June 28, 2021
Why yes, this is a day early… I’m in a bit of a muddle these days! I’m sorry to have to remind everyone that this means there will NOT be a post on Monday morning. Sorry for the confusion!
Accent colors make everything more fun! And I’m dedicating today’s post to those among us who are – very suddenly – being summoned back to offices…
Why yes, you can layer this top under just about anything. And wear it to work out. And sleep in it, if necessary!
Maybe you’re finding that some of your work clothes no longer fit quite right, but you can still wear your black shirtdress – wear it EVERY week, with a variety of accent colors:
Maybe work is very casual…
Maybe it’s summer in an otherwise formal office – you can get away with a lot, but somber colors just feel more appropriate:
This blue accent is so cool-feeling for a hot work day:
It could happen! Your favorite accent color just happens to match your chambray dress? Hoorah – jewelry and shoes and you’re DRESSED!
For those of us playing along at home, here’s the master garment list for the Weekly Timeless Wardrobe:
p.s. Four years ago, we spend some time admiring carnelian jewelry – one of the birthstones for July!
Well, what a surprise this was!!! I popped on to look at something else, and a new post was here! I’m especially looking at sleeveless dresses and tops right now as it’s supposed to hit 109 here on Monday – and I’ll be working in an enclosed space with dozens of laptops fired up and exuding heat. It’s lovely. Bringing out summer clothes!
Sally in St Paul says
Oh my, Sheila, sending cooling thoughts your way…
Nice surprise! Great clothes. As I am retired, I both envy and pity those having to return to workplaces.
Sally in St Paul says
So many lovely options, though that whale scarf is a stand-out. I’m definitely not feeling ready to return to the office, so I hope that my WFH situation lasts a bit longer. I wouldn’t mind spending the rest of summer here in my cool apartment instead of my overly warm office. But either working from home or on-site, an accent color sleeveless top is a great idea. I give LL Bean a hard time for their poor plus size availability, but I am impressed that the t-shirt knit twin set (that Janice shows in the plum color) is available in a wide range of colors and sizes and is well stocked (not immediately selling out).
Amanda Hudson says
Sally just went over to your blog for your ” copy ” OOTD. Great Job!!! I’ll definitely be checking these out for inspiration. Janice lovely post a s always. So glad I have retired. It is hot and I’m in shorts or dresses for the cool factor.
Beth T says
Gosh, Sheila, I can’t cope with heat that high. It is bring reported in the British news! We are in for unsettled weather and thunderstorms in southern England but warm and muggy (about 20/21C or 68/70 F).
These outfit ideas are so simple but effective whatever your activity. Love the plum and navy, the blush pink and varying blue accents.
I wear trousers and a top for most daily activities whether that’s charity work or gardening. I’m currently wearing my paint stained decorating clothes for gardening. However, I’d like to create a colour co-ordinated capsule of hard wearing clothes for gardening and outdoor activities which look decent enough to be seen in public at the garden centre or onna country walk (ending at a pub). The key garments are cargo style trousers with pockets. Several years ago, I had several pairs which eventually wore out. However most styles are created for people with thin legs and often finish above my waist. I like to have room to move. Outdoor trousers also don’t tend to come in short length. Trousers that roll up would be better.
Jo R says
Beth, have you looked at Rohan? Not cheap, but proper technical materials and their womens’ trousers come in short, regular and tall. I’ve used them for several years. Their sale starts on 01July, but you can preview online now.
Beth T says
Thanks for the birthstone look back. It would be great to revisit this with clothes! I’d be particularly interested in seeing wardrobes with moonstones and alexandrite for June.
Looking back at your post of four years ago I only just realised that two Indian silver rings I have with red stones are carnelian. I never realised carnelian could be red, always thought they are only orange. Sweet :) Lise
That black and pink is beautiful. I would love those, but being without work at the moment, have no reason to dress so formally. Tank tops is not practical for plus size and in our weather, but I can see it working beautifully under a shirt, cardigan or dress.
The blue Bandolino flats are so good! I own them and love them for covering my long toes and having good padding.