June 3, 2019
I’m sitting in a kitchen in Washington DC right now, where it is HOT!!! Putting together outfits with summer dresses felt just right…
This just feels cool to look at, doesn’t it?
I’m still smitten with this – maybe it’s all the stripes?
While dresses aren’t as versatile as separates, there are still at least a few options with any dress…
Still loving this color scheme…
Technically, they call this a kaftan, but let’s not haggle over terminology…
All looking good…
One might wear this dress often in hot weather!
I still find this palette intriguing. It’s not common, but it seems to work well!
Such a classic dress…
Even though this is an unusual palette, it hangs together nicely!
A simple dress like this can be worn in all kinds of ways. One could even put a sweater over it, and use it as a skirt and tank top…
To me, this color palette feels traditional, although the image on the scarf is anything but…
I love the classic feel of this. I picture this heroine as having an important job, and lots of excellent leisure activities…
this dress comes in black… do I need another black dress?
One could do a lot of things with this wardrobe, small as it is:
A classic dress is very versatile!
These colors are also really unexpected, but I’m happy with this heroine’s wardrobe…
Perfect for warm weather…
These colors are so fun…
Another simple dress with lots of options!
I still adore this scarf!
I need this dress too! (not really, but tempting…)
This month, I think this is my favorite wardrobe!
It’s not at all surprising that a simple black dress has potential:
Which appeals this month? Do you ever find that you want a particular garment from a different wardrobe than your favorite? (I still want some of the striped things from the first wardrobe…)
I’m still in love with the purple capsule wardrobe. I really like that purple kaftan but not the price! Really, all these wardrobes are pretty.
Brown’s, the link for the caftan dress, is giving me a price of over $1, 100 (without shipping)! Pretty dress, but I just bought an appealing cotton summer dress for an eighth of the price (okay, on sale). Every woman has her price point, so for someone else a grand might be not much… but I work with a smaller budget when buying play/vacation clothes for our short summer season.
So many good summer dresses—thanks! I’m still a fan of the blue-and-black wardrobe (although not so much of the scarf—is that weird?)
Not weird at all – you would just want to find an scarf in a pattern that you love, in those colors. It’s tough sometimes, when you like one aspect of a scarf but not others. Happily, the world is full of scarves! (and jewelry, if you’re not a scarf person…)
That blue woven leather bag is gorgeous. AND I’m thinking ECCO must be following your blog and designed those orange and silver sandals just for you. They are perfect.
I am not a scarf person at all, so the scarves don’t affect my preference for any of the capsules. Actually, there is not one of the color schemes that appeal to me outright (I am a light summer with pale eyes, pale skin and white hair). Blues are my favorite, so some of the first capsule is fetching. However the style and feeling of the last capsule makes it my front-runner monthly. Well done!
Carol S says
I think that the last capsule is the easiest to imagine in other colors.
Beautiful outfit ideas…especially when it’s blazing hot outside! Thank you for all of your posts. I’m a style, scarf and art aficionado! I am always looking for new ways to pack and incorporate color palettes in my travel and home outfits. ?❤
I Love the look of the turquoise dress with the dark brown acessories. Very eyecatching.
They are all lovely. My favorites are the Appaloosa and Zouaves. In reality, I’m not disciplined enough to stay in 1 color family like the Appaloosa. Zouaves would be a more realistic option.
It’s important, and very wise, to know what’s right for you. If you are more comfortable with a bigger color palette, then that’s what you should do!
Oh! That blue striped dress is so beautiful. Lovely choices as always. I love all of them.
A quick “Thank you” for all the brilliant suggestions! I am always finding new ideas from your posts.
Deborah Singh-Boos says
My preference seems to be the first collection in blue, white and black as I can see adding other colours like green, pink and purple in the future. I love dresses and colour so this month’s collection of dresses in those gorgeous colours really appeals to me.
Unlike last year, there’s not one wardrobe that matches my own palette perfectly (it was pointbox). But in fact that makes the whole series more useful for me because I’m finding lessons and pieces that I love in many of the wardrobes. This month, my favorite is the peach and grey. I think the lesson for me here is how lovely light grey works with brights, which I can translate easily to my own wardrobe.
Love the striped dress this time … and still covet the black/white striped skirt with the frill …
Lisa Laree says
I’m late with this, but I did finally get something for June!
July will come from TNT (‘tried N true’) patterns that I won’t have to fit before sewing….