6 Scarves 2021: March 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.
The color additions to this wardrobe have been lopsided thus far, with a lot of blue, a little pink, and no purple. Of course, the color palette is not intended to function as a pie chart, indicating the proportions each color should represent in the total wardrobe! (After all, I don't really believe in pie charts. For an excellent, amusing discussion of pie charts, see this article Save the Pies for Dessert by visualization expert Stephen Few. Now wait a bit while I read this article again. That software program he talks about liking in the first paragraphs? It has pie charts now. Hah. People can't stay way from them.)
Oh sorry, we were talking about this color palette. Even if the pie pieces below aren't to be taken literally as representing how much blue there should be relative to purple, we do expect there to be at least some of each. Will the ratios change with the March additions?
Yes...with even more blue! I'm not sure what's going on with these accent colors, but I do like all the shades of navy, blue, and denim we are seeing here. The addition of a corduroy skirt in March may seem odd, but it's new to my closet as of this February, so I put it into the Lily wardrobe as soon as I could. It will be a useful garment at least through mid-March. The denim shirt was my first foray into the Remade brand from ThredUp; the clothes are made new, but you can sell them back to ThredUp for resale for a guaranteed 40% payout.
Navy/white striped knit skirt - St Johns Bay/JCP - 2X - $13.60 - 11/2019
Navy corduroy skirt - CJ Banks - 24W - $11.99 - 2/2021
Cerulean blue ombré pullover sweater - Lands End - 2X - $17.98 - 9/2020
Denim long-sleeved shirt - Remade/ThredUp - $18.98 - 4/2020
Dark blue boyfriend cardigan - thrifted, Laura Scott/Goodwill - 1X - $3.00 - 4/2016
Blue cloissoné fish earrings - gift
Silver/blue elephant pendant - JCP - $9.60 - 11/2015
Blue is the dominant color in scarves as well, though we do get this lovely silk scarf with a design featuring pink-maroon flowers and a pair of maroon ankle boots to go with it.
Cobalt-cerulean blue open weave scarf - thrifted, Gap/ThredUp - $1.50 - 12/2019
Blue/white polka dot scarf - Target - $12.00 - 12/2013
Blue/maroon floral silk scarf - thrifted, Art Institute of Chicago/Goodwill - $15.00 - 12/2015
Denim/light grey plaid scarf - thrifted, ThredUp - $2.40 - 12/2019
Navy suede ankle boots - Seychelles/Zappos - $140.00 - 10/2014
Maroon ankle boots - Dolce Vita/Nordstrom - $93.76 - 11/2014
For outfit building, we will start with the striped knit skirt, which I'm sure some people would consider a summer skirt but that I readily wear year round. Here are two pairings with the denim shirt. In Outfit #1, I would wear burgundy tights to match the boots and highlight the flowers on the scarf. In Outfit #2, navy tights would keep this a varied-monochromatic combination (and yes, I enjoy the mix of stripes).
Now let's work with the navy corduroy skirt; it may be a bit late to the wardrobe, but we can still squeeze in some cold-weather looks before it warms up. In Outfits #3 and #4, the only difference is the scarf, and in my opinion, they are pretty much interchangeable; it's just a matter of whether you're feeling the dots or not. Outfit #5 introduces a bit of grey in the plaid scarf, so I would try grey tights just to switch things up a bit.
How about some photographic evidence that the knit skirt works in cooler weather? In this November outfit, the inspiration scarf for the Lily wardrobe is paired with a bright cobalt cardigan that I have since passed on (size XL). And yes, I do sometimes wear tights with flats instead of boots, especially at the edges of the cold season, like November and April. But if you commute in snow boots and change shoes in the office, you could wear them at the height of winter with no worries (except potentially cold feet, depending on your office).
This early December outfit works the skirt with denim, a floral print, and the burgundy tights/maroon boots combo, which gives you a sense of how March Outfit #1 might play out.
Finally, in late December, the quilted vests are put through their paces. Here you can see the striped skirt + navy tights + ankle boots in action. I am such a fan of the navy/white/red or maroon combination that it's a disappointment that none of the 6 scarves have this in their palette. But I did sneak the maroon boots into the Lily wardrobe, using the argument that maroon is pinkish and purplish, for a taste of this combination. I have actually been considering (down the road a ways) developing a seventh scarf capsule based on this scarf: navy, white, and beige neutrals with accents all along that pink-burgundy-maroon-red spectrum would be a nice palette to work with.
Oh this is a lot of navy and blue! Good thing I am so fond of these colors.
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)
Is this heavily monochromatic wardrobe giving you the blues or do you like a wardrobe with a lot of depth in one color category?
In my next post, we will take look at the March additions for our fourth wardrobe: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi. Guaranteed to have no navy in it!
I link up with:
Shelbee at Shelbee on the Edge (2nd Monday; 3rd Thursday)
Mica at Away from the Blue (Mondays)
Laura at I Do deClaire (Tuesdays)
Emma at Style Splash (Tuesdays)
Jess at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish (Tuesdays)
Gail at Is This Mutton? (Wednesdays)
Jodie at Jodie's Touch of Style (Thursdays)
Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom (Thursdays)
Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood (Thursdays)