My first try at a colour scheme was the following selection of muted colours. I wanted to have a clear direction for my style and a limit to what I could include in my wardrobe.
A few months of experience later, I’ve decided to make some changes. I’ve discovered that bright hues suit my complexion better than grey shades.
So my updated palette above has more saturated versions of the same colours. I’ve also decided to remove the grey altogether and add a yellow tone instead.
Most of my clothes are in solid colours but I love to mix them with patterned pieces. For the sake of simplicity I’ve decided to limit myself to florals and polka dots. They’re my favourites and also suit me better than more rigid patterns like checks and stripes.
I think the easiest way to wear a pattern is to match the colour of either the background or motif with another garment or accessory. This is why I try to stay within my colour scheme when I buy clothes with pattern as well. I want my closet to contain interchangeable items instead of being a random collection of singular pieces.
From my wardrobe
My goal is to have a functional wardrobe and a style that reflects my personality. I don’t want to shop aimlessly or buy things that won’t fit into the bigger picture. What I really need is a coordinated collection of items that can be worn together in many ways.
I have three new year’s resolutions for my wardrobe in 2018:
1 Be creative: Learn how to wear what I already have instead of constantly adding new things. With a little inspiration from others I can test different styling ideas and find out what works for me.
2 Repair and maintain: Take care of my clothes and accessories so they last as long as possible. I plan to make it a monthly chore to fix items that are broken and alter pieces that don’t fit.
3 Buy second hand: My budget is limited and I can’t afford to spend too much money on new clothes. Etsy is my favourite place to look for vintage bags, belts and earrings.
Photo by Sandra Semburg
I want my wardrobe to be cohesive and my style to have a constant vibe throughout the seasons. I simply can’t afford to buy it all or bother with every trend. My colour scheme works as a guideline and gives me focus when I’m shopping.
Examples from my wardrobe
It’s also easier to create outfits when most of my clothes already go together. A balanced palette of matching and complementary shades enables me to create more outfits with fewer pieces.
Photo by The Style Stalker
Photo by Stockholm Streetstyle
Inspiration from Pinterest