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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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