In the Spring, I had Pastel Ice Cream Sundae and Vintage Garden Party, which included a color scheme of pink/mint/white/lilac/mocha and cobalt/hot pink/coral/navy/neon/black. Textures and patterns were polka dots, pastel plaids, floral and seersucker. Some key purchases were a cobalt Celine bag, neon pink watch, hot pink blazer, mint patent loafers and pink glitter Miu Miu sunglasses, among other items. My board for the season is here.
I already have a pretty full board for Fall/Winter 2012. The first theme is Chic Schoolgirl.
This theme uses black/white/grey/silver/gold/taupe/creme/pink with contrasting collars, cap-toe mary janes, houndstooth and polka dots. There's lots of shine, glitter, sparkles, and bows. Sweet with a bit of naughty.
I've found a great contrast collar sweater dress, a silver sequin skirt, Miu Miu silver glitter heels, a cat ear pearl headband, chunky sparkly necklaces and long opera pearls. Simple black Converse and charcoal over-the-knee socks will be mixed in too.
The second theme is Deep Woods Floral. This theme is romantic, lush and misty. Deep burgundy, moss, smoke, emerald green, navy, dark brown and red. Woodsy florals, distressed finishes and sueded textures make for a very touchable and cozy look.
Tall boots with ruffles, an arrow necklace in sliver, a bright red maple leaf fascinator and gold tassel loafers are going to make repeat appearances over the next few months.
I think of these themes almost as the flip sides to each other. One is cool and crisp and playful. The other is warm and embracing. I like to have variety as I never know how I'm going to feel, who I'm going to want to be.
I've switched out my closets for the new season. It's now officially Fall.