Hello, Darlings! Today’s Topic is Know Your Best Colors. There are several steps to building a capsule wardrobe and today we are talking about color. You want your closet to be filled with your best and favorite colors, that you will love wearing, and will go with each other. It somewhat reminds me of the childhood clothing company Garanimals. Pick the matching animal and you know it will go together.
Know Your BEST Colors
It is important to know your BEST colors. This will help you pair down your capsule wardrobe. Wearing only colors that you know will look good with your skin, eyes, and hair makes it easier to shop. Knowing what does not look good on you and why keeps you from wasting money on clothing you will never wear.
Time To Find Out Your Best Colors
Where To Get Your Colors Analyized?
This is the tricky part. I used a company called House of Colour to do an in-person color analysis using draping. In the late 90’s I used the company Color Me Beautiful for an analysis. House of Colour uses a seasonal approach -Winter, Spring, Summer, or Autumn. Color Me Beautiful uses a tonal approach -Clear, Cool, Deep. In the end, it does not matter as long as you know what looks best
In-person draping is the best method for analysis, but according to where you live, that may not be possible. There are other companies besides these two. So a little research and or travel may be needed. I had to drive over 2 hours to Atlanta to do my consultation. I made it a fun trip with my daughter.
Ultimately, trust your instincts. Knowing if you are cool tone or warm tone is one of the easiest ways to pair down your color palette. It is simple to drape at home a bright white towel, or beige pillowcase to see which one looks the best, making your skin look brighter.
After your consultation and analysis, you should come home with a wallet or fan with your color range and BEST colors. Know that the selections they give you are not the only colors you can wear. You can wear lots of colors as long as it harmonizes with the selection of colors given to you by your consultant. So many colors, shades that is it hard to match perfectly, look for harmony.
If you get this right, you should be able to mix and match your colors, creating interesting outfits that will look great with your skin tone, hair color, and eyes.
Know Your BEST Metals
Knowing what metals look best on you will help you with jewelry selection. Gold, Bronze, and Rose Gold are best for those women who have a warmer skin tone. While Silver, Platinum, Gunmetal, Pewter, and White Gold work best for women who wear cooler colors.
Creating A Basic Color Palette For Your Capsule Wardrobe Using Your BEST Colors
This is my basic capsule wardrobe color palette. But, I will add other colors within my Winter Color Palette to create some seasonal differences and add variety.
Adding Prints That Work With Your Color Palette
Animal prints are a great way to add variation to your wardrobe. Find your BEST animal prints. I like a “cooler” leopard print and zebra. For me, it is the background that helps give it contrast. Now it becomes almost neutral, going with all my colors in my Color Capsule Wardrobe Palette.
Another way you can add variation to your wardrobe is by choosing prints. Now, many people struggle with prints. I struggle with prints for various reasons, including my own personal style. If you have trouble with prints, consider “trying them out” on a scarf.
A good “rule of thumb” for selecting a print, is that the majority of the print needs to be in your color palette. For me, I like my printed items to have contrast, meaning a white or black background.
Why have prints in your wardrobe? When we get to Outfit Building you are going to need some variation to create an outfit that feels complete. A couple of print pieces will give you that variation.
Using Your Personal Color Palette As A Buying Guide
Putting All The Elements Together To Create The Perfect Wardrobe
It is important to take into account all elements when putting together the perfect wardrobe. We want our clothes to be body type appropriate, in our BEST colors, that work in our own personal style, and lifestyle. When we get all these key elements correct, we can build a functional capsule wardrobe that will save us time and money.
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Coming Soon- My Soft Classic Style
Enjoy reading your posts!
Nifty 50 Fabulous
Thank you, Bonnie! I am trying to put out relevant content that my readers will enjoy.
Hope you have a great weekend,
I am enjoying your website having seen your posts in the KW Color Group. Your posts here are fun and informative!
Nifty 50 Fabulous
Thank you, Rebecca! I am glad you are enjoying them. I am trying to share some of the many lessons I have learned on my fashion journey. More to come soon!
I just found your website. It’s so informative and helpful. You’re so adorable,Regan! What great pictures.
Nifty 50 Fabulous
Thank you Melissa. I hope to add more soon. Lots of learning over the past year on style and learning and understanding your personal style.