April 8, 2022
The Soccer Coach…
Green eyes, and an auburn pixie hairstyle… But a serious Division A college soccer coach. Her friends from childhood never doubted…
They often joke that she chose the University at which she works because their colors are green and white! When she got the gig, they all chipped in to get her a pair of emerald earrings, which she wears almost constantly…
What might be most surprising about her is that she manages to get dressed up for some of their get-togethers without sacrificing a smidgen of her personal style!
She knows that her friends love to see her wear green, because they so admire how it flatters her – so she packs to oblige! In all fairness, she does have quite a ton of green in her wardrobe, and WHY NOT?
Although she is, by nature, a pretty sporty woman, she knows that a gorgeous kimono jacket, a pair of silk pants, some smocking and some crochet will go a long way to being as dressed up as she needs to be…
Another of their friends is coming straight from a business trip to meet up with them…
p.s. Five years ago, we explored the possibilities of French 5-Piece Wardrobes for spring, in the colors “greenery,” azure, and “sun.” They stand the test of time!
Beth T says
👏👏👏 Such a different but successful take on the same theme. This could be described as ‘sports luxe’.
The kimono jacket is gorgeous and a great style that accommodates a larger bust but also creates a defined waist. I have a kimono style blouse – blush pink with deep purple, plum and burgundy flowers. I wear it with ‘silky’ plum jersey trousers and long sleeve tops or polonecks underneath in cooler weather.
I’m looking forward to meeting the third friend, the business woman. Will she have a straightforward classic style for both work and leisure? Or will she arrive in business attire but loosen her hair and become her true self – a romantic or natural dresser? Is she the woman who has two different wardrobes at home?
This is just beautiful – though I am partial to green. The silk kimono is just stunning. I also have a kimono style blouse. Mine is in bright primary colors – an abstract print. I usually wear it in summer months with black pants. I always feel just a little bit “special” when I wear it. I should wear it more 😁 I love this. Thank you!
I have to add that three of my friends and I get together for lunch once a month. This has been a very fun post for me imagining my friends and I and where we fit into the style personalities…. none of us would really be as dressy as what you showed on Wednesday, but this one is certainly all me
Thank you so much for publishing something beautiful for me to look at first thing in the morning!
Ohh Janice, thank you for the treat!! Is – obviously – prettier than expected. And the stories are the best! I’m not much into green, but those pieces are amazing, nice to consider the proportion of an accent color you really like. Can’t wait for the next heroine to make entrance!
Cheers & blessings to all!
Janice, I LOVE that green silk kimono top. Do you know of something similar, but not in silk (a more practical everyday wear type material)?
I am so in love with the green. Actually, I rather like this whole look and, yet, I never wear black anymore nor do I do sporty casualish. Really love the idea of emerald earrings to be worn daily…it would be like wearing a touch of spring. Hmm…if the rest of the colors worked for me as well as the emerald, I could be tempted to try this. Very lovely to see…thank you Janice for your hard work. I know what to suggest to the Mr for birthday ideas…a pair of earrings from Wolf & Badger.
Lesley C says
Wearing a special pair of earrings every day! I like that. Every 2 weeks I curate a small selection of ear rings to inspire my outfits. Next week I am going to put in the little emerald and gold pair, the ruby and seed pearl cluster, the sapphire and pave diamonds, and the tanzanite studs. They are rather modest but beautiful in my opinion and kept for special outings. They will be the basis of my daily outfits for a week. Why not! Thank you for the inspiration.
Ahhh! I love jewel tones – especially greens, teals and blues – and dressy tops. I would love to see that kimono top with a straight black skirt but I understand that it doesn’t quite work for today’s heroine.
Today’s colours and dressier clothes are so soothing. Thank you, Janice, for all you do!
This is all gorgeous! I really love the kimono too… I have some silky fabric I have been trying to decide what to do with. Maybe I have enough to sew up this style. I also spend some time looking around Fierce Lynx Designs. I love my birthday month bracelet… I might have to put it on my birthday list and develop a French five around the colors. It’s not until July so I have time!
Which bracelet? I haven’t done any French 5-Piece Wardrobes for a while…
It’s this July one… the ocean and sand fits me so well too… I love the beach!
I just don’t have as much of the orangy color (that or the blue would be my french 5)… but I would enjoy it. There is some of it in my inspiration picture and it would work with my navy/denim and blue/turquoise and bright mustard yellow.
Linda P says
Hi Janice! I love the story behind this heroine. Proof that ‘sporty’ does not have to be sweatpants and a t-shirt if one is meeting friends for lunch. Actually I think of sporty as comfortable, professional, and unpretentious. By any chance does she coach for University of North Texas? Or Baylor?
I have the perfect trench coat to go with today’s selections. I was slightly disappointed that it is green, black, and white (I had assumed the dark color was my favorite neutral navy), but I love that coat and added a few black bottoms specifically for it. Now if only the weather would cooperate…
Connie Pettit says
This is fantastic! I love the storyline and the dressy sport-casual look. Really sophisticated. I drifted along just now envisioning myself in your story. This is how we dress nowadays. Something nice, but with, say, comfy green sneakers. The emerald earrings and the kimono are sublime. Thank you, Janice!
Vicki G says
I love love love this green wardrobe! I am so partial to green, and here it has become the neutral! Such happy combinations :) Thank you.