in January; my perfect combination of colors!
It has all 5 colors to help me stay on track (it is my “Hermes scarf” for my plan). Between their classic, color-coordinated pieces and your organized plan I have filled in the essentials with high quality pieces and am really enjoying the outfits I am coming up with. I am very selective when I look for new pieces and not frivolous to buy something “just because it is a great price”. I did find a perfect pair of red shorts and a blue and white knit top from Brooks Brothers at 80% off (Score!). But they were part of the plan all along anyway.
I’m most excited right now about my black loafers I finally got last week. It was the main shoe I was missing to complete so many outfits. I kept researching online and reviewing your capsules. I found a great quality pair at a super price, and feel like a kid with a new bike (or a teenager with a new car!?).
I mainly want to say that with your guidance I am reflecting a better confidence about myself. Thank you for sharing your talents each week!❤️
Hurrah!!! Sounds like you’re getting it all sorted out…
For me, the brown wardrobe has a great colors and stunning scarfs, but the beige one is more my style (mainly dress, skirt, shoes)… maybe if I merge them and remove some items… and add navy skirt and silver bag (from navy wardrobe). ;)
It is really very interesting to see the increasing wardrobes of imaginative heroines, thanks a lot for this series. It helps me see more options and apply them.
There is no such thing as too many stripes. Perhaps stripes are this heroine’s signature?
At the moment I like certain elements of each but not one overall. For my style it is the black and for colour it is the beige. I should be more attracted to the navy, but I’m not. For me, the navy is too dark and I don’t like the pastels (lilac/lavender), but the darker violet is very pretty. I like how you pair up the accent pieces with corresponding coloured shoes; I have never done that myself, but would like to give that a try, especially with the casual shoes as the shops are awash with canvas slip-ons and lace up soft trainers in every colour imaginable at very reasonable prices.
Although they aren’t my colors, my favorite one by far is the Jeu de Soie. Thank you for all the beautiful combinations.
Lisa Laree says
I’m a little late; had to wait on the shoes to arrive, lol! But here’s my wardrobe addition for April…
https://sewrandom.blogspot.com/2019/05/12-months-12-outfits-april.html. I’ve got a lot of black…maybe it’s time to add in some more color, yes? LOL.