March 18, 2022
Admiring colors and accessories is all well and good, and can be quite entertaining, but at some stage you might want to actually WEAR one or more of these!
Therefore, I thought that I would choose some very simple outfits, to show how the accessories we saw on Wednesday (and quite a few new ones!) might look with clothes. When you have large blocks of neutral color from garments in the overall image, the accessories don’t dominate nearly as much.
I’m going to view these in reverse – just to mix things up!
First is Martini Olive – an unappetizing olive to eat, but really lovely to wear; it’s the same intensity as beige, so they are perfect together:
One of the joys (at least for me!) of having quite a few simple black dresses is that they go with pretty much EVERYTHING. While some of the pastel accents might not be good with black, Midnight blue is dark and intense enough that it stands up well!
These sandals are the kind of shoes that you could wear to work in the summer and not be overly casual. It all depends on what the dress code is where you are – they seem to be in a state of flux right now!
This simple navy skirt is a nice subdued base upon which to splash out with Amazon green! This would be a great outfit to wear to lunch or dinner in warm weather…
I’m really interested in this white skirt – it looks VERY comfortable. And it’s such a nice companion to Nosegay pink – the soft pleats in the skirt are feminine and a tad swishy…
This next ensemble would be just the right thing on a swelteringly hot day! The Caramel Café accessories are a nice contrast to the beige dress, which looks like a little bit like a linen nightgown! Clothes that only touch you at your shoulders are a good option when the temperature (Fahrenheit) nears 3 digits…
yes, how could I resist sandals from a brand called Carmela, when I’m looking for Caramel Café accessories?
Look closely at this dress – click through to admire the seam details on this apparently featureless swath of linen! Designers can be SO clever sometimes.
And I love the way the flowers in the earrings are echoed in the scarf…
When the weather is impossible, this is the way I dress. And I already have (and have worn!) this linen “muscle tank” and highly recommend it. The white linen is a tad see-through, which I expected. The arm-holes are just about the perfect cut for me – deep enough to be cool, high enough to cover my bra!
This next outfit is a great way to push the feel of warmer weather, even if it hasn’t gotten super-hot yet! And this is something that can be worn to a LOT of offices… Roll up your sleeves and go!
Here’s another outfit that I would wear often in hot weather; with accessories this pretty, you don’t need to do much with your clothes!
And this last dress is wool – which sounds terrifying for summer. But it would be ideal for anything that required a bit of sobriety and acting like a grown-up! Remember, Bedouins have worn wool in the hottest temperatures for centuries, and businessmen all around the world wear wool suits throughout the year. (okay, except for the exceptionally spiffy and dapper guys who wear seersucker in the summer!)
I’m still adjusting to my new accent – I recently got a brown sweater (holy handbags!) and picked up a brown linen shirt and brown pants.
It’s rocking the very roots of my closet! I think I may need brown loafers…
p.s. Six years ago, we built an accessory wardrobe for some clothes in lime, coral, beige and cream. Pretty summery!