January 17, 2020
Oooh, this is SUCH a good garment for this kind of thinking. Camel is so lovely – rich and warm, and pretty difficult to find in a lot of garments. So you might find yourself really stuck for ideas about how to wear something cozy and nice like this:
I’m not going to offer up a single color palette for this cardigan, because I frankly don’t know what the favorite colors are of the heroine who received this over the holidays. Rather, I’m going to share SIX possible “neutral partners” for camel…
When in doubt, you always know that denim goes with… everything? Is there a color that you wouldn’t wear with denim and chambray? I can’t think of one…
I like the possibility of wearing ivory corduroy pants (on a DRY winter day) with this sweater and a denim shirt. Maybe the only thing that I would specifically buy to wear with a new camel cardigan is a pair of shoes – they feel like they really pull everything together, don’t they?
Camel is warm, many shades of grey are decided cool. One might conclude that it’s not a good pairing, but I think that the way they share a soft level of intensity makes them interesting together. This pairing also opens up the possibility of jewelry that mixes white and yellow gold!
Camel and navy are a match made in heaven!
Camel and brown make a lot of sense, since they are very near to each other on any kind of color diagram you can find. I struggled to find a really nice brown tee shirt that didn’t cost a month’s rent, so I took a cue from the scarf and chose a lovely red…
This is a color combination that makes a lot of sense to me – both of these colors are warm, and somewhat muted in intensity. And just a suggestion – if you love green, Eileen Fisher does some shade or another of green frequently – it’s worth watching for! It’s anybody’s guess what the color will actually be CALLED, though… This one is “Woodland…”
I love the way this cardigan tones down the otherwise pretty dressy feel of this outfit. This is a smart way to dress when you’re not sure how dressy an event is going to be – the metallic scarf, awesome bag and dressy earrings give you a very dressed-up feel, but you’re still just wearing pants, a tee shirt and a cardigan…
Are you living with a wardrobe orphan that might be a good subject for a blog post? Let me know – especially if it’s something sort of generic that many of us might own!
p.s. 2 years ago, taupe, brown, gold and bright pink came together in a travel capsule wardrobe inspired by a Natalia Gontcharova painting…. A difficult wardrobe to pull together, but one of my favorites!