A handful (plus one) of navy garments can give you nine different combinations. Once you toss in three different "accessory families", you have a world of options. With a tee shirt or two thrown in, wouldn't this be a blissfully easy way to pack? ... View the Post
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To show how very versatile these "accessory families" can be, I chose six beige garments for today. From these six pieces I put together six outfits. Then I picked three of the families from last week, and show each of those against the beige outfits.
Some of the families that had a really strong silver or "cool" cast to them didn't dance terribly nicely with the beige, but these warmer accessories just look wonderful with the simplicity of the classic garments.
So many possibilities... ... View the Post
She works in the city, but her heart holds a special place for all the things of nature...
Next week, I'm going to use a variety of neutral colors (navy, brown, beige, olive - what others would you like?) with accessories that I have already shown last week or this week. I'm not doing this to be lazy, but rather to show the great versatility that a happy family of accessories can have when paired with the enormous flexibility of a core of neutral clothes.
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She likes things clean, clear and uncomplicated: white sheets, white towels, white tableware. She mixes white with grey and silver to keep things simple and straightforward. The clarity of her heart and her mind shines out of her eyes, and is apparent when she gets dressed! ... View the Post
Yes, her accessories are pink. She's the boss. She likes pink, and flowers. If she can reconcile those facts, you can too. It's 2015, and bosses wear pink...
One of the fun things about these accessories is that they combine very reasonably priced costume jewelry with absolutely ASTONISHINGLY expensive pieces. Everything doesn't have to be in the same price range, so long as it shares a style theme that resonates with your deepest preferences and loves. ... View the Post
Her eyes are brown. Her hair is grey. She figures that if nature can combine warm and cool colors, so can she!
(beautiful, lustrous brown shoes would not go amiss here...) ... View the Post
Monochromatic dressing seems to be an idea that meets a lot of resistance, and I'm not sure why; it's the easiest way to dress, and it can look very elegant and sleek. I think the key to keeping monochromatic outfits from looking drab is to incorporate texture or pattern into the mix to give a little bit of visual interest. With accessories this cool, no outfit is going to look dull!
This woman has grey hair, silvery eyes, a cutting wit, and a very busy agenda - if you make the mistake of thinking of her as "senior citizen", it will be a mistake you only make once! ... View the Post
Unlike last week's All-Black wardrobe, I don't know that an All-Grey ensemble is required at any place of work. So I'm thinking of this grouping as a version of the "what to wear when you don't want to get dressed" post that I did here. My suggestion was to have a core of six matching garments (which would give you at least a handful of outfit possibilities) and also to have a core of accessories that you could reach for - almost without thinking - that would pull everything together, and keep the world from realizing that you dressed yourself with your eyes (almost) closed!
So my friend who wears this ensemble, and these accessories, has blonde/grey hair, gentle blue eyes, and a way about her that attracts hugs...
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This sort of screams "winter holidays" to me, but if you look good in green, this could be the best suitcase ever!
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Please remember that I put these six-packs together last month, so that there would be pretty things to spark your imagination while I'm on vacation. It's entirely possible that some of these garments won't be available anymore, but there's a world full of pretty things, if you search long enough!
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Everybody's familiar with the concept of the power suit, but this suit goes far beyond the predictable black...
Many product links lead you to retailers who pay The Vivienne Files a small commission. This commission has never been, and never will be, a factor in what items I choose to include in these wardrobes! ... View the Post