Friday, June 13, 2014

Wardrobe Deletions:Too Much Floral Print

As I continue to tame my wardrobe monster, I have been eliminating many print pieces. I really had too much print! My theory was that solid colours tend to emphasize the curves (too many) of the body while a pretty print attracted the eye to pattern and colour rather than  to shape. There is probably some validity in my theory but who wants to look like a pretty sofa?
I love flowers!

I was inspired by the post on the Vivienne Files yesterday about whether anyone can wear print. One of the cardigans pictured reminded me of my favourite Gerry Weber cardigan. Today is a cool, grey day in Vancouver so I will need a cardigan or jacket. I have banking, visiting with colleagues at my pre-retirement school and a bit of shopping to do. My challenge was to put together a polished casual look using my few remaining pieces of floral print. I will layer my cardigan over a very thin tee-shirt that I bought at M&S in London.



My cardigan will go well with a pair of straight leg jeans that are in my basic wardrobe.
I think that this will work.
I have a tote and a pair of sandals that will go well with the outfit. This can be one of my outfits for cooler summer days or for early fall.

Sue at Une Femme wrote about her True North and that she feels very comfortable in black. Despite my wardrobe taming, print is still a favourite look of mine. This reflection and selection of wardrobe items is an ongoing process. One of my errands today is to take two more bags of clothing to the charity shop. Bon week-end!

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