adding colour to your wardrobe

All too often we fall back on wearing black clothes not only because black supposedly goes with everything but because it is a dark hue. Dark shades recede and make a person look slimmer so it is understandable why many of us would want to wear black virtually all the time. Fashion merchandisers know all about the attraction of black clothing, and black garments are freely available in clothing shops. Other basic neutral shades like camel, brown, white, grey and navy are also popular due to their versatility but all this emphasis on monochromatic and neutral colour palettes can make for an awfully boring wardrobe.
Many people admit that they would like to add more colour to their wardrobe but they don’t know how. Admittedly, it’s easy to look like a hot mess if you don’t know how to blend colour into your wardrobe. Fortunately, there are ways to add colour with confidence provided you follow a few simple rules. The easiest way to learn how to work with colour is to hire a colour consultant to help you. These people use specific techniques such as the seasonal analysis system to help you to determine which colours suit you best. It is thought that everybody can wear any colour they wish but some shades naturally complement a person’s skin tone while others do not and this is wear the consultant can help.
Once you know what hues suit you best then you can begin adding colour to your wardrobe. If you are feeling tentative about doing this, you can start by purchasing a couple of scarves or perhaps some tops in the shades that suit you best. In any case, it is preferable at the outset to stick to a neutral shade for basics like pants, skirts and jackets and begin introducing accents in shades that complement the neutral. It is always a good idea to stick to shoes and handbags in neutral shades until you are experienced as a lime green bucket bag and purple kitten heels don’t go with much. Another easy way to wear colour is to don a dress and team it with neutral accessories just be sure that the print is not too ‘loud’ or you could end up looking like a walking florists’ shop. The same goes for busy multi-hued striped and primary shades which look cheap and dated. Stick with muted tones and you should be fine.
When you have become accustomed to wearing colour you can mix and match tones and hues, and even attempt a monochromatic palette where you wear varying tones of a single hue from top to toe.