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6 Scarves 2021: May Additions, #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.


As we saw in the last post, in May, Janice introduced a skirt outfit to each of her capsule wardrobes. For her Olive & Beige wardrobe, she added a pale peach shirt, beige pullover sweater, burnt orange skirt, and gold sandals. For these capsules, I am thinking about pants, necklaces, and warm weather flats.


As a reminder, here is the color palette we are working with in this capsule and our indefatigable mascot.

The capsule garments through April are shown below. In the last recap, I had identified a few gaps: pants (again) and anything coral or beige.

Jan-April Garments: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

How does that line up with what we added for May? Not too bad! A pair of fun polka dot/floral pants doubles our pants options in the capsule. The beige category is covered by this lined silk skirt in a color I call "camel-gold" and the cream moto sweater-jacket is sort of a light beige. The linen shirt with saturated pastel stripes against a beige background is on point. But instead of coral, we have two other colorful short-sleeved knit tops: one red, one watermelon pink.

May Garments: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

Crimson red crochet knit top - Croft & Barrow/Kohls - 1X - $24.99 - 9/2017

Dull watermelon pink knot top - Croft & Barrow/Kohls - 2X - $10.71 - 12/2019

Cream-white knit moto jacket - Loft - XXL - $35.00 - 2/2017

Beige striped top - Lands End - 2X - $35.97 - 5/2020

Black floral/polka dot ankle pants - Liz Claiborne/JCP - 20W - $8.09 - 11/2019

Camel-gold skirt - thrifted, Talbots/Goodwill - 24W - $5.59 - 2/2020


In the realm of accessories, I had noted that we don't have much in the way of colorful solids. And of course necklaces and warm weather flats are needed for the transition to true spring/summer weather.

Jan-April Accessories: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

We do get some "solid color" this month in the form of two red necklaces, a pair of ruby stud earrings, and the by-now-familiar pink seed bead bracelets. A pair of nude/beige wedges, which are completely incompatible with tights, are about as "warm weather" specific as I get with shoes (I dislike sandals and don't wear them). We also get a couple bonus items: a silky pink/red based heart print scarf and a pair of seed bead bracelets I made specifically for that beige striped top because I was wearing it so much last summer.

May Accessories: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

Pink/red heart scarf - thrifted/ThredUp - $1.50 - 12/2019

Ruby stud earrings - Kohls - gift

Red floral necklace - Kohls - {free with Kohls Cash} - 7/2018

Red and gold 3 row necklace - Macy's - $8.49 - 12/2014

Multi-color seed bead bracelets - made by me - summer 2020

Bright pink seed bead bracelets - made by me - summer 2020

Light pink seed bead bracelets - made by me - summer 2020

Nude wedges - Cole Haan/Nordstrom - $119.90 - 11/2013


Let's start our outfit-building with these bold print pants that lend themselves strongly to pairing with red...in this case, ruby earrings and Sally's choice of the two necklaces.

May Outfit #1 & #2: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

With the skirt, let's make a couple beige and pink outfits. Outfit #3 features this striped top that I love in hot weather because it is made from breathable linen fabric and can stand alone without a top layer or scarf/necklace needed. But for a bit of interest, a stack of seed bead bracelets is a fun addition (especially if you lost your mind and made a couple of them specifically to match your shirt!).

May Outfit #3: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

Outfit #4 is more suitable to that earlier part of spring/summer, when it's warm enough for bare legs but it doesn't hurt to have an extra layer and a light scarf on top. (I am reminded of a male friend who I always teased about his technique that I called "compensatory dressing" for the weather...in which he apparently thought that as long as he wore enough layers of shirts and jackets and scarves and what-not on top, he could wear shorts and never get cold. Of course, we lived in Austin, TX, so that was almost true.)

May Outfit #4: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

Despite these ankle pants being obviously perfect for warm weather, apparently I've mostly managed to photograph them being worn in December! And note that all of these outfits feature a print mix triple play of pants, scarf, and shoes. Yes, shoes! I know it's not the most common way that people add print interest to their outfits, but I'm a huge fan.


We start December with a red long-sleeved T, a drapey bird scarf (with bonus low-contrast pendant), and geometric knit flats.

Early December Outfit with Black Floral/Polka Dot Pants

December is a good time to wear a green sweater (and there is the tiniest bit of green in the pants). This time the bird scarf gets a simple single knot and the shoes are switched out for cheetah print Oxfords for a double dose of dots.

Mid-December Outfit with Black Floral/Polka Dot Pants

For Christmas Eve, we are back to cheerful red (a cardigan this time) and a scarf with a fun Christmas ornament motif. From the no socks + delicate shoes combos, I can tell these outfits were worn on December weekends and a Christmas vacation at home with no plans to go anywhere; let it snow, I'm curling up with a book and a mug of hot tea and some Netflix later.

Christmas Eve Outfit with Black Floral/Polka Dot Pants

Now we turn to the rabbit additions to our capsule. For April, I'm starting to see a theme (which was unintentional): once again, we have a Netherland Dwarf to introduce! This time it's Bailey the Sable Point. If she looks to you like the cream and black version of Dawn the Smoke Pearl (Blue Sable) we saw in the Lily group, that's because she is. She has the sable gene (causing the dark points and lighter body) but not the gene that dilutes black pigment to blue.

April Rabbit for #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi: Sable Point Netherland Dwarf

And now for a rabbit we haven't seen in these capsules yet: Pam the Palomino! Like the horse, the rabbit is named for the light golden color of its fur (from the same etymology as the word "pale"). This breed originated in the US in the 1940s and 1950s, where it was previously called the "American Beige" (not a great name) and the "Washingtonian" (after the state in which they were bred) at different points in its development. When the rabbit reached the point at which litters produced 100% fawn-colored kits, the name Palomino was adopted. I personally will fawn over this rabbit 100% of the time.

May Rabbit for #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi: Palomino

This is a lovely assortment of rabbits! Of course the golden colored bunnies are a nice accompaniment to a capsule wardrobe with coral in the palette (if not much yet in the wardrobe), but even the cooler cream-and-sable dwarf rabbit fits well with the ivory/cream elements. This month we added one large and one tiny rabbit to the mix, resulting in a nice balance.

Jan-May Rabbits: #4 Olive & Beige, Kiwi

Do you have something in your wardrobe that you reach for again and again when the weather warms up, the way that I put the beige striped linen top in heavy rotation last summer?


In my next post, we will look at the May additions for our fifth wardrobe: #5 Brown & Black, Nelly.


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