Capsule for my citron ankle pants

Angie's post inspired me to do a small capsule for my own citron or light yellow gold ankle pants. I wish that I could like directly to my capsule but will try to put it in Finds on this post. Theses are the items that seemed to work when trying things on. I stuck to white as the neutral. I am posting this in hopes to inspire others to make capsules. Would you make any eliminations? Do you see holes?

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25 Comments

  • Tanya replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful capsule, Joy. I do not see any holes at all. You have two similar gold belts and two pale denim jackets, but I don't know if they serve different purposes - one jacket could be of the right length for the pants and the other for the skirts, etc.

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    Just wow.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Tanya. You are wonderfully observant. Yes, one pale blue denim jacket is more fitted and cropped than the other. I am trying to keep just one, but use them differently. The gold belts are different widths and one is much more shiny. I should just keep the wider, less shiny one.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Sterling. I used to just wear full neutrals and greyed down colors. Ms. Mary and, of course, Angie, have been my inspiration for adding more color.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Joy! I can't wait to see some of these outfit options on you. I don't see any holes and you have explained the apparent duplications. Isn't it amazing how proportion makes such a difference? 

    I am wondering if you want to keep the contrast low like this or if you want to introduce some higher contrast elements? I know your overall look is "light" and you do low contrast outfits incredibly well and elegantly -- just curious! 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Suz. Yes, proportion can make a big difference whether or not an outfit feels and looks good. I am being more careful of high contrast. The strange thing is that black and white doesn't seem to bother me. I think the key is to have a column of color, either internal or external, and then add a high contrast topper or accessory.
    I have a high contrast kimono jacket that I like with a citron top as it has a bit of citron on the pattern. See Finds below. I like it best with the tank pictured but this piece was a reject in the capsule. I'm more likely to put pastel colors with midtones like medium faded denim.

  • El Cee replied 1 year ago

    You are amazing Joy! Your capsules are not only wearable and versatile but also so creative and fun. I love how you have paired the warm yellow with white, and that you added gold footwear, jewelry and accessories (nice finishing touches).

  • BrieN replied 1 year ago

    You have a LOT of choices!  I know this is about how things go together but I so need to highlight a couple of items -- I am green with envy over your gold belts and the kimono jacket you posted further down the thread is a showstopper. 

  • Cococat replied 1 year ago

    Wow, very impressive capsule Joy. I love your kimono jacket and top combination too.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    I am so impressed with your ability to post your capsules. And your capsules themselves of course.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    El Cee, I kind of copied Angie on the white and the light denim.  my chambray shirt was in the wash, so I've not tried it yet.  I like gold metal with the yellows but I also like silver.

    Brie and Coco, that kimono jacket is one of the best pieces I have.  It is linen so makes a great summer topper.  I also wear it a lot with my dove grey and it works with black and white.

    Shevia, I am really working on photos for custom finds right now as I slowly go through my wardrobe so that I will know what I have when it is packed away for moving.  A huge thanks to Greg and Angie for this useful tool.

  • Diane G replied 1 year ago

    Like others, I'm seriously impressed Joy. I think everything looks great! 

  • skylurker replied 1 year ago

    the palette looks sophisticated and at home in your "quiet elegance" realm.
    I see Suz was thinking adding contrast, and I was thinking the opposite : striking out (of the capsule, not of your wardrobe :) the jacket with black buttons.
    To me, it calls for more contrast and black accessories to match (I must have some of that Goldenpig's matchymatchy compulsion ;) and leaving the capsule pale in white, gold, light blue would look more cohesive.
    I don't see any holes.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Diane.
    Skylurker, thank you for your thoughts. The plaid jacket does look out of place. I included it because in early spring I like to wear it with a black and white polkadot shirt and the golden raisin pencil skirt, grounded with black accessories as you said. It is not bad with the ankle pants but I never wear them together. I will remove the jacket from this capsule rather than add black.

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Wow, this is great to see, so helpful. I really like the low contrast look, very soothing. I tend to create more contrast in my outfits but I really like this.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    You did a great job of putting together a chartreuse capsule, Joy. The white and light denim look familiar! 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Angie, I don't know what I ever did before denim. When I joined YLF, I had none. Thank you for your helpful examples of capsules. I use them as a template. I feel that this one is missing prints and texture, except for the gingham shirt.

  • Aida replied 1 year ago

    Great capsule Joy! I think if you wanted to expand, a little blush would be lovely here. Might also be fun to try adding in a little dove gray and silver, in place of gold (belt, shoes, jewelry, etc.), for accents.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Denim is SO versatile, isn't it, Joy? I like the idea of a pattern with this capsule too. 

    I like Aida's idea of adding silver. 

  • Aida replied 1 year ago

    Angie, my little cousin bought that top at Zara when we went shopping a couple months ago! It's more green in person. VERY flouncy and ridiculously cute ^^

    EDIT: OK she's in her early 20s, not that little ;)

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    YES. I saw it and have had some clients in it. More sage in person, and utterly adorable. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Ah, but would it look adorable on an old grey-haired lady?  I don't think that we have a Zara locally.  How is the sizing?

    I will definitely use these pieces with dove grey and silver.  I have also used them with brights like my orange blazer.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Below are some tops that I've liked with the ankle pants.  a couple seemed too green for the rest of the capsule and the tee has lots of darker colors but would work well with light grey. 

  • BrieN replied 1 year ago

    Joy -- that woven tee !!! swooooooon

  • unfrumped replied 1 year ago

    Great capsule! I like the tonal looks.
    I think you could add somd brights but then might want several items for cohesion. Or in accessories.

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