6 Scarves 2021: April Additions, #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia
For an introduction to the 6 Scarves 2021 project, see this post.
For a description of my method, see this post.
Let's wrap up our April additions with this softest palette proudly supported by this softest rabbit, Sophia the Mini Rex. Whereas some other wardrobes added new, lighter or brighter colors for spring, the Sophia wardrobe's palette seems very spring-like altogether. But that doesn't mean there aren't some surprises in store this month.
Surprise! This capsule is adding only two garments for the month of April, a floral dress and a knit jacket! (Even though I created these capsules, that happened last December so I have very little memory of the details. Hence the sparse additions here surprise me too.) I'm not a big dress wearer, but I do have a few, and April is as good a time as any to introduce this dress-of-many-colors. The jacket is made from a slightly-thicker-than-typical-T-shirt knit fabric, so it works well during seasonal transitions. With the navy flats and striped earrings, this little grouping could serve as an outfit in itself.
Navy floral dress - CJ Banks - 3X - $12.00 - 9/2020
Soft indigo knit jacket - CJ Banks - 2X - $13.91 - 7/2020
Navy pointy-toed flats - Andrew Geller/Kohls - $60.00 - 9/2017
Soft indigo striped earrings - CJ Banks - ? - 2020
Along with the metallic bracelets, three scarves are joining the capsule: sandstone/orange, pale pink, and a navy stripe. All of these should coordinate well with the dress.
Sandstone coral/orange striped scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $2.99 - 5/2020
Light pink infinity scarf - Walmart - $2.50 - 5/2015
Navy/pastel striped scarf - CJ Banks - $4.98 - 7/2020
Silver, rose gold, gold stretch bracelets - Amazon - $28.00 - 8/2020
While it hardly seems necessary to build specific outfits from these straightforward pieces, I would like to test whether these scarves seem workable with the floral dress. This is a place where I sometimes get overly ambitious about mixing colors or prints, so it's good to review these options. Here, I am satisfied with both the pink and sandstone scarf options. Technically, the sandstone/orange one is striped, but it's so subtle that it looks fine with the dress. Of all the outfits I tested out the metallic bracelet trio, I like it here the best; I think the variety of metal colors works well with the range of yellows, pinks, and oranges in the floral print.
Outfit #3 is basically that first introductory image above with a scarf thrown in to complete the outfit. I would definitely wear the knit jacket zipped up, so it gives more the appearance of a top and skirt, when putting this striped scarf with it. I think the scarf will look better against the solid soft indigo background than against the floral print directly. In this case, the colors of the scarf and the colors of the dress do not line up perfectly one to one--for example, the orange of the dress isn't present in the scarf--but the colors are so very close that they look quite right together to my eye. This is one of the advantages of purchasing a set of items from a store that has a rather limited color palette available at a given time, but a decent depth in each color; it's not difficult to get a group of items that match, blend, or otherwise work well together. The dress, jacket, and earrings were all from the summer 2020 Christopher & Banks offerings.
Today you only get one photo of the dress in action, but it shows how nicely the knit jacket layers over it, and how easily a print scarf can be added to the outfit without it looking chaotic or overwhelming. Any guesses about the origins of this floral scarf? Yep, the scarf and the pendant are from the same store, same time period as the others. There's no shame in my C&B game.
So that's a wrap for April additions. Next we will integrate these new items into the existing wardrobes and see what easy, fun, experimental, questionable, and/or delightfully coordinated outfits we can create!
For the seasonal wardrobe matrix, recall that in each season, for each color category, I can mark what has been added each month:
x = solid piece
T = tonal piece (i.e., tonally works with this color though it is a different color)
O = ombré piece
P = print piece (not ombré)
What are your thoughts on dresses? Do you enjoy the one-and-done simplicity of them? Do you find them difficult to fit? Limiting to style?
In my next post, we will review the #1 Black & Grey, Gina wardrobe and explore some new outfit possibilities!
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