April 17, 2023
This will brighten up your summer!
And how many accent colors could one find here? I’m starting with these 3, but I’m not finished with this scarf…
It’s not that long a drive up to the beach house…
But once you’re off the main highway, it seems like a different world…
Our heroine is fearless in the face of dirty clothes – she wants to wear white in the summer, and so she shall!
It’s a wardrobe that strikes terror in the hearts of those of us who are messy, but she’s so happy with this:
She has plenty of outfits to get through a long weekend, although if it gets TOO cold, she might find herself in a pickle…
It was over 80 here yesterday; tomorrow it’s supposed to snow…
Those who were looking for more navy? Stick with me…
p.s. Five years ago, we had a riveting painting, and a dark but compelling color palette…
Regina Xerri says
I think the array of colours is so vibrant and fully of energy loving the pink and oranges…would like to see how to wear them combined together in an outfit…. Love how they “stand out” with white … I’m just getting my summer palate together so this is a great inspiration. Would like to see the turquoise (fringe colour).
Thanks Janice…. Always great!
I’ve found you could wear a bright orange or blue or bright green belt with a pink tee and a neutral pair of pants…. Or use a pop of a different bright color to belt that bright pink dress. The key is to get the right bright.
Sally in St Paul says
I would love to see how the bright accents colors can be worn together. With these pieces, I think it might be challenging because both bright pink items are linen, which tends to soften the color, so they don’t have the same vivid intensity of the orange and green. However, they work very well when worn with the white. I suppose it’s good to know up front if you are a “multiple bright garments at once” type heroine, so that you can get pieces that coordinate. If you’re more in the “one bright garment at a time” camp, you don’t need to pay as much attention to that aspect. I say “garment” because I think with mixing accent color garments and accessories, the differences in color intensity/saturation are less important than when pairing garments together.
Close to what I’m pulling together for my summer – I’m one of those scared of white, though I do have a pair of Orvis pants in their very light gray “Vapor”. Primary neutral will be navy, then I’ve got green and orange as accents. Thinking of – maybe – purple? If I can find the right pieces. I think we’ve talked about this before, but I’m not sure the accent colors necessarily have to be able to be worn with each other….We are colder than normal here – and looks like that could continue through summer, so we shall see. Happy Monday everyone!
Love. White and navy are my two neutrals. I wear white the most. It is always summer here. Scarves are too hot although I love the idea.
These cheerful colors make me so happy! Love the freshness of it. I’ve come to the point where I crave brightness and clearness all year round.
Love this! A happy wardrobe to greet me on my birthday. White and blues are my summer staples, so I’m looking forward to Wednesday’s post, too.
Sandy b says
Susan M says
Pink and orange are doing it for me this summer…worn together and with navy or black or white. A cute printed skirt in a combination of oranges and pinks, some plain coloured tops and tees to coordinate, also a sweater, a cardigan and a bright orange cross body purse might be my summer capsule wardrobe.
I just bought an orange crossbody on amazon, and orange sandels from vionic… great minds…..
Susan M says
I am carrying a kelly green purse this spring, and tying that scarf to the handle would make my purse much more adaptable to whatever accent color I chose to wear that day. Definitely something to think about.
This person does not have a dog!
I LOVE this wardrobe, right up my alley. I wear white all year long in some capacity. And I love these colors, too hot here for the scarf, but I love the colors. And we have dogs,,,, things wash.
When I saw “Safari” in the post heading I was not expecting these colors! My problem with white tops is foundation transfer. Time for a new brand.
Gorgeous bright colours!
If she added a pair of tights/leggings and some socks she could wear them as an extra layer under her dress or her pants. A t-shirt under her dress and the cardigan on top would also be a warmer combination.
I often add leggings in the evening, as it gets cool here even in the middle of summer.
Leggings are a great idea! I’m starting to see the leggings with dress combo more often and it is growing on me. I will have to try it and see if it works for me.
Sally in St Paul says
I love these bright colors with white…even though it wouldn’t suit me personally, I would feel cheered up seeing this heroine. If I substituted a bright aqua T for the bright orange one, and switched out the white bottoms for chambray, I would wear it. For me in such a small capsule, the pink linen button up tunic and pink linen shirtdress feel a bit redundant, though…I would be tempted to switch one to a different color or different style. I LOVE the Rifle Paper Co Keds, and they are perfect in this capsule! I actually have two pairs from this collab – one with bright florals on navy and one with softer florals on white – and they are fab. The bold, colorful jewelry picks here are terrific and wonderful for summer. I would definitely double down on that and add a set of stackable bracelets that cover all the colors in the palette. I noticed that the inspiration scarf didn’t make it into any of the featured outfits, which was odd…though I could readily imagine her wearing it every day wrapped around her ponytail (if that’s a go-to style) or tied to her bag…or worn around the neck in any of these looks. It’s interesting that the scarf doesn’t contain any white itself, but I don’t think that’s a barrier. It is something to note though if a person prefers to wear a print scarf that contains their dominant neutral.
I just love these colors! It makes me feel like spring is here just looking at them. But alas, here in the PNW it is still mid-winter temperatures, so my spring clothes remain packed away. Like other mentioned, I’d love to see some turquoise, aqua, or bright blue incorporated into this wardrobe!
GUILHOT Hélène says
Incredible items, incredible colours, incredible associations !
Congratulations, Janice !
Yikes! ALL the bottom pieces are white? Beautiful with these wonderful brights but all I would be able to do is stand around for a few minutes. No food, no drinks, no sitting down, no pets. But damn, would I look good for those few minutes.
And two more covetable scarves. I adore the Safari, and I believe that I have commented on the Campo De’ Fiori before. If I had the money I’d have a drawerful of the gorgeous scarves you find. Since I don’t actually wear scarves it’s probably just as well I don’t have the means to indulge these impulses.
Vicki from New Zealand says
Ha, yes me too. These beautiful brights would be equally lovely with off-white, which is more forgiving.
Beth T says
😎 Neon bright colours and white send me running to the safety of pastels and ivory. I have to dial this down a lot for it to be wearable. For those who dazzle in these bright colours, go for it. The brightest I’d wear would be turquoise. Silver grey would be my neutral bottom.
Is linen a practical material for travel? Cotton trousers would be my choice. If I wear linen to travel, I look like I’ve slept in it.
Vicki from New Zealand says
Beth, I just had 6 weeks camping in the South Island (NZ), and wore a navy linen gathered skirt on all the hot days, which were at least half the time. Yes, it had creases every time I got it out of my bag, but the creases largely dropped out when I put the skirt on, enough for me, anyway. Went out for lunch, dinner … felt fine. And amazingly, it was the only garment that never went through the laundry, and didn’t smell AT ALL when we got home.