New Additions to “Coastal Chic”

I was able to build nearly 2 dozen Coastal Chic looks from items I already owned, but I found even more options in my fabric collection just waiting to be transformed into additional coordinates …

About this time last year I stitched up my favorite mock-wrap dress pattern in a jersey floral print in shades of blue with black accents.  And I had a nice-sized remnant of the fabric remaining.  To my surprise, when I looked at the so-called “wrong” side, the softer version of the print’s colors were a wonderful blend with the chambray shirt and the aqua cardigan.  So a short-sleeved tee is in the works to add more outfit options to my grouping.

Last summer – inspired by a ready-made blazer I saw at Talbots –  I felt compelled to snap up some yardage in a cut-and-sewn patchwork of blue and green madras plaids.  But not quite compelled to get it sewn up.  Until now – that is – when it will make an ideal addition to my Coastal Chic capsule. Concerned that the seams in the fabric might get too bulky in the lapel/collar area, I found this blending light blue herringbone fabric for the facing/lapel/collar pieces.  It’s actually a men’s shirt – $2 at my favorite resale shop.

Not a sewing enthusiast?  Talbots has a new RTW version this summer.  Check it out HERE. ..

… and enjoy finding a Coastal Chic capsule you your own closet.

PS: I’m already noodling on ways to carry these same coordinates into additional combos for the cooler days that – I hope! – are just around the corner.



About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.

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