When last we saw this aubergine tweed jacket, we were discussing the color of shirt one might wear with it. White seemed too bright.
Over the weekend, I paid a visit to Nara Camicie, the Italian boutique in San Francisco, where I found a fitted 3/4 sleeve blouse.
I love 3/4 sleeves for spring and summer. The Franco-Italian combination of tweed and stripes? Bonus points. And no, I wasn’t referring to my striped gray hair, but we’ll take our supporting aesthetic details where we can.
This is the kind of wild frivolity Quiet Dressers relish. Three colors at once! Blue and purple and brown! Also, pattern-mixing! Made me so excited I took a picture of my hand. Fortunately, a close up of the clothing tagged along.
The effect has me convinced that I’d also like a light brown tee. Do you hear me, Petit Bateau? Light brown! Get on it, please! Quiet Dressers everywhere, gasp in recognition. No one needs to know just how compelling we find these wardrobe tweaks. Next time I’m wearing the jacket and blouse with blue denim. Oh yes I am.
A series of small choices can have as much impact, albeit of a different tenor, as pops of color or exaggerated silhouettes.