May 11, 2022
All 4 of them loved the scarf, for very different reasons!
They all decided to treat themselves to it!
Their next weekend together was interesting…
Yes, Sunny has lots of friends!
As soon as she saw the vivid gold in her new scarf, she was smitten. Packing for her weekend get-together with her friends was so easy:
This is a VERY casual weekend – a lot of time outdoors…
It doesn’t look like a lot of clothes, but she won’t lack for what to wear, in cool weather or warm!
I suspect that her friends will all have a bit of beige or indigo in their travel capsule wardrobes, but their accent will be QUITE different from each other!
p.s. Three years ago, I wondered if I had enough clothes… I started with a Picasso painting, and then dreamed up 3 small clusters…
Perfect! With the exception of the paisley shirt (and the scarves) I actually have all these in my wardrobe…. Still embracing the yellow. Can’t wait to see our other players.
When Sunny gets home, she very likely has a few pops of red in her closet— easily works with this capsule!
I am not a “yellow” person but the “gold” accessories would definitely jive with my navy + black core neutrals + blue/teal accents. Thank you for sharing! I love how this scarf/art and the colors you chose are both jewel and earthy, and warm and cool. Thank you for the outdoors casual looks too!
Isa C says
Superb choices in that gorgeous yellow! But if one friend has red accents, choosing a favorite wardrobe is going to be real hard for me!!!
Beautiful scarf. Can’t wait to see the other heroines’ choices. Thank you for the updated trends for this brands scarves. So, now and not stuffy. Thank you, Janice. This scarf is for those who dare to explore.
Pretty scarf! Looking forward to seeing the other heroines’ wardrobes. I appreciate the very casual looks since I lead a very casual lifestyle!
I so loved the four versions of the peonies scarf and I’m really looking forward to the next three versions of the scarf!
Erin Roy says
This “one scarf multiple ways” is becoming one of my favorite types of posts! Thank you! I like it because I can relate to a variety of styles and personal expressions depending on the day and the mood. Variety is the spice of life for me!
I love this new(?) theme you’ve recently begun of approaching an inspiration piece in multiple ways. The friends idea is really clever!
This silk W&B scarf is beautiful and I was surprised by its reasonable pricing. I’ve just spent the past half hour exploring their scarves. Such variety!
Mary Siedlecki says
Another to chime in that this series of posts is intriguing/fascinating.
Amanda Hudson says
Love the four friends approach.
The colors and the level of casual is perfect for my life! Thank you for this. I can’t wait to see the next one!
Oh, and I just got the book from the library in English and Spanish (so I can check myself if I’m stuck reading in Spanish! :) ) So excited.
I am smitten with the scarf and this post ! The indigo pants appear to be a more muted navy — right up my alley in choice ! And the retrospective on “ enough clothes” was fun and informative to read again — so many great ideas there from your readers ! I had forgotten some of the sage advice , like the weekly rotation of accent colors , for those of us who are color crazy, like me .
Since the past two years have been spent mostly at home, the percentage of my types of clothes has shifted from smart casual to jeans or lightweight knit pants and knit tops with a topper of some sort ( always) , so not much buying has been going on . I have too many leave-the house Summer clothes, so I still need to do a purge there , but for stay-at-home, I’m set .
I am loving your idea of the three clusters of varied levels of formality, each with a different note of accent color , but cohesive in the choice of neutrals !
Amanda Hudson says
Just went back to the 3 year’s ago article. I re-read every comment. Found it inspiring. Also fun to see that many of the commenters are still following TVF.
This 4 versions series is terrific. Can’t thank you enough for showing us how to look at an inspiration item in more than one way. Very instructional. This is where I need help…same with choosing casual wear. Love the golden yellow… If someone liked this scarf & wasn’t able to wear the yellow clothing, it would be easy to go with white beige blue neutrals & use the yellow as tiny accents…rather like I have to do with reds, oranges and pinks. Very inspiring today, Janice…thank you. Hmm…I wonder what in my current owned pieces would create a capsule similar? Must take a good look as I only have one pair shorts…last worn…can’t remember when…and they are white of course. No capris in yellow…only green, white and aqua blue. No bright summer gold yellow tops either…pale versions of lemon yes. This is very appealing though.
This capsule is pretty much perfect. Sunny is ready for a range of temperatures and degrees of casualness. I don’t “get” the scarf. It’s pretty, but I can’t relate to the theme “Love in the Time of Cholera”.
Lisa P. says
To me, the book connects very well with the reality that we have all been living in for the last two plus years! The book is also a wonderful story beautifully told!
I love the yellow with indigo and white/beige here! I just bought a yellow bathing suit cover-up (they called “pear green”) to test out this new-to-me colour. It feels so fresh and happy!
Oh golly…just had a thought for a possible new series. What about a warm vs cool using the same scarf or art? For example…Mucha’s Salome 1897…one version in cool tones and another in warm. Primrose and Feather might also work for this. Or what would you do for a needs to wear cool, but loves warm & then the opposite? Just thinking…so many readers seem inspired by art & really enjoy colour study, it seems like a logical leap for later capsules. We do love your wisdom & by offering ideas, hope you will keep posting.
I like your warm vs cool idea for a series.
Linda P says
Hi Janice and Everyone: I don’t mean to be the party-pooper here…there is something about the yellow that is causing cognitive dissonance with the red and indigo. Now I think the beige-sage-white combo could be interesting. I actually like Sunny’s extra scarf more–maybe she can convince her friends to buy that one and design around it.
(aside: I agree that the theme ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ doesn’t make sense unless one’s read the book).
What is this book that several of Janice’s readers have referenced ?
I think they’re talking about Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez…
Sally in St Paul says
If you click through on the scarf link, the description indicates that book as the inspiration for the scarf design.
Mary E says
I’d love to challenge my girls’ weekend compatriots to do this on our September trip. We have different approaches to fashion, so the results would be intriguing! Now to find a fun scarf for us all…! I’ll call it their birthday present.
Sally in St Paul says
At first glance at the color palette, I thought we were getting a wardrobe consisting of the four accent colors and no neutrals and I had to double check that it isn’t April 1!
The “indigo”/soft navy color is quite lovely and should look good with many different accent colors. Is it just me or does the beige look a bit off with the golden yellow? Perhaps the beige is too cool for my taste with the warm gold and a warmer tan would work better. I just know I liked the gold with the indigo about 1000x more than with the beige.
I also really dislike the gold color, so it’s all uphill from here for me ;) (it’s a terrible color on me + bad high school marching band uniform flashbacks).
Beth T says
I love the One Scarf Four Ways hidea. Paisley patterns are next to florals for prints in my wardrobe. Looking forward to the soft muted green.