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6 Scarves 2021: December 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.


Oh my goodness, it's hard to believe that this is the last set of additions to the 6 Scarves 2021 wardrobes! The time has gone by so quickly. Note that this isn't the end of the 6 Scarves 2021 series...I still have some analysis to do with the completed capsules. After all, most of us do not start over with an entirely new wardrobe every year, so it makes sense to spend some time evaluating where these capsules stand as we enter the new year and periodically throughout the year with the change of seasons and hence sartorial needs.


Although Janice at The Vivienne Files has introduced 6 new scarves for her yearly project and already started building the wardrobes, I will not be creating 6 entire new wardrobes from my closet this year! Instead I will be analyzing, tweaking, supplementing, and playing with the 2021 wardrobes and writing occasional posts referencing TVF 2022 scarves/capsules throughout the year. I haven't decided yet whether to play along with the 2022 process by picking a single scarf and building a wardrobe right along side Janice's posts. I do have a favorite color palette (and wardrobe items) and that I didn't get to use in the 6 Scarves 2021 that could be the basis of a 1 Scarf 2022 if I wanted to do that.


In the meantime, let's finish up with the build of our mostly soft and cool wardrobe based on this floral scarf and watched over by the lovely Mini Rex rabbit Sophia.


After the darker navy, olive, and indigo pieces in November, it's a pleasant change of pace to introduce some light colored garments to the wardrobe in December. The soft blush-pink here is more muted than a true light icy pink (the pink here appears to have some grey in it, which is technically called a tone), but still feels quite right for winter. It's interesting that we tend to associate dark colors with winter, I suppose because the nights are so long (here in the Northern Hemisphere), because in Minnesota at least, our outdoor environments look light due to the snow. I ordered the T and vest together as a "twin set" and was happy when the vest matched the sweater I already owned from a different brand. This makes for some easy mix-and-match options.

December Garments: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Aloe vera ankle pants - CJ Banks - 24W - $6.79 - 12/2020

Light sepia rose quilted vest - CJ Banks - 2X - $27.60 - 12/2020

Light sepia rose long-sleeved T - CJ Banks - 3X - $8.50 - 12/2020

Blush-beige/aqua marl pullover sweater - Loft - 20/22 - $8.00 - 5/2020


The accessories added in December are a bit more eclectic and varied in color, but there's still an overall "pink and muted green" feel to them.

December Accessories: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Navy/lime/pink birds scarf - Amazon - $7.00 - 12/2019

Medium aqua/orchid tie-dye pam tree scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $1.50 - 12/2019

Pink small varied glass pearl strand with silver - made by me - summer 2021

Pseudo-snowman faux pearl earrings - ?

Pink/silver tassel necklace - CJ Banks - $4.98 - 7/2020

Clear prism circular stud earrings - Loft - ?

Light apple green loafers - Shein - $11.14 - 7/2020

Olive suede ankle boots - So/Kohls - $16.99 - 11/2020


The outfits using our new pieces practically build themselves! Outfit #1 is notable for its blend of various green colors: the aloe vera of the pants, the light apple green of the loafers, and the blue-green of the scarf. This is not a combination of greens that I would generally gravitate toward, but I think it has potential. It helps that all the colors share a muted/soft quality...even the aqua in the scarf has that tie-dye/watercolor look that brings down the saturation level.

December Outfit #1: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Outfit #2 is an unusual-for-me no scarf winter look, but I wanted to play with the pullover sweater + long necklace combination. The color block look (here pink on top, green on bottom) is not my go-to, but I definitely like it...and it feels easier to put together with muted colors.

December Outfit #2: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Finally, Outfit #3 is a simple twin set + pants combination based on my common technique of using a scarf as a bridge piece to bring the other colors together. Using a scarf with an overall darker look brings a little extra drama to a look comprised of light base pieces.

December Outfit #3: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

For today's "how I wore it" section, I am starting with the marl sweater from which, at any distance, the bits of aqua in the weave disappear. But I know the aqua is there, so in this outfit from last February I layered it over an aqua check shirt and aqua pencil skirt. The background of the scarf is a deep aqua with a lot of grey in it that ties in well with the grey tights + boots.

February Outfit with Blush-Beige/Aqua Marl Sweater

The same floral scarf makes another appearance in this outfit from last January with a different blush pink sweater that entered the wardrobe in September and the aloe vera ankle pants and olive boots added above. Here I styled the scarf to drape open to frame the intarsia rabbit duo on the sweater.

January Outfit with Aloe Vera Ankle Pants

I think of the aloe vera color as a semi-neutral, a cooler and lighter variant of olive, and wear it with a lot of different colors besides pink. In this outfit from last May, it was worn more like an accent color with the navy and stone neutrals. I like the pop this outfit gets from the burgundy flats!

May Outfit with Aloe Vera Ankle Pants

And now for our last member of the Sophia menagerie we have Wendy the white Satin! Isn't her fur sleek and gorgeous? Wendy is another red-eyed white rabbit in which two copies of the recessive albinism gene remove all color from the fur and eyes.

December Rabbit for #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia: White Satin

Do you like wearing colors that have been muted/de-saturated with the addition of white (tint), grey (tone), brown (toasted), or black (shade)? Or do you prefer clear hues?


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awayfromblue
Jan 22, 2022

I really don't wear pink and green often enough! I like olive with blush and neon pink but I really don't have enough pieces to pull some capsule outfits together with those combos, it's nice you were able to make so many :)


Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup the other week! Hope that you are having a great weekend :)


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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Jan 24, 2022
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My supply of blush pink & olive/sage both benefited from my shopping in 2020 so yes, I can do quite a bit with them! Thanks for hosting the link-up.

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Jess Jannenga
Jess Jannenga
Jan 17, 2022

One of my favorite combos- pink and green, or in this case- olive and blush. a pretty soft, look!

thanks for linking! jess xx

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Jan 17, 2022
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Pink + green is a winning combo in so many variations. Thanks for hosting!

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Michelle Churchman
Michelle Churchman
Jan 14, 2022

Totally loving the turquoise, pink, and green scarf, but they are all lovely. And these are some awesome outfits. My favorite is #2. Also, so nice to know what that shade of green (aloe vera) is called!

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Jan 14, 2022
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Thanks, Michelle! The aloe vera name has been helpful for me, also. :)

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carolbenton
Jan 06, 2022

My favorite scarf is the one with turquoise, aqua, and pink. Very pretty!

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Jan 07, 2022
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I really like scarves that have that watercolor effect where one color bleeds into another...ombre, tie-dye, all those kinds of scarves!

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jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
Jan 06, 2022

I love the idea of tweaking what you have because I feel like that's the norm for most of us. And the paler colors are so wonderful to see. I get so tired of all of the dark colors in the winter sometimes, haha. XOXO Jodie

www.jtouchofstyle.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Jan 07, 2022
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I think the single thing I wear in winter that gets the most compliments is a light blue coat. People really react positively to seeing that light, cheerful color.

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