January 1, 2020
I finally made my scarf choices – holy handbags of happiness, THIS was a project!
But here they are – I’ll explain my choices after you’ve had a chance to look them over…
All but 1 is from Aspinal of London. I love Hermes scarves – but these from Aspinal cost 36% of what an Hermes scarf costs! That’s a big thing for most of us, I imagine.
First up, I knew I had to include this scarf. This will be the “navy-centric” wardrobe, including that lion beige/camel color as the 2nd neutral. I suspect that there will be some rust accents in this wardrobe before the end of 2020, as well as a simple white shirt or tee shirt…
All of the outfits for this month are basic, as befits the start of a disciplined new year, and some tidily well-planned wardrobes! (knowing full well that I’m going to see something really stunning and go somewhat off the rails, eventually…)
I’m not sure, but I may have chosen this second scarf just for the sheer prettiness of the mint green! But I’ve wanted to include a wardrobe with some denim shades, and I thought that some camel wouldn’t go amiss, either… This wardrobe is going to require some attention to the colors of our heroine’s leather goods. Hmm….
While I initially thought that I would start this wardrobe with jeans, I realized that camel garments are HARD TO FIND! and that I’d be smarter to grab these pants while they are available. That’s generally good advice if you want to include camel in your wardrobe – be prepared to strike when the iron is hot!
Why yes, it’s the same scarf! I’m going to hate myself for this, but I really wanted to work with grey and warm accent colors. Don’t be at all surprised if a touch of pink or blue sneaks into this wardrobe by mid-summer!
I’m already thinking that this could be a fascinating wardrobe…
Here’s the lone scarf that’s NOT from Aspinal of London. I found this on one of my favorite accessory sites: Wolf & Badger. I know that it’s maddeningly tough to find olive most of the year, but this scarf also includes lots of tan and a darker brown…
I love the quiet simplicity of these garments, punched up with those cool earrings and really nice loafers. Red socks are options, but always fun!
I just wanted to look at this scarf a lot! My thought right now is that this heroine’s wardrobe is going to be mostly black and white, with a whole BUNCH of different shades of pink… I’m just mesmerized by this image – I wonder why?
Yes, cords and a silk shirt. Toss on your hard-working cashmere cardigan and you look elegantly casual. Or casually elegant. Or just really great!
Completely without intention – this bird-themed scarf outfit includes earrings from Jenny Bird, and a pair of shoes (named the Starling Loafer) from Birdies! You couldn’t script this any better!
I’m going to TRY to build a mostly warm-weather wardrobe for this last heroine. I love the classic image on this scarf, and the opportunity to bring light rust and deep terra cotta accents to a bone and black wardrobe – it should be a challenge!
Since this heroine’s not wearing accent socks, I hooked her up with perfect nail polish. Yes, her pedicure doesn’t show when she wears espadrilles, but her manicure is always visible…
What do you think? Just off the top of my head, I’m afraid that the Robin Scarf is going to lure me willy-nilly into wanting to wear pink! And the last wardrobe might inspire me to finally get my warm-weather clothes into some sort of order…
I hope you like my choices!