|Looxent V-Neck Top with 3/4-Length Sleeves in Multicoloured|
I know I promised to move on from the Peter Hahn website, but then I found the colorful striped top shown above, and I just had to do another post using it as the inspiration for a spring/summer 4x4 wardrobe. The abundance of bold, bright-colored stripes appeals to me. Choosing the dominant colors for this collection was hard because there are so many options from the shirt, but I thought I would try limiting my neutrals to just white. I then picked three of the many bold colors in the shirt - cobalt blue, bright red, and dark green - for the other dominant colors:
I decided to pick clothing items that are casual but tailored. Even though three of the bottoms are jeans, they have a slightly more sophisticated look that would suit a relaxed indoor workplace environment.
I started the first set of four with the striped top, plus a red top, white jeans and a simple white linen blazer:
|Clockwise from top left: Looxent V-Neck Top with 3/4-Sleeves; Peter Hahn Blazer with 3/4-Length Sleeves in White; Peter Hahn Round Neck Top with Short Sleeves in Red; KJBrand Jeans - Design by Betty CS in White.|
The next set of four introduces the cobalt blue in jeans and a skirt, and adds two blouses, one in white and the other with a fun multicolored print dominated by the color blue:
|Clockwise from top left: LaCoste Shirt-Style Blouse in White; Habsburg Blouse in Multicoloured; NYDJ 7/8-Length Jeans - Clarissa Ankle in Teal; Peter Hahn Skirt in Gentian Blue.|
The color red is emphasized in the third set of four, with solid red capris and jacket plus one striped and one floral print top:
|Clockwise from top left: Peter Hahn Shirt-Style Blouse in Red/White; Peter Hahn Blouse Jacket in Red; Riani Blouse with 3/4-Length Sleeves in Ecru Multicoloured (currently out of stock); Lisette L. Shaping Capri Trousers in Red.|
The last set of four introduces the dark green color in a polo shirt plus jeans, and adds a basic white tee shirt as well as a simple red dress:
|Clockwise from top left: Peter Hahn Round Neck Top in White; LaCoste Polo Shirt with Long 1/2-Length Sleeves in Dark Green/White; Brax Feel Good "Feminine Fit" Jeans in Moss Green; Peter Hahn Jersey Dress in Red.|
Finally, here are all four sets in the 4x4 wardrobe configuration:
I really like the fresh colors for this spring-to-summer wardrobe, and the dark green could even be used as a transition color for fall. While a square-necked dress would not work for me (square necks overemphasize my square jawline), it became a popular neckline style last year and looks great on others. I have to say I am really tempted by the blue print shirt! If you look at it up close you can see that the print features flowers and animals, including dogs, and I do love a good animal print:
Next week I will choose accessories for this colorful wardrobe, and I may have to focus on a flower and animal theme!