HOME, LIVING, MOTHERHOOD, STYLE, WELNESS,

EDITING YOUR WARDROBE: THE COLOR PALETTE

EDITING YOUR WARDROBE: THE COLOR PALETTE

A big wardrobe struggle of mine has been either 1) getting lured by the sale rack or 2) feeling the need to have a lot of diversity in my closet. I’m trying to be much more intentional about any items I buy & cleaning out the pieces that no longer fit or fit my lifestyle. But beyond that I’m also embracing the fact that there are specific colors I am drawn to, look best in, & want to wear.

Part of my closet editing mission was to get a clear idea of what I want it to ultimately look like. I downloaded this free wardrobe planner from Un-Fancy to give myself a physical handout as a guide. And the idea of having major & minor colors plus accents gave me such a clear vision for how I want my closet to look that I had to share! Filling out this worksheet did not reveal anything shocking but rather gave me a strong sense of what I wanted in my clothes & will help me if I start to stray towards a bargain that I may regret later on!

 

First, the major colors. This is going to be the majority of your wardrobe & what I consider the “base” of your closet. Other pieces can be added on top, but these are going to be your yearly dependable outfits. I had created a Pinterest board for fall/winter inspiration (I’m planning on doing this again for the warmer seasons) & used that as a visual to confirm what my desired colors were.

My major colors were all the neutrals: cream/white, black, & navy. For me I think it makes sense to have a neutral base to then build on, especially since I tend to go for either timeless looks or preppy pieces.

The second part is your minor colors: the pieces that make up a smaller portion of your clothes but the shades that you reach for again & again. These are going to be the ones you play around with a bit more but don’t wear head-to-toe! My closet has kind of already been condensed to shades of reds, deep purples, & blush pinks. I think I look best in these & certainly feel my best in them!

Having a physical piece of paper in front of me when  I edit my clothes & then as a reminder when I shop is great as a constant reminder of the overall picture of my wardrobe. It also ensures that the pieces of clothing will be more likely to match with multiple pieces & I won’t be stuck with a wonky color that has nothing else to pair with!

Next week I’m going to be going over the accents, which are the fun additions to the closet!

0no comment
Kellie

writer

A lifestyle blog from an east cost girl!

Leave a Reply