Follow Just a little less's board Teal on Pinterest.
Hello. Today I've been working on streamlining my wardrobe (yes, again). As my wardrobe gets smaller it's becoming more necessary to consider the colour of each item I decide to keep. My aim is to limit the amount of colours in my wardrobe whilst still having multiple outfit options. Yes, I want the best of both worlds, a smaller wardrobe but a versatile one that allows me some pick and mix fun.
Some wardrobe organising experts, such as Miss Minimalist, suggest choosing one or two neutral base colours for trousers and skirts and several accent colours for tops and accessories. I think this is good advice but then which colours do I commit to? Isn't this the tricky bit? Some colours are in my wardrobe because they are classic such as navy others just because they make me happy such as my yellow bangles. But I know I still have too many colours in my wardrobe. Which should I choose?
Colour Me Beautiful has successfully helped many people to find which colours suit them but I personally their system hard to follow. Instead of fretting about my 'season' and then whether I'm 'cool' or 'warm' I simply hold a garment close to my face to see if it suits me. Some colours effortlessly lift my skin tone and others can instantly wipe out any hint of radiance. Another trick to choosing colours that suit you is to take notice of what other people with similar colouring to you wear and also how they combine colours.
Colour combining is a skill and requires confidence. A brilliant tip I picked up recently is to collect images of your favourite colour to create a Pinterest mood board of a favourite colour. The key though is to collect images not just of clothing but of anything in that colour and also to look for images that show your chosen colour alongside other colours. Natural images and cleverly styled interiors can be great inspiration for the colour shy.
Teal is one of my chosen accent colours and I already have clothes, jewellery and scarves in various shades of this colour. I'm hoping my teal board (or aqua or greeny-blue depending on your opinion) will help me to combine my teal items with other coloured garments that I own now or may buy in the future. I've discovered some great new colour combinations simply by putting this board together. It would also be fun to create a real colour mood board by cutting up magazine images.
Check out Kate Middleton in teal above and oh Beyoncé wore sparkling teal to perform at this year's Brit Awards. I'm off to release my inner diva!