Turn This China Pattern Into an Outfit

September 4, 2013 | By | Comments (2)
Photos: Robbie Caponetto

Photos: Robbie Caponetto

Southern ladies love to put their best foot forward, whether it’s with their clothing or their table setting. With that in mind we dreamed up our new style column “Turn This China Pattern Into an Outfit.” Each installment we take inspiration from a beloved dinnerware design and transform it into an au courant outfit. First up, Woodland by Spode (available at North Carolina-based replacements.com), which has a country sophisticate vibe that translates well into a wardrobe. Don the chic clothing and accessories this autumn and you’re sure to be a fashion plate!


Tortoiseshell Glasses
The Hermione specs (in Cognac Kyoto) convey the perfect preppy vibe. $85; fluttereyewear.com

Classic Watch
Why ruffle (pheasant) feathers? A chic time-piece ensures you’re always punctual. Modern Originals Classic Round (T2P237) by Timex, $70; nordstrom.com (Available October 2013)

Quilted Riding Vest
It instantly adds a bucolic vibe. $99; llbean.com

Ruffled White Blouse
The feminine collar of the Elizabeth brings just the right romance to a crisp white shirt. $195; emckay.com

Derby Plaid Skirt
A wide check in moody tones makes the Baton skirt refined, not rustic. $238; evafranco.com

Earthy Fragrance
Déclaration by Cartier’s blend of cardamom, bitter orange, and cedarwood evokes an autumn day at a country retreat. $75; sephora.com

Pearl Earrings
Like the china pattern, these studs by Carolee are thoroughly timeless. $40; belk.com

Leather Clutch
The supple calfskin Winnie bag by Lauren Merkin includes two interior pockets for your phone and keys. $250; 713/622-1331

Maroon Nail Polish
Lost on Lombard makes for a bold fall/winter mani. Wear it till the daffodils bloom. $9; opi.com

Sleek Riding Boot
The equestrian essential gets a glamorous upgrade with gold accents. $298; cwonder.com

Which China pattern do you want to see as an outfit next? Send your ideas to style@southernliving.com.


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  2. Susan ~ Designs of Home

    This is such a great idea. So many pretty things in our home, that we can use for outfit inspiration !

    September 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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