Today I focused hard on a white tee shirt. It's just a plain basic tee, nice heavy knit. I also focused on a short sleeve smocked gray cardigan I have had for about three years. I found a few inspiration outfits on Pinterest to help me build my Fall wardrobe using these pieces.
I don't have the cute print shoes...but I'm keeping my eyes open for comfortable flats. I have an orange bag which you'll see in the outfit below. The navy jacket is a light cotton, perfect for cool days. I also have a navy tissue thin cardigan that I could use on days that are warmer and require just a little bit of extra coverage. I have a bracelet and pearl studs very similar to those in the inspiration photo.
later note: Looking at this photo, the jacket looks sloppy as it is displayed but has nice details that do make it appear more tailored than it appears. Mama bought one at the same time I purchased this one and she wore it today. It really has a nice look overall, not at all slouchy.
I found this image shortly after pinning the one above it. I think I'd like to swap my slouchy brown bag for the orange one used here in my photo. I'll use my gold bangles and hoops as jewelry. On a warmer day I'd be tempted to wear my soft peach colored sandals. That's one beautiful thing about the South. So many items transition from one season to another rather nicely.
All the same, I think I'd like to look for cute print flats.
I could easily use my dark brown satchel purse but I decided to use the slouch tote bag and accessorize with dark brown beads and bracelet.
I am especially fond of this necklace with turquoise and a moonstone colored stone mixed with gold filigree balls. I think it sets the same mood as the inspiration photo and I'd carry my new mint bag with this outfit I think. I'll be using this short sleeved smocked cardigan. I love the short sleeves because I find far too often that long sleeves are entirely too long on me. I spend so much time pushing them up over my wrists that I get quite irritated. I've never had that problem with this short sleeve cardigan!
The next few outfits continue to focus on the white tee but the gray cardigan is introduced as a second piece.
I liked the way the olive green popped against this light gray cardigan.
I used a green glass bead necklace and my suede ruffled bag has the same textural feel as the bag in the inspiration photo, I think.
Another glance at the scarf basket revealed this challis shawl that was a gift from Katie. It's a pink with gray/olive/white pattern over it and suits this same outfit. On a day that was slightly chilly the scarf about my shoulders would be very welcome.
I love the gold/camel mix with the gray and blue here...
I couldn't help but notice the use of the gray cardigan here with a black tank.
My jeans are dark wash but I have a sleeveless black top.
I accessorized here with a silver/ dark blue bead necklace and silver bangles. I do have a silver bib necklace that would also work well with this outfit. The black patent purse and cute black flats (have those!) will complete this outfit.
As I was about to put the black tank away I noticed the black/red/taupe/gray scarf in the scarf basket nearby...I styled this outfit:
I rather like the scarf with the gray cardigan and as always, a simple change of accessories makes such a huge change doesn't it?
Sue sweetly suggested I try these outfits on for you all and have John take photos. I would be so uncomfortable as I feel I'm not in the least photogenic but I do need a better way to display things so you can have a better idea of how they look. I'll work on the photography end of it, I promise and hopefully you'll be able to get really see the silhouettes and details of what I'm working with. In the meantime, I hope you draw inspiration from what inspired me to create new outfits of your own.