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6 Scarves 2021: February 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.

Janice fortified the neutrals in her grey and navy wardrobe with a grey top, navy pants, and grey accessories. What colors will we see in the print skirts being added to the Sophia wardrobe?

Navy and pink were the main colors from the January additions, and February is continuing this theme. We are back to the now-familiar (and accidental) "one simple print, one complicated print" skirt phenomenon with blue crosses on a navy background and a busy, faded paisley/floral print in indigo, navy, pink, a pinkish coral, and a pale green. Both of these prints seem fairly low contrast and have the soft feeling that I am going for in the Sophia wardrobe. Two solid colored sweaters with a bit of texture will top off these skirts.

February Skirts & Sweaters: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Dusky pink pullover sweater - Loft - XXL - $24.75 - 10/2016

Soft indigo paisley/floral skirt - thrifted, Lularoe/ThredUp - 3X - $7.10 - 8/2020

Navy pullover sweater - Karen Scott/Macy's - 2X - $17.99 - 12/2019

Navy/soft blue cross skirt - thrifted, Lularoe/ThredUp - 3X - $9.00 - 7/2020

A pullover sweater doesn't automatically need a top layer, but in February, a quilted vest is typically not a bad idea at all. I like that this soft blue one is not dark and somber; that shade of blue feels cheerful, clear skies (which admittedly in Minnesota in February means totally frigid), and spring is on the way. We'll also top off our sweaters with a trio of very different scarves: a casual warm sweater knit infinity scarf, a lightweight blue scarf with a muted leaf/bicycle print, and a silky dark navy ombré scarf with a geometric print.

February Scarves: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Soft blue quilted vest - thrifted, Avenue/ThredUp - 22/24 - $15.49 - 8/2020

Blue/pink bicycles scarf - Kohls - $9.18 - 11/2018

Pink/magenta/grey/navy knit infinity scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $3.59 - 5/2020

Dark navy/blue-grey/white silky geometric scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $3.59 - 5/2020

To supplement the tall boots from January, we will add two pairs of ankle boots now in maroon and navy suede. A comment on ankle boots in Minnesota winter: these are NOT boots that you wear outdoors! I wear snow boots to work and change into ankle boots in the office. You quickly get used to the idea that you'll need a bag to carry your shoes in, so it's not a big deal. (For tall flat boots, I do wear them on my commute; I weatherproof them and dry them off when I get to my desk. There definitely are times when regular boots won't do and I want snow boots for my commute; those end up being ankle boot days.) To round out our additions, a pair of white pearl studs is nice. I bought these and two pearl necklaces to celebrate my first post-grad-school, now-I-have-a-job birthday in 2014. (Note: a December birthday has many disadvantages but at least it's well-aligned with the Christmas fine jewelry sales.)

February Boots: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Maroon ankle boots - Dolce Vita/Nordstrom - $93.76 - 11/2014

Navy suede ankle boots - Seychelles/Zappos - $140.00 - 10/2014

White pearl stud earrings - Macy's - 12/2014

The outfits almost build themselves this time, don't they?

Outfit #1 is a study in shades and textures of navy/blue. I like that the scarf and the coordinating white pearls add some lightness around the face.

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

The ombré scarf with the blue reminds me of an outfit Bridgette Raes showed earlier this month in a post about monochromatic dressing; it's Outfit #2 here. Obviously the details are quite different (and I never dress as elegantly as Bridgette's sophisticated clients do!) but it has some similarities, don't you think. Does it seem odd that when looking at this outfit today (which I put together when it was still actually February, haha), I immediately was reminded of Bridgette's post? Well, Bridgette's outfits have a way of sticking in the mind because they are beautiful, unique-yet-completely-appropriate, and built from drool-worthy pieces. And with my love of ombré, that lovely sweater struck a chord. And if you hesitate to read a style blog that is targeting a lifestyle you don't have, do not let that stop you from reading Bridgette! Much of what she writes is widely applicable to anyone who puts outfits together (i.e., almost all of us), and her work with color is beyond masterful.

For me, the print mix in Outfit #2 works surprisingly well. I don't think it's too much to wear the scarf long and show off the print, but a person could tie it into a necklace to tone that down if they wanted to. It's a little eerie how well the colors of these two pieces match up, considering they were not bought with each other in mind. Were I a more planful, disciplined shopper with a defined color palette, you might say, Well, of course, pieces blend very easily when you are mindful of your colors, style persona, etc. But in my case, this was just luck! I am actually trying to be more mindful these days, and I did buy that skirt thinking that it would coordinate well with the more muted colors I'm slowly accentuating in my closet, but the scarf was definitely an "oh that's pretty and has an interesting print" purchase.

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

Outfit #3 has such a snuggly feel with the warm textured sweater, a comfy knit skirt, and a sweater knit scarf. I like the variety of pinks here!

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

I am happy with how this wardrobe is starting out. Despite my uncertainty about the soft blue/slate blue combination, having a versatile, basic navy trio of top, cardigan, and skirt to hand makes getting dressed a lot easier than it would otherwise be.

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)

Do you ever dress monochromatically? I used to think that meant that everything was the exact same color, like head to toe salmon pink, and that didn't sound terribly appealing. But dressing in tones of one color can make for a very interesting look.

In my next post, we will recap the #1 Black & Grey, Gina wardrobe to date and explore some additional outfits!

I am linking up with:

Laura at I Do deClaire

Emma at Style Splash



Shelbee On The Edge
Shelbee On The Edge
Apr 07, 2021

Sally, this scarf project looks like so much fun! I have an exorbitant scarf collection myself and somehow I continue adding more and more to it! I can never resist a cozy blanket scarf or a pretty patterned silky one. But I don't think I ever built an outfit (or a capsule wardrobe for that matter) from the scarf! I like this idea and now my brain is working in overdrive for some creative styling with scarves! And as a bunny mom, I love that these furry cuties are you mascot!


Apr 07, 2021
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I know, I have so many scarves myself it's ridiculous, but they are so fun. I look forward to seeing how you style yours! I love to hear that you're a bunny mom! What kind do you have?? (I can't have rabbits where I currently live, but I have had mini rex in the past.)


jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
Apr 07, 2021

I do like the idea of tonal dressing vs monochromatic. Then again, I'm open to it all because variety is the spice of life.

It's interesting to hear the difference between snow boots vs non snow boots. I have to admit, I don't miss those days, and luckily didn't have to do that when we lived in Denver.

On a totally different note, I love the addition of the vest for the texture factor too!! OXOX Jodie

Apr 07, 2021
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Moving to Minnesota, I had to re-learn how to dress myself quite a bit! :D

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