6 Scarves 2021: Jan-Mar Recap, #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.
From the matrix, we can see our navy game is going strong, with multiple tops, bottoms, and toppers to create a variety of options. Many other colors are represented, but just in hints here and there.
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 am satisfied with the proportion of prints to solids in the Lily wardrobe so far, though as it gets too warm for the corduroy skirt to stay in the mix, we will be left with only one solid bottom, the navy pants. Will we be seeing any additional solid bottoms in April?
We made some nice additions to accessories last month, so this visual doesn't look quite as sparse as last time we checked in. We are now up to three solid scarves (an area I tend to ignore in favor of exciting print options), which is very useful thing to have on hand when you have a lot of prints in your wardrobe.
We are making progress on our palette, but the wardrobe remains quite light on white, pink, grey, and purple.
Let's start integrating our March purchases into the wardrobe, focusing first on some outfits with our core neutral garment, the all-season-appropriate navy pants. In Outfit #1, blue items from months past are freshened up with the addition of the grey/denim plaid scarf from March. This monochromatic (but multi-textural) sweater and pants column of color is the kind of thing that can be worn again and again, just changing up the accessories to generate different looks.
My reaction to Outfit #2 is fairly typical of what I think seeing an outfit with this bold plaid moto vest: Huh, this is an interesting outfit with a lot going on. In this case, the "a lot" seems to consist of two accent colors (a pale pink and bright blue) and a dazzling pair of earrings (detail alert: with blue and pink in them). It's not too much for me, though Lily's Sally could easily leave off the scarf if she wasn't feeling that pop of color.
Even thought it's not exactly in the color palette, the maroon color introduced in March in these ankle boots (and repeated in the flowers of this scarf) is a very nice accompaniment to all the blue in the wardrobe. What do you think of the print mix here? I think the dense, small white on blue print of the T and the sparse, larger blue (and other colors) on white print of the scarf are wonderful together.
Next, we'll work with March's navy corduroy skirt, which I think will be a real cold-weather workhorse for Lily's Sally. In Outfit #4, I like that most of the colors from the scarf are repeated in the rest of the outfit in some way. Of course a white T is extremely versatile, but I am pleased when I pair it with a print with white in it, adding that small touch of intentionality. (And it comes as no surprise when the scarf we built our color palette around works beautifully with one of these outfits.)
In both of these corduroy skirt outfits, I couldn't resist bringing in the new maroon boots. They just bring another dimension to the look. Outfit #5 would work perfectly well with navy or grey boots also, but the less-expected maroon is somewhat more interesting.
Next we'll put the print skirts through their paces. March's long-sleeved denim shirt is another wardrobe workhorse that feels especially right in this navy-and-blue-heavy capsule. Whether you read it as "blue" or as a denim neutral, it fits right into outfits like #6.
In Outfit #7, we are starting to edge into "preparing for spring" territory. Lily's Sally is still wearing boots with tights and long-sleeved tops, but now instead of a heavier topper, we pop the periwinkle tunic unbuttoned over a white T like a shirt-jacket, and we finish it off with a necklace rather than a scarf.
Outfit #8 brings March's ombré sweater together with the wardrobe's most colorful garment so far. The rich magenta scarf is a hard-to-resist accessory for this dramatic floral skirt, so I'm not even going to try.
The multiple shades of pink in this floral skirt make it quite easy to pair with a variety of pink tops. In this August outfit, I used a berry pink T and repeated pink with the bright pink ballet flats. I love the look of a top and shoes in the same accent color. They don't have to be an exact match (as you can see here, the ballet flats are a warmer pink than the berry T) as long as they similar; colors that might look a bit off when worn next to each other look just fine to me when they are separated this much. That flexibility is fortunate because it would be problematic if I decided I needed a pair of shoes to exactly match each T I own!
The new rabbit for the Lily group is a bit different from the long-haired rabbits we have seen for March Madness so far. Lucy the grey broken English Lop has normal hair, but very long droopy ears! The English Lop is one of the first rabbit breeds to be developed through selective breeding and was the first explicitly intended as a "fancy" breed for exhibition.
What a fun group of bunnies, and they all have dewlaps! Lucy the lop is definitely the largest one at 11 pounds.
Do you ever wear a top and shoes in the same/similar accent color?
In my next post, we will look at the Jan-Mar recap and new rabbit for our fourth wardrobe: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi.
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