To some the thought of wearing neutral colours is boring, but a successful wardrobe will always contain a number of neutral shades. When I say neutrals, I mean colours that never date and can be combined with many other shades to create endless outfits. In fact, those who embrace neutrals will probably have much smaller wardrobes than those whose wardrobes are full of bright shades. The reason for this is that fashion colours tend to come and go, so the mint green jumpsuit that was all the rage last year, might not see the light of day this!
Neutrals are so important as they form the basis of any wardrobe (as long as they are in your best shades) I tell my clients to buy the best neutral clothes items that they can afford; true investment buys that will have longevity.
Discovering your best neutral colours is key to creating a wardrobe that is not only versatile, but you will enjoy wearing. Black, white, grey and navy are the obvious shades that everyone recognises. But there are also far more interesting hues such as pewter, taupe, bronze, spruce and cocoa. For example, some one with a rich, golden look will find that moss is a key neutral that they can combine with terracotta, primrose and coral (and that’s just for starters!).
Someone with a very blended look (ie. very little contrast between hair, eye and skin tone – think Kylie Minogue), look particularly amazing in neutral shades, especially when combined together such rose brown and natural beige.
Of course, life would be very boring without pops of colour and whilst neutrals are important, they are building blocks for you to add to. Understanding how colour works on you will enable you to combine fashion colours with your neutrals for a flattering look. Get your neutrals right and you will find that a few on trend pieces are all that is needed to remain current each season. Great for sustainability & saving money! Let your Style Personality run riot with your fashion colours, but make sure they are your most flattering.
During a Colour Analysis, I show you your neutral shades and explain how to combine these with your best accent colours. Of course, you will receive a personalised colour wallet containing your very best shades to help you along your way. Sound Good?
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