6 Scarves 2021: Jan-May Recap, #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi
For an introduction to the 6 Scarves 2021 project, see this post.
For a description of my method, see this post.
Before jumping into outfit building, let's review our palette and check in with Kiwi, a fine representative of a rabbit breed based on the European rabbit, developed in the United States, and named for New Zealand.
This light neutral skirt was such a useful addition to the wardrobe in May that I could have built an entire array of outfits using it. But I got myself under control and am letting this combination with the watermelon blouse and ivory lace jacket from April suffice. I like the captoe flats here with the black repeating the darker areas of the bird scarf. Gold-tone earrings and necklace, which bear a resemblance to the camel-gold of the skirt, keep the light-colored theme going.
Outfit #2 is another May-meets-April ensemble. Of course I could not resist adding the seed bead bracelets made specifically for this top, and I rounded out the accessories with beige and gold.
Outfit #3 either harkens back to a cooler time or is an outfit for a cooler day, depending on your climate. By the end of May, we are mostly out of our cool weather, though there are mornings where a cardigan over your outfit would be welcome (you know, for people who ever go outside, haha). But even without that layering piece, the red necklace and earrings add a bit of interest to the white T (which again I see wearing with the sleeves scrunched up for much of the day).
Outfit #4 is another late spring outfit that balances the necessities of cooler weather (boots, scarf) with the cheerful color palette of the coming season. The cream-white moto jacket is a nice piece for this transitional period because it offers an extra layer but isn't too warm and has a light color that resonates with the warmer seasons.
Finally, in Outfit #5 the circus tent striped skirt is made appropriate for the spring-to-summer season with a short-sleeved knit top. I couldn't resist adding the moto vest for a bit of toughness without a lot of warmth, though that extra layer could certainly be skipped if need be.
Reviewing these garments, where do our thoughts for June go? I find this balance of colors very pleasing, but do notice that we have yet to introduce the coral from the our color palette. And a white or cream short-sleeved T would get a lot of use.
Our accessories in their delightful abundance are next. A pair of colorful ballet flats would jazz things up against this (very practical) array of neutral footgear. More necklace options would be welcome; gold and red are well-represented but that's all we have so far.
Today I'm going to show you how I've worn a couple pieces in this capsule. First up is the camel-gold skirt, which I have only worn twice so far. I'm not sure why...other than I have a lot of clothes and there are only 365 days per year. Well, one reason is that it's a very nice silk skirt, fully lined, that needs to be dry cleaned (in my case, fake dry cleaned in the clothes dryer). It also reads fairly dressy so I wouldn't wear it on the weekends. Oh, and take that in combination with the fact that I bought it in February 2020, just a few weeks before the pandemic sent me into a slightly more-casual work-from-home mode, and it makes a lot of sense. Well here is its debut outing to the office about 3 weeks before I stopped going in. I truly loved wearing this outfit. It's very simple and just a bit classy while still being comfortable and Sally-like. The beige-colored skirt looks interesting and unexpected with all the black, and the neutral base really lets the scarf (the inspiration scarf for the #5 Nelly wardrobe) stand out.
Our second focus piece is the lovely, now-somewhat-shrunken rabbit blouse ("tunic," haha) I bought in July 2020 and have been wearing quite a bit. In this, its second wearing (I forgot to photograph the first one), I paired it with white, pearls, light grey wedges, and a stretch bracelet set. Don't the white bunnies pop against that background?
A couple weeks later, I paired the blouse with the black asymmetric skirt in this capsule...and I liked it so much, I've done it several more times! So this top + skirt combination you have seen me include in the outfit examples for this capsule has been tested and approved. I am pretty happy with how the accessories for this one turned out: the necklace with white and black flowers repeats that motif from the blouse, and the gold studs on the flats ties in with the gold edging on the necklace. I know this level of matching is not the only game in town, and I have expanded my styling repertoire to involve contrasting elements, pops of color, etc., but I am a true daughter of Matchville and must admit that I do enjoy it when the little details come together this way.
And now before we bid adieu for the nonce, let's take a moment to take in our bunny menagerie in all its glory. So much rabbity goodness! Kiwi looks a bit like she's giving her team a pep talk, and the various members are having myriad reactions to it: thoughtfulness, despair, self-satisfaction, and obliviousness.
Do you have a piece that has been under- or unworn due to the timing of the pandemic? How do you think you might start using it in the months/year to come?
In my next capsule post, we will look at the Jan-May recap for our fifth wardrobe: #5 Brown & Black, Nelly.
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