Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Warm a Khaki? A Warm Autumn Dilemma

Once I was sure that I was a warm autumn leaning deep and not, in fact, a soft autumn or a deep autumn, I promptly quit playing with high contrast and went back to medium, just as I said I would. This outfit has two of my favorite colors in it, orange and brown!


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But my eyes keep getting stopped by the khaki pants! One of these things is not like the other. Perhaps one of these things just doesn't belong? I think of khaki as a neutral color autumns can wear, but for warm autumns, I guess it needs to be, well...warm.

How does one go about warming a khaki? :)

Nina from Momma Go Round is under the weather (feel better soon!!) so no linkup this week with Real Momma, Real Style, but on Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.


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Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

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  1. I wear khaki and orange tops a lot. Maybe it's that gorgeous scarf that is making you question the look? Is it too much?

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    1. Hey, could that be what's throwing it off? I'll have to try it without the scarf. Maybe you're right, that that brings the element of warmth too far down on the scale.

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  2. Cute outfit! I see what you mean about the khaki and maybe in the future you could opt for the warmer shades when you buy (I am always surprised by the choices of khaki available and some are much warmer that others.) But i don't really think that shade of khaki looks bad with your outfit -- it is such a classic color that I kind of look past it to the top. I think that is true of a few basic pieces -- blue denim jeans, khaki, a black skirt. While maybe not ideal for a season, they are so basic that people almost don't notice them and you can work them in if you have them and they are otherwise flattering.

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    1. Hopefully, you're right, Ann, because I would hate to give them up completely. But I am going to keep my eye out for warmer versions, too.

      Lands End used to make a warmer version, and it was such a gorgeous color, I LOVED those pants. But alas, they shrunk after about a year or so of washings.

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  3. Perhaps a scarf in a caramel brown?

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    1. Hi Helen! That's a color I really love. I bet that would look good with it.

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  4. I am LOVING the burnt orange with the animal print:) You look Gorgeous! Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy
    www.candysclothescloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Candy!! I appreciate that. And thanks so much for dropping by and saying hello.

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