March 24, 2021
The Pantone colors for 2021 are Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray – these are our inspirations this month!
She loves the idea of illumination, so when she was invited to go to the retreat with some friends, she jumped at the chance!
Quiet, meditation, small groups talking about life… She’s more than ready to spend a long weekend at this!
Thus, she chose soft yellow and medium grey – symbolic of the sun breaking through clouds?
The weather will be uncertain – sunny but cool in the evenings. And the agenda is very relaxed; she’s been assured that some participants will show up in sweat clothes and wear ONLY sweat clothes the entire time.
This isn’t really about how you dress, and she knows that. But she still wants to feel comfortable and appropriate, while at the same time reminding herself of the certainty that the sun will return…
So she chooses an eclectic mix of things that still all work together:
When she gets all of her things together, she feels like she has a good handle on getting dressed for what will be (for her) a pretty ground-breaking adventure:
Just so she isn’t going to worry about how she will get dressed each day, she plans out an abundance of outfits before she closes her suitcase:
Of course, she could always sleep in her sweatshirt dress, or wear her pajama top as a tee shirt, or her pajama pants with a yellow tee shirt…
Have you ever worn a pajama top as a tee shirt? I did, once, on a trip that took a weirdly warm turn… it was black and white toile print, and nobody was the wiser!
p.s. Four years ago, we started with a lovely floral scarf and finished up a full-year wardrobe for a retired heroine with a fondness for flowers!
Awesome. Love that H&M Jacket. I had a hard time getting up this morning, and now I want to put on the sweatpants and hoodie and just snuggle by the fire w/the dog all day. Well, no can do. Love the yellow and gray. I have yellow, but the prints are a black/white/yellow… think I could manage some gray on the bottoms? I want all of these…
I’m not sure the bracelet is still available? Coming up Page not Found, tried to do a search – not found.
Sorry, Sheila. The link to the bracelet should be working now. For some reason, it didn’t publish on schedule this morning.
Done and Done! thank you so much!
Cheryl Klassa says
Finally a yellow I like!! Lately I’ve seen a lot of mustard and gold, which I do not like.
Yes to the sleep shirt as a regular shirt. It’s in my closet as a regular T now so I can still grab it at any time. Plain navy T with a net edge at the neck. No one would know.
Beth T says
This is so calming and serene. I wish I could wear yellow but it just doesn’t suit me now. Very pale primrose yellow seems to be the odd colour in the soft summer wardrobe. I’ve always eschewed any clothes with yellow in the pattern, even my favourite floral patterns. Perhaps I ought to not to be so picky.
Sally in St Paul says
Light yellow has entered my closet this year, and I’m liking the look of it with grey here. Somewhere between the sweatshirt and the t-shirt dress yellow is my favorite version of it. The t-shirt dress has pockets, amazing! (But not plus size, boo.) The yellow ballet flats have a LOT of appeal to me. I have been wearing mustard ballet flats, but they are starting to wear out. Perhaps this truer yellow pair would be a good replacement.
I would not have considered the yellow/ grey combo prior to seeing this post, but I am really drawn to it. Thank you!
Sally in St Paul says
Oh, about sleep tops as regular tops: I routinely wear regular t-shirts to sleep in, but have not tried wearing a pajama top as a regular t-shirt. I find that some sleep shirts are too “lingerie” looking or have too many sleepwear details for my taste for wearing this way. IMO this one is borderline with the low V neck, that little pocket I associate with sleep wear (not sure why!), and the contrast hem on the arms (also don’t know why but that says sleep wear to me). But for many sleep tops, the primary difference seems to be the fabric.
I like that this tie-dye one is made from technical fabric with wicking properties (I always seem to be singing the praises of technical fabrics). I hadn’t considered checking sleepwear for moisture-wicking tops, but now I have another idea of a place to look for sourcing them. Of course, sometimes the technical fabrics definitely look like exercise wear, etc., and not a regular top, even when the style is like a regular top. That would be no problem in many contexts, but might be ruled out as a substitute for a t-shirt at work, for example, or worn with other fabrics (e.g., linen) that could make the technical fabric look oddly shiny (or whatever) in comparison.
I have a pair of silk pajama pants I like to travel with. I can wear them to bed or with a solid t-shirt or tank top and sandals to go out to dinner!
Vancouver Barbara says
Such a beautiful combination of colours. It sings…. Softly to me. A great, super-wearable wardrobe.
Linda P says
Hi Janice and Everyone! I have been trying to make peace with the yellow and gray combinations that are assembled. I have come to the conclusion that I prefer the ‘stone’ gray and a charcoal gray. Anything in between does not mean for me. Now, I can see wearing the yellow dress with a gray scarf, because there is much more yellow than gray. I even like the yellow long sleeve tee with the jeans ( which look charcoal to me). But layering yellow and gray-? Not on me.
Many of my pajama tops are long or short sleeved tees, so wearing them in/out is not a concern. I guess I would draw the line if I thought a pajama top was too clingy or too loose.
btw… Is it ‘gray’ or ‘grey’?
Hi from Oz! Grey is used in Australia, but I think in the USA they use gray.
Linda P says
* ‘mean’ –> ‘work’ (what the heck?!)
Ladies, These look like clothing for home to me and only for home. I’m just not as much of a casual girl! I do have casual skirts I wear so don’t get me wrong. I do have MY casual clothes! I’m also not for the middle grey!! I only seem to like charcoal grey!!