WIW: The Orange Capsule

After giving some thought to what my June challenge to myself should be, I will attempt a month of shopping my closet and posting outfits.
I hope to up my style, look for ways to evolve, decide what needs editing out and to use the old in new ways. So I welcome all critic, suggestions and comments.
My inspiration today was Angie's 77 year old client's orange capsule. I have some similar, but old pieces.
Red jeans: NYDJ rolled just a bit.
White tank: old EF linen with a white Target tank underneath. I need a new white tank.
Cardigan: old Bobeau poly/rayon blend. Just right for today's temperatures.
Shoes: old Pikolinos
Bag: thrifted Fossil woven leather
Finds are similar until I can do more custom finds
All comments, suggestions and critic is welcomed

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  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Love the shades of red/orange here Joy.  Proportions look good... a winner!

    And good for you doing a bit of a June challenge.  You've got me thinking that perhaps I should come up with something as well.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful, Joy. I like the earthy accessories -- they are fresh with this. 

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous color combo, Joy. YLF! Sounds like you are going to have a productive month! Looking forward to the pics :)

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    I so love a challenge...Glad you constructed your own...That should be fun to SYC and post...
    Great colors..love the  mixes...

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 3 years ago

    Joy this is fantastic!  Have fun with your June challenge , you are off to a wonderful start. 

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit!  I love the colors and the the tan accessories.  It's summery and colorful. 

  • annabelle replied 3 years ago

    So pretty on you! I've always liked orange and pink together (on other people... not my color, sadly) and the red jeans are simply *dark pink* right? The accessories are perfect. And I sympathize with you for needing to replace a basic white tank. Sometimes, those are the most challenging items to find.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Wow. Totally hip, comfy, pulled together and happy. The shoes are amazing with those jeans, Joy. FABULOUS. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments.
    Elizabeth, TraceyLiz, Crutcher and Kellygirl , I need a challenge to keep from getting lazy. I hope that I can stick with it.
    Suz and Sara, the shoe and bag color were the closest I could come to those in Angie's ensemble. I'm glad they are working. The clothing colors were also an attempt to copy those in the Orange capsule. I don't think I'd have put them together on my own, but enjoyed wearing them on a cool cloudy day.
    Annabelle, I think these jeans are dark coral. It will be challenging to find a good white tank. I am only 5'3" but most seem too short, or the neckline and armholes are too low.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Angie, we must have posted at the same time. The outfit is fun and comfortable. The hip and pulled together part I have you to thank for the inspiration. I know that your client must be enjoying her orange capsule.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    She is. And so am I. (((HUGS))). 

  • Windchime replied 3 years ago

    Great idea for a challenge, and I'm glad it means we'll get to see more of your beautiful, elegant style. :) This outfit is a fun start; I like the vibrant colors and your choice of shoes and bag.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    Joy, super re- mixing. This is a great inspiration post. I am much in need of " dwelling" with what I have and editing more rigorously. Your outfit looks vibrant and summery. The warm leather tones do that, as a change from pairing with black of gray.
    The shoes are great!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Angie, your sweet words are like a warm hug.
    Windchime, thank you for looking and your kind words about my style.
    I saw "Iris" last week and loved her memories of being told as a young woman that she was not pretty, would never be pretty, but she had style. I'm not and never have been pretty, but aspire to have style.
    Unfrumped, please join in and see what happens. I agree that this is a nice change from black and grey.

  • Sterling replied 3 years ago

    I love the color combination.  It literally takes my breath away.  

  • torontogirl replied 3 years ago

    I love the fit of those pants on you - very nice!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Sterling. The colors were unexpected and cheerful. I wasn't sure the cardi would look ok with the bright pants.
    Torontogirl, the jeans are a roomy fit, so quite comfortable. My skinny legs mean that even skinny jeans are often a loose fit. I'm glad that you think these look ok.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Bright, cheerful,and fab!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Shevia

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Wow, so lovely to see those colours on you.
    You look great and I look forward to following the challenge over the next month.

  • shedev replied 3 years ago

    I like your orange outfit. Very vibrant. Those are great shoes.

  • smittie replied 3 years ago

    I love the color combination. It's funky and flattering!

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    I'm a new member and am really enjoying these WIW posts. You did a wonderful job interpreting Angie's capsule. Looking forward to more of your posts.

  • Janet replied 3 years ago

    Really pretty color combination, Joy! And so nice with your coloring. I wish I wore orange tones better, but I enjoy this palette on you.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Kiwigal and Bonnie, you are very gracious. There are going to be failures this month, but I will appreciate your thoughts.
    Shedev and skit tie, all that brightness is out of my comfort zone, but I did enjoy wearing these on a gray day.
    Janet, you are right. Tomato, orange and coral reds are some of my best colors when I want to get away from neutrals. I wish I could wear purples, olive and dark teal better. Some are ok but not my best.

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colours, Joy! I, too, just love the shoes :)

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