6 Scarves 2021: February Additions, #3 Navy & Grey, Lily
For an introduction to the 6 Scarves 2021 project, see this post.
For a description of my method, see this post.
For the navy and grey wardrobe, Janice added a pair of jeans, a quite lovely orchid short-sleeved T-shirt, and accessories. Oh my friends, February is not a time of short-sleeved Ts around my place. Let's get going with the next set of print skirts!
It's unintentional, but I've noticed a pattern so far with these print skirt additions: one of them is bolder and more colorful and the other one is more subtle and neutral. First, we have a bold, colorful pleated knit skirt with vivid bright pink/magenta and medium blue accent colors that reflect our Lily wardrobe color palette. Second, we have a somewhat more understated plaid knit midi skirt in navy and light blues. (I also always think there is grey in this plaid; when scrutinizing it, I have to admit not, but it certainly gives me the impression of grey, which is handy in the Navy & Grey wardrobe.) More dark blue staples come into play in the form of a marl (cotton) pullover sweater and a quilted vest. And whaddaya know, another white t-shirt for all our ultimate neutral top needs. (Is everybody getting a white T in February? I could check, but I'm going to live with the suspense.) Finally, the tall boots for this wardrobe are grey. I don't actually own tall navy boots; I googled it to see that yes, OK, that is a thing, but I'm not sure I've ever seen any in person and from the images I saw, I'm not 100% sold on the idea. And anyway, ugh, the effort to find a pair of nice-looking wide calf boots...it's an adventure when you're looking for a common leather color, let alone something relatively unusual like navy.
Dark blue marl pullover sweater - Karen Scott/Macy's - 3X - $9.96 - 7/2020
Navy plaid skirt - CJ Banks - 3X - $10.04 - 7/2020
Navy/blue/pink floral skirt - thrifted, Lularoe/ThredUp - $12.60 - 7/2020
Dark blue quilted vest - XL [not sure how the heck this thing still fits but it does] - thrifted, Kohls/Goodwill - $8.24 - 11/2016
White long-sleeved seamed T - 2X - ana/JCP - $9.10 - 9/2017
Tall grey boots - Lifestride/Zappos - $99.99 - 10/2014
By my standards, the scarf additions this month seem scant, but I do like what I'm seeing here: a richly-colored but low-contrast leopard print scarf in the first neutral, a pashmina in an extremely useful and quite lovely shade of the palette's second neutral, and a more casual knit infinity scarf mixing white and the blue accent. No rabbit earrings for this wardrobe (alas) but we do have yet another pair of white faux pearls to bring in. (Adding white pearls at the same time as the white t-shirt was a very good idea; I wonder whether it was strategy or intuition or luck...well, surely not totally luck since I am 3 of 3 with it for the February additions thus far.)
Navy/blue tie-dye leopard scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $5.46 - 8/2020
Silver pashmina - thrifted, ThredUp - $8.88 - 8/2020
Double white faux pearl earrings - ???
Cerulean blue/white striped scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $5.46 - 8/2020
With only three scarves to work in, the outfit building process for this month shouldn't take long. All these outfits have navy + grey, so either color would work for leggings/tights. But since Outfit #1 leans into the phantom grey in the plaid skirt, bolstering it with the silver pashmina and grey boots, I'd love to see grey tights here.
Outfit #2 tests out a somewhat different print skirt / print scarf combination from what we have tried thus far with the February wardrobes: a geometric skirt and a leopard print scarf. They say that leopard print is a neutral, and I'm inclined to agree, but it's definitely easier to put the mix together when both items are the same color palette: navy and seemingly identical other shades of blue. I'd wear navy tights with this one.
The vibrant floral skirt comes out to play in Outfit #3. This is another case of a floral + stripe print mix that is easy to put together and, for the Sallys at least, fun to wear. (Would it be even more perfect if the skirt also had white in it? Sure, but this is pretty great as it stands.) Navy tights would work well, though a bold-feeling Sally might track down a pair of tights in a somewhat lighter, brighter shade of blue; with a knee-length skirt and tall boots, there would only be a few inches of tights showing anyway.
The navy/dark blue piece of the palette is extremely strong in this wardrobe so far, but it's not one note; there is a nice range of shades and textures represented here. I'm happy to see the grey starting to come in, and am looking forward to seeing how the combination of navy and grey develops in future months.
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)
I wear pretty much all the neutrals, but overall, navy is my #1 choice. Do you have a favorite dark neutral?
In my next post, we will take a turn away from navy and look at the February additions for our fourth wardrobe: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi.