May 17, 2023
I’ve never heard of Bror Lindh – what fun to find new (to me) artists!
Our heroine chose to include the darker green of the grass under the tree, rather than the more yellowish green out in the sunlight. Good move, I would say!
Garden Tour Weekend
A group of her friends are going along – but the weather is expected to be unseasonably cool! Annoying, but not something that will keep them from attending…
They’ve been assured that there will be NO walking in grass or soil, so they can just wear comfortable shoes without worrying about bringing waterproof boots with them! (they have been on tours that felt more like trekking through the deep forest…)
She wants to be warm, but also have a variety of colors and accents:
Just in case it warms up, she packs a skirt and a couple of short-sleeved shirts. The shirts can always be worn with her denim jacket; the skirt may never get out of her suitcase! And sandals are a definite “may never see the light of day” addition…
But if the temperature suddenly warms on Sunday, she wants to be prepared!
Her friends are garden fanatics, so the most they will ever notice about her clothes are the pussy willow brooch, or the floral earrings…
But she likes to be sure that she has at least a couple of good options; it just plain makes it easier to travel if you don’t have to wonder about what you’ve packed!
In the greater Chicago area, you can find a Garden Walk almost every weekend most of the summer. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon…
p.s. Four years ago, our heroine HAD to finish editing her book! Happily, her friends invited her for the week, and promised to do everything possible to help her get her work finished. The best of friends!
oh gosh, I love this! Although I might not personally wear every item, most of it would fit comfortably in my closet and I love love love the pussy willow accessories. We (the dog and I) pass a pussy willow tree every morning on our walk, and I love when they first come out in the spring. When I first saw the color wheel I went “meh” but they fit together perfectly. Thank you Janice!
Love those Naot sandals. I have some chunkier styles by Naot and they are so comfortable. Adding that sandal to my wardrobe. Thanks!
Sally in St Paul says
To me this is a great example of how a color palette seen on its own, or even the entire capsule laid out together, can look a bit disjointed but produce wonderfully harmonious yet varied outfits. I think we sometimes over-emphasize looking for a level of cohesion at the capsule/wardrobe level…which can work out well at times but can also lead to overly monotonous outfits.
I admit I was a bit worried when I saw the big white segment of the color palette that our heroine might be attempting white pants/jeans on this garden walk, haha.
This is very well worded. Thank you Sally!
I think we sometimes over-emphasize looking for a level of cohesion at the capsule/wardrobe level…which can work out well at times but can also lead to overly monotonous outfits.
Amanda Hudson says
Agree with all. I thought the color wheel was yuck but it really came together. I do like cognac brown accessories which these look like on my screen. I find they really look rich with many colors. As always a great job !
I love cognac brown accessories! And although I don’t have many clothes in that color I made a pair of linen shorts in an orange-brown and am loving them with cognac flip flops and navy or white tops this spring (it is unseasonably hot in the PNW).
This is one of the most coherent and versatile travel capsules I’ve seen in a long time. The color palette is unusual and wonderful. It makes me want to toss everything I own and start over. Sigh…it often feels like that when I look at your collections. Most of all, I appreciate what I learned from this one–not many total items but amazing versatility and interest. I’m going to use it as a template to practice assembling one just like it from what’s in my own closet. Thanks as always.
Vicki from New Zealand says
Yes, same for me with not liking the colour wheel (particularly that shade of yellow), but I like the individual outfits a lot. I’d happily wear all of them, except the cognac-coloured clothes (which I like, but they wouldn’t suit me). It’d be a grand day if the white denim jacket, the cognac sneakers and the cognac double necklace showed up in my letterbox, especially if they were in the weekend bag!
Vicki from New Zealand says
Ooh, I forgot to say I like the painting!
The cognac accessories look so good with blue but don’t love the green sweater ( of course I don’t;) I’m just not getting a spring vibe from the cognac & forest green clothing. Looks too autumnal for a spring garden walk. Maybe the moss green/yellow/blue/white?
I will never get tired of the solidly classic look of a collared shirt with a pullover sweater.
This may be the best combination of colors and outfits this year! Love the choices you presented. Am definitely inspired.
Echo of the general sentiment about the color wheel.
Just wanted to say that I LOVE the denim midi skirt. I have a very similar skirt in a khaki chino fabric that buttons up the front.
It is incredibly practical because in the warmer months it allows me to easily adjust the amount of ventilatation as needed. It’s so much cooler and much more comfortable than pants. I wear boxer shorts with it which further enhances ventilatation and prevents chaffing. I picked it up from a thrift store during the height of the Marie Kondo craze 🙂. I’ve been on the lookout for another casual skirt ever since. I don’t understand why these aren’t more popular, really.
I love all of the options here ! I am clearly someone who likes to have options !