In The Style Sanctuary this month we’ve been discussing colour. Colour is such an individual thing – some of my clients love a riot of colour and pattern in their wardrobe whereas others much prefer understated neutrals.
Whether you’re drawn to bright, bold, shades or live in black currently, understanding which colours work best for you is transformational in terms of how you dress and shop. For starters it makes shopping so much easier as you can visually identify which areas of a store to focus on as soon as you walk in. Not only that, but when you understand which colours work best you, you can ensure variety and versatility within your wardrobe much more easily.
Whether you’ve had your colours ‘done’ or not, it’s well worth considering what mix of colour you have in your wardrobe as we head into Spring. Colours often get brighter and bolder at this time of year and neutrals get lighter so having a wardrobe audit to see what you own colour-wise is a great idea before you hit the shops to ensure that whatever you’re buying fills a gap in your wardrobe rather than replicates an item you already own.
When assessing what you own, think about the following…
- Which neutral are you relying on the most? Are there any other neutral shades you could add in to create more interest in your wardrobe staples?
- What balance of neutrals vs colour do you have? (Ideally I aim for 50/50 with my clients)
- If you feel you’re lacking in colour but aren’t drawn to wearing lots of bold shades or pattern could you look at accessories as an alternative way to add some pops to give more neutral outfits a lift?
The reason we’re focusing on colour in TSS this month is because the Spring collections are now in-stores and with them a wealth of new colour trends that are likely calling out to be added to your wardrobe.
As with any purchase, I only advise taking the plunge if…
- It mades you fill fabulous
- Can be worn in several ways with items you already own
- Fills a gap/replaces an item in your wardrobe
I’m not a huge advocate of following trends and much prefer to steer my clients towards an individual personal style that reflects their personality and lifestyle rather than wearing what everyone else is buying.
With that being said, colour trends are worth buying into if they fall in your colour palette and the item fulfils the criteria I’ve listed above.
So for this week’s blog I’m talking about one such colour trend, lime green, with advice on who it suits best & how to incorporate it into your wardrobe. If you’d like a full breakdown of my key colour trends advice for this Spring you can sign up for a seven day free trial of TSS by hitting this link.
Pictured left: COS High Neck Midi Dress
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