How to Start Building a Capsule Wardrobe of Outfits to suit Your Colouring

The survey I sent out recently with my Friday Bulletin made one thing clear to me – how to create outfits from pieces you already have in your wardrobe and to suit your colouring was a frequent request. (Thank you to everyone who responded by the way – it has given me lots of insight into what you want to see more of)

I have taken two basic pieces in a neutral colour and shown you how you can create several outfits by adding an accent colour that’s right for you. Starting with a neutral means that you can add any of your accent colours and make those original two pieces go further. Adding some accessories, and in this case a cardigan, in either another neutral or accent that is in your palette makes the outfit both right for you and more interesting. When you are adding accents to your capsule wardrobe add two or three pieces of the same colour as I have done here. It “tells a story” and really pulls the outfit together.

I have then added a second top and pair of trousers which can be worn together or swapped in with the original two pieces to create four outfits. You can continue to build like this by adding in a new accent or neutral – just remember to add at least two pieces in that colour.

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

How to create a capsule wardrobe, colours to suit you

I’ve chosen pieces here that are either in the sale or are a good price already (another request for some more purse friendly options)

If you would like a more personalised colour analysis choose my Colour Dossier service.

Where to buy:
Neutral trousers // Neutral linen shirt //
Light – Cardigan // Beads // Print top // Pink trousers // Shoes //
Deep – Cardigan // Beads // Print top // Navy trousers // Shoes //
Warm – Cardigan // Beads // Orange top // Ginger trousers // Shoes //
Cool – Cardigan // Beads // Print Top // Lilac trousers // Shoes //
Soft – Cardigan // Necklace // Print top // Pink trousers // Shoes //
Bright – Cardigan // Beads // Print top // White jeans // Shoes //

Click on links above or images below to buy

 

2 Comments

  1. Sandra crick
    July 4, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Hi Maria, as a light and warm colouring I like the post where I can put outfits together. I purchased the coral Dickinson trousers and a few tops you recommended from Boden and Hobbs but I am not sure I should be wearing Coral. Can I ask which colour house you use as your colour analyst. I had my colours done by CMB but not sure I have the full spectrum of colours. I have bought clothing from Kettlewell as a light and this helps. I still struggle to put my outfits together when shopping. I am considering signing up to one of your services for Autumn. I am a recently retired 54 year old and trying to build a new capsule wardrobe. Many thanks. Sandra

    • Maria
      July 5, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Hi Sandra, Thank you for your comment. I did originally train with CMB many years ago and I do follow their colour categories but when I do a colour dossier I refine them for the individual client. If you were analysed as Light and Warm, Coral would be right for you as it isn’t too dark and it is a warm colour. If you have bright eyes your colouring would be Light, Warm, Bright which takes it to the third level (it sounds like you just had the first 2) and your palette would include coral. If your eyes are softer then Salmon would be better close to your face but you could still wear coral it wouldn’t be wrong like a fuchsia pink would be. I would love to help you create a capsule wardrobe, it sounds like you already have some pieces in your wardrobe that work but that you need items that will pull those together to create outfits so we could include some of your good pieces in a new capsule. Let me know if I can help any more. 🙂