Some of you have expressed that you’re eager to see some new outfits based on my recent color and style analysis. Believe me, I am too! If I could wave a magic wand 💫 and conjure up a new wardrobe in “my” colors and styles, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
A Summer Outfit With Some Color…
Earrings (similar) | Top | Leather Bracelet |
Gold Bracelet | Jeans | Bag | Shoes
One thing I was certain of at the outset was that replacing the black and “wrong” colors I purged from my wardrobe would take some time. And I suspected that my investment in my Red Leopard session would pay for itself over time with fewer shopping mistakes. It looks as if both predictions will prove true. Because of the guidance I received, I’ve become a much more focused and discriminating shopper.
After I cleared out my closet, I identified “lightweight tops with sleeves” as a shopping priority to get me through summer and early fall. And wouldn’t you know, I’ve found just about everything but! Other than tee shirts and sweaters, the few tops I’ve seen in my colors are mostly too fussy, frilly, floral, oversized, or long.
This red top has been one of the few keepers so far. It’s linen, so comfortable on warm days. It’s a little more polished than a tee, but still casual. The color is a warm poppy red. The cut is boxy, so I sized down to a 2 for a neater look. (I’m usually a 4 in Everlane shirts.)
I can already hear you asking, “doesn’t it wrinkle?” I’ve worn it for several hours at a time, including stretches of sitting in a car wearing a seatbelt; found it creases only minimally.
The shoes were a recent splurge, but they are so comfortable, and really add a fun, funky element to a simple summer outfit. (Remember my Gamine style mantra is Cute, Neat, Funky.) I’ve been wearing them almost daily!
At this point, I’m going to wait until more of the pre-fall and fall collections arrive to look for additional tops. With any luck, the selection will be better 🤞.
Do you sometimes have difficulty finding clothing in your preferred colors?