Choosing Your Spring Wardrobe Colors
As you know, building a wardrobe is a process. You have to tackle adding to your wardrobe with a strategy and direction, so you don’t end up with a bunch of random pieces that you struggle to wear or aren’t easy to mix and match.
While it can seem like a daunting task, it’s not.
Aside from pinpointing your wardrobe needs and what to purchase, you’ll want to have a good idea of the colors to add to your wardrobe.
And this doesn’t have to be as complicated as you may think it is. Sure, there will be colors that you think don’t flatter your skin tone while other colors may make you feel like you’re glowing. I honestly, think this boils down to your personal preference. You can read as many articles as you want telling you NOT to wear specific colors because they WON’T look good against your skin, but that’s not entirely accurate. Why? Because we all have different skin tones and features -- so again, this will come down to what you prefer.
To start, you need your base colors. Your base colors will always be neutral toned because you need these pieces to easily mix and match with everything in your closet from those soft tones, bold colors to vibrant or muted prints. Your base colors make it easier for you to put together your outfits.
Every single one of my eBooks will highlight these base colors, as you’ll notice on each eBook page you’ll see that breakdown (pictured below):
So what does this breakdown actually mean?
Do you have to have all of these base colors to build your wardrobe?
Are these the only colors that will work?
Should you force yourself into a color, you don’t like because its a base color?
This breakdown is meant to provide you with guidance on adding in your neutral tones. With most of these neutral colors, there are different shades then, allowing you to pick the color that flatters your skin tone best.
Below is a breakdown of the different shades that all fall under your ‘base color’ breakdown. If a lighter shade doesn’t work for you, you can select a darker shade of the same color. Or, if there is a color you don’t like - then don’t add it!
It doesn’t need to be complicated. If you don’t like the color, move on from it. And it’s as simple as that.
From these neutral colors, you can select the base colors that you prefer.
Mixing In Other Colors
Each season, I release a collection of capsule wardrobe eBooks that help you to fill the gaps of your wardrobe and add to your neutral toned pieces. And while some of these eBooks will have preselected colors featured throughout, you can swap out those colors with the colors you like the best.
With your neutral toned pieces, you already have the base colors that will allow you to swap in any color or print and the colors that will enable you to easily mix and match your clothes.
To help with this, I have broken down the spring capsule eBooks, their preselected colors and different shades you can substitute in their place.
Yes, these are capsule eBooks, but they can easily be personalized and customized with the colors and prints of your choosing. This is why each eBook includes your base colors, so you can make that happen. You don’t need to force yourself into a color you don’t like just because it’s included. Swap out the color you don’t prefer with the color(s) you do!
Spring At Home eBooks accent color is a soft-toned, pastel pink. If this color isn’t your cup of tea, below are different shades you can use in its place:
Spring Work Capsule eBooks accent color is a bright yellow. Below are different colors you can use its place.
If you want to avoid pink and yellow altogether, then you are able to select the color(s) that work best for you. You can still put together the same amount of outfits and reference the outfit guide when getting dressed.
If you’re finding yourself getting hung up on all of these “do’s and don’ts” of fashion, remember rules are meant to be broken and instead go with what you like. Period. Allowing “rules” to dictate how to look and feel good will leave you feeling defeated, confused, overwhelmed and make getting dressed feel like a stressful task.
Remember, with your base colors you can add whatever color you want. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
If you’re struggling with adding your wardrobe basics, I recommend you checking out my Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook for guidance - available here. And if you’re stuck on where to start, check out this page - here.