Closet Playing with a Red Polka Dot Top…
Happy day, reader dear! It seems like just yesterday that I posted my Winter Capsule. Okay, not yesterday, but it was only a week ago… And as I looked through the video, and stared at it on the rack, there was one small problem. SOOOOO many neutral tops.
Not everyone thinks that’s a problem, and for many women (LCC’s/3N’s) it isn’t. It is for me, though! Not just because I like color, but because my Color Contrast is 2N+1C. (The N’s stand for Neutral and the C for Color.) That means that I look better in color and washed out without it! Now, you can add color to an outfit in a variety of ways; scarves, necklaces, and makeup, are all easy ways to get more color near your face to brighten it up and create a healthy vibrant look.
So I re-shopped my wardrobe… And came up short. I didn’t have any red tops. I know that sounds odd, but I have steered away from red ever since we moved to Georgia. I’m not a Dawg. Nor am I a University of Georgia fan. (Sacrilege! I know.) My red allegiance lies with the Wisconsin Badgers. But I thought… A red blouse would look great with the rest of the items in my capsule, and give me an extra splash of color on a grey day.
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First, I tried my favorite consignment shop. No joy. Sometimes that’s just the way. So I took a quick look about. And found this. My heart leaped. It looked like a cool red. (You just never know until you see it person, though!) It has no buttons down the front and no collar. (I don’t like buttons or collars; they’re too structured for my personality.) AND it has a 8-Shape figure flattering peplum! Woo hoo! Could it get any better? Why yes, it could. I had just received a voucher in the mail from this company for $15 dollars off an item. That seemed providential. (Or possibly, like temptation.) The only flaw is the long sleeves. I don’t like long sleeves, but they might be pull-up-able. Or if necessary, I could have them shortened.
PS: Did I mention the polka dots? You know how fond I am of polka dots! If you aren’t, Welcome! You must be new to Closet Play. It’s lovely to meet you!
That’s a lot of wins, making quite a few pro’s for the blouse. But how would I style it? Can I style it at least three ways? (With three different pair of jeans does NOT count!) Before ordering, I had in my mind these looks:
Not a bad start… So I ordered. It arrived. And I may be in love. Here’s what happened!
if you were thinking that a capsule wardrobe is a fixed entity, here’s your proof that it doesn’t have to be! Sometimes you just look and see that something is missing. Or at least I do. I know from my clients, that not everyone sees wardrobes the way I do. I think of them as a puzzle. I look at the big picture, and the pieces, and can see what’s missing. Some people don’t see the big picture, or know what they want the big picture to look like. That’s what I do, help you find and see your big picture (And stay focused on it!) to build a wardrobe you love that loves you right back! And it all starts in your closet. With what you already own.
So how about you? I’m still not sure how many outfits are in the video. I counted nine, but may be wrong. If we play with the shoes, then there are WAY more. What’s your count? Which outfit do you like best? Could you see yourself in any of those? Why or why not? Not your style? Not your lifestyle? Not your colors? Remember, you can do the same thing with your own color palette! Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below… I love to hear from you!