This week I am exploring color combinations that do not necessarily say "autumn" to me, although that does not mean they will not work for the season. The Fair Indigo website has a good selection of apparel in lovely shades of burgundy and deep teal, and when combined with black and white I found these colors to be a great option for a cool weather 4x4 wardrobe. Teal and burgundy may not be the first combination that comes to mind when choosing colors, but in my opinion these hues can look great together, especially when paired with black and white as neutrals. Take a look and see if you agree.
The first set pairs a couple of burgundy pieces with basic black and white tops:
|Clockwise from top left: J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt in Black; Roberto Collina Sweater in Purple; J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt in White; Land's End Women's Ponté Boot Skirt in Bright Burgundy Herringbone.|
The second set introduces mostly deep teal items, with a bit of white as an alternative top:
|Clockwise from top left: J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt in Dark Forest; Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Boyfriend Cardigan in Deep Teal; J. Crew New Perfect Shirt in Cotton Poplin; Fair Indigo Fair Trade Organic Gored Skirt in Deep Teal.|
The third set adds two more basic black neutral items plus two tops, a deep teal sweater plus a burgundy short-sleeved shirt which introduces a black and white leopard print pattern to the mix:
|Clockwise from top left: Poppy Lux Verna Leopard Print Tee Top in Burgundy; Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Jewel Neck Cardigan in Black; Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater in Deep Teal; Fair Indigo Straight Leg Organic Fair Trade Knit Pants in Black.|
Two more burgundy pieces plus a simple white tee shirt and leopard print cardigan comprise the final set for this wardrobe:
|Clockwise from top left: Fair Indigo Scoop Neck Organic Fair Trade T-Shirt in White; Pink Queen Ladies' Gray Leopard Patterned V Neck Button Cardigan; Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Split Neck Dress in Burgundy; Fair Indigo Slim Leg Fair Trade Organic Knit Pants in Burgundy.|
The complete burgundy, deep teal, black, and white 4x4 wardrobe:
Personally I have no problem pairing blue-green and reddish-purple apparel items, but not everyone might be comfortable with this option, and that's okay. It would be pretty easy to switch out one or both of the accent colors in this basic 4x4 wardrobe for something you like better. Next week I will focus on the accessories for this wardrobe and, who knows, maybe these additions will change some minds!