6 Scarves 2021: Jan-Feb Recap, #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.
From the matrix we can see a lot of progress has already been made in adding the navy neutral.
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)
In addition to navy, a few different shades of blue and pink are also present by the end of February, some of which are not obviously compatible with each other. But as a color lover, I like seeing these two accent colors well-represented in the wardrobe.
With a relatively small number of accessories, the capsule already has a good deal of variety here to my eye. (True, it's heavy on the florals, but my entire scarf collection is heavy on the florals, so that's understandable.)
Checking in with our color palette, we are still waiting for the grey, denim, white, green, and soft coral garments to be introduced. However, each of those colors is being foreshadowed by the scarves already present in the wardrobe.
For the outfit building portion of this exercise, let's start with the navy pencil skirt that is our most basic bottom piece in the capsule to date. In Outfit #1, various shades of blue complement the blush pink floral blouse for an overall soft and feminine look. Outfit #2 is a bit brighter and bolder with a more saturated pink pullover sweater and this vividly colored scarf that reminds me somehow of an old-school William Morris style wallpaper design. (I would wear burgundy tights in that outfit to further emphasize the "shades of pink" aspect.)
Next come two outfits pairing the slate blue skirt and navy top pieces. In Outfit #3, I like that the white pearls pick up on the white background of the scarf. In Outfit #4, the tall cognac boots stand out a bit from the rest of the outfit as a warmer, richer color, but in my book there is nothing wrong with showcasing beautiful leather. And yes, I would break the "rules" by letting my bottom half be split up between slate blue and cognac with a few inches of navy tights visible in between.
In the context of the full Sally closet as well as Sophia's Sally's capsule wardrobe, this knit skirt is a surprisingly versatile piece. Pairing it with the soft blue quilted vest is an obvious choice. In Outfit #5, the floral scarf brings all the colors together. In Outfit #6, I like the combination of the wash-of-blues earrings and the ombré scarf.
Outfit #7 is the most aggressive print mix of the lot, and it's still fairly tame by my standards. How does the floral top work for you worn with the cross skirt? To my eye, this is an easy pairing because they include the same colors (with the proportions reversed) in low contrast prints. The navy cardigan further tamps down the impact of the floral print. In some ways, the color blocked knit scarf is the outlier in this group because it is higher contrast and feels bolder than the other pieces. But I like how that bright pink brings a pop to an otherwise rather understated, all-blue outfit.
Finally, in Outfit #8 this multi-color print skirt from February is put together with the navy T/cardigan twin set from January and accessorized with white and cognac. Whereas the boots stood out more in some of the previous outfits, I think it blends more in this one, probably because of the soft coral-pink color in the skirt that also has a bit of warmth to it.
February's new rabbit may look somewhat familiar to you if you recall that we added a brindled orange and black Harlequin to the #4 olive & beige Kiwi capsule recently. Maggie is also a Harlequin rabbit, only in a different colorway. Whereas Jane was a Japanese Harlequin in orange and white, Maggie is a Magpie Harlequin, so called because the contrasting pattern of black and white is reminiscent of that bird. The Harlequin name is a reference to the two-color/split-face appearance of a harlequin clown mask. In addition to the recessive genes that cause the brindled patter, the Magpie Harlequin also has different recessive genes that eliminate the rufous red (orange) section of the fur and replace it with white. I thought Maggie would make a fine addition to this capsule because her sooty look where the white and black fur is interspersed gives a textured grey appearance.
The rabbits in this capsule are lovely together. If you look closely, you can see that the coat of the two rabbits are different from each other; Sophia has the soft, springy upright fur for which the Rex and Mini Rex are famous while Maggie has short fur that lies flat against the body (that's why you can see individual white hairs against the black at the middle of her body where the color changes). The Harlequin is about twice the size of the Mini Rex (6.5-8 pounds vs. 3.5-4 pounds).
Do you follow the rule that tights should match the skirt and/or shoes?
In my next post, we will introduce the March additions to the #1 Black & Grey, Gina wardrobe!
I am linking up with:
Amy at Amy's Creative Pursuits ;
Mica at Away from the Blue