We’ve seen how useful a column of color can be, so let’s build another one by adding a pant to blend with the tan faux suede cascade jacket. It mixes easily with the navy shell and all the same accessories.
Now let’s see what else we can do with those “outside columns” – the skirt +topper and pant+topper. And don’t overlook the chance to make another column by pairing your navy topper with dark-wash jeans.It’s a piece of cake to layer any shirt, blouse or shell under the topper to make a new outfit. Leaving the front edges of the topper slightly apart creates an elongating vertical band of the under color. (That’s only a good strategy if the topper fits well enough that you COULD button it if you chose to. Otherwise it will just look too tight and that’s never attractive.)
The geometric scarf gives you a road map for color combos – clearly suggesting the red and coral shells to work with both column colors. And of course it’s the link to make the combos appear connected.
Notice, too, that the shells happen to match the red and coral toppers we used in lesson #2. That’s the new version of a twin sweater set – and over and under-layer top in a matching or blending color. Buying items in pairs like that – I call the “two’fers” – is a valuable wardrobe stretching tactic.