Consider your colors when you are building your wardrobe.
I know many people in our region tend to stick to neutral colors like different shades of whites, greys, brown and black with the occasional blues, burgundy and red.
I can never say enough that colors are nothing to be afraid of. Colors evoke so many emotions and can brighten your mood at times.
When choosing colors for your wardrobe it is important to consider the colors that go with your complexion.
Wearing the correct colors can help emphasize your personal coloring, make your complexion look and feel fresh, bright and young. However, wearing the wrong colors can make your complexion look dull, tired and even highlight darker under eyes, pores or wrinkles.
If you do not know your season, you can let me help you by analyzing your colors and providing you with a customized color palette with sample color combinations that fit your personal contrast (Let Me Help You section) – If you know your season but need the color palette of all the colors that suit your complexion I have customized seasonal color palettes that you can purchase from the shop to use as a base for your color selection while building your wardrobe or while shopping.
Once you have the colors that go with your complexion, pick the colors that suit your personal style. In other terms, we do not necessarily like every color that suits us; this is what differentiates each individual and plays to their uniqueness. So, pick your favorite colors from your personal color palette to build your wardrobe around them.
Lastly make sure these colors go together or can provide you with the maximum number of outfits so you know you are getting the best out of your pieces.
After you consider your personal coloring (palette) and your personal style, apply the following formula: Neutrals + Complementary Colors + Accent Colors + Metallics
- Your neutrals will serve as the base of your wardrobe as they are versatile and timeless
- Your complementary colors are the second part of your wardrobe but are less versatile and timeless than the neutral colors
- Your accent colors are what will make your outfit or a certain body area stand out. Your accent colors don’t need to be the brightest but definitely stand out in comparison to the other colors in your color palette
- Your metal colors can be accent colors or neutrals. They can add interest to your outfit or just complement an outfit to bring it full circle.
If you are like me, you would have different color palettes for different core wardrobes especially when your style for work is different than your everyday style or simply because you love a big wardrobe and your style depends on what your daily mood – That is totally fine as long as the pieces in each core wardrobe go together in terms of style and color. It is always a plus when you can mix and match also from different core wardrobes.
Finally, consider your personal contrast when you are putting an outfit together. Your personal contrast is the contrast between your hair, skin and eyes (mainly hair and skin though); and wearing the same level of contrast will definitely play to the benefit of your complexion.