Thursday, March 24, 2016

This 'n That Thursdays: Pintail Duck 4x4 Wardrobe Expanded for Winter

Even though almost everyone is impatiently awaiting the arrival of warm summer days, I will be my usual contrarian self and expand my pintail duck-inspired 4x4 core wardrobe for winter today.  Without further ado, here is what I managed to find, even though cold weather apparel is getting much harder to locate at this time of year!

Moving into winter:

Clockwise from top left: TravelSmith Samantha Brown Sheer Blazer in Ivory; Coldwater Creek Shaker Turtleneck Tunic in Sand; Serengeti Paisley Chiffon Skirt; YOOX List Short Dress in Dark Brown.

The blazer and sweater will accommodate cooler temperatures, while the dress and skirt can still be worn in warmer weather with lighter-weight accompanying apparel.

Clockwise from top left: Sue Patrick Foxcroft 3/4 Sleeve Solid Blouse in Dutch Blue; Coldwater Creek Classic Turtleneck Sweater in Ivory; Acorn Favorite Cotton Sweater in Iris; L.L. Bean Original Fit Bayside Pants in Dark Cement.

My favorite Acorn sweater in a seasonless shade of blue, with two layering shirt options for the neutral-colored pants.

Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Women's Three-Quarter Sleeve V-Neck Tee in Cream; Signals Paisley Wool Waterfall Jacket; Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Cowl Neck Dress in Dark Chocolate; Orvis Donegal Tweed Flat-Front Trousers in Light Brown.

Warm trousers, a comfortable dress, a basic top and a unique waterfall jacket offer more cold weather wardrobe choices.

Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Interlock Mock-Turtleneck in Light Blue Heather; Fair Indigo Fair Trade Organic Drop Shoulder Sweater in Caramel Marl; L.L. Bean Double L Mixed Cable Zip-Front Cardigan in Blue Heather; The Outnet Chloé Striped Multicolored Cotton, Wool, and Cashmere-Blend Sweater.

I added one zippered sweater and a couple of pullover sweaters for layering, as well as another cotton turtleneck to wear underneath them.

The completed 4x4 winter expansion wardrobe.

Left: NorthStyle Striped Fleece Pullover; Right: New Yorker's Apparel Trendmakers 3/4 Sleeve Fit and Flare Ponte Dress in Tan.

Last but not least, two more clothing options to add to the winter collection.


Since winter in a cold climate will always require ownership of a coat or two (or more!), here is a bonus of four options for outerwear that would work with this wardrobe:

Clockwise from top left: Karen Millen Winter White Long Line Belted Coat; L.L. Bean Mesh-Lined H2OFF Rain Jacket in Deep Navy; L.L. Bean Crosstown Trench Coat in Oatmeal; L.L. Bean Fleece Peacoat in Cobalt Sea.

Next Thursday, the last day of March, I will end this series of posts about the pintail duck 4x4 wardrobe with an assortment of shoes and accessories, which means the addition of more fun pieces that satisfy my oddball tastes!

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