Much as I love the color red, even I am tired of seeing bold holiday hues. I decided it was time to check out less flamboyant winter wardrobe colors, and the image of a vintage Hermès "Springs" Silk Scarf shown above was the inspiration for the muted color scheme of today's 4x4 wardrobe:
Various shades of olive green are represented in the scarf, so that is the muted dark neutral I chose for this collection:
|Clockwise from top left: Edamame London 'Susie' Relaxed Fit Jumper in Army; Etro Band Collar Silk Shirt in Green; Haider Ackermann Long Zipped Cardigan in Khaki; No21 Tailored Trousers in Green.|
The greens I picked are more of a grey-green than a yellow-green, because my second color choice from the scarf was a pale to medium grey:
|Clockwise from top left: Seventy by Sergio Tegon Silk Blouse in Grey; Fay Roll Neck Jumper in Light Grey; L.L. Bean Women's Classic Cashmere Open Cardigan in Light Grey Heather; No21 Tailored Trousers in Grey.|
The final color had to be the pale pink which is the base color of the scarf:
|Clockwise from top left: Vivienne Westwood Hercules Kiss T-Shirt; Giamba Polka Dot Jumper in Pink; Ralph Lauren Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan in Vintage Rose; Emilio Pucci Slim-Fit Trousers in Light Pink.|
The t-shirt in this pink group sets the tone for the wardrobe, which is tailored but feminine (and also adds a bit of the gold accent color from the scarf that I will include in next week's accessories post). And for Valentine's Day, fast approaching in the not-so-distant future, wouldn't this top be perfect?
Finally, a bit more personality is added to the wardrobe in the last set of four:
|Clockwise from top left: Giambattista Valli Printed Silk Blouse; Orvis Paisley Silk Popover Tee in Olive; J. Crew Lightweight Wool Pencil Skirt in Heather Flannel; Miss Selfridge Nude Crepe Midi Skirt.|
With three pairs of very tailored pants already included in the collection, I thought it was time to add skirts for a couple of more feminine options. The two new blouses continue the fluid look of silk in delicate prints.
Putting all four sets together gives us the following winter 4x4 wardrobe:
And because almost no one lives in dressy clothes all of the time, here is an extra set of four which focuses on a casual look and would complement the basic wardrobe above nicely:
|Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Turtleneck in White; Burberry Checked Cotton Shirt in Antique Pink; Dorothy Perkins Pink Colourblock Bomber Jacket; H&M Girlfriend Jeans in Grey.|
Next week I will choose accessories, some of which will include the gold accent in the scarves, in addition to the scarf itself!