Color coordinating your wardrobe is not as difficult as it may at first seem and once you have mastered the art of mixing and matching colors you could be well on the way to giving your wardrobe a new lease of life without spending a single penny. It’s easy to start color coordinating your existing wardrobe and create new looks once you know how.
A simple way to begin is to start by researching color wheels; you can easily do this by searching for one on the internet. Color wheels show you which colors work in harmony with each other and are a simple tool for sorting out your clothing. Colors on the wheel that are next to each other will compliment each other well but if you are looking for a more dramatic look choose colors that are directly opposite each other on the wheel.
When it comes to color coordinating your wardrobe a good place to start is with neutral shades. Neutral colors include black, white, brown and beige, navy, olive green and grey. These are the colors that should make up the foundation of any wardrobe; they can be paired together or worn with brighter colors to add a splash of color to an outfit. Neutral colors are great for when you want to look smart, understated and classic, and are often used for work wear.
There is a rumor that Parisian women have a fashion rule that any one outfit should not feature more than three colors in order for it to look chic. While this may not need to be adhered to strictly it is wise not to overload on color too much. So, for example, if you are wearing a blouse that features three different colors it makes sense to choose one of those three colors as the basis for your trousers or skirt. You could choose shoes in the same color as your trousers or skirt or choose one of the other three colors from your blouse. Don’t forget you can also add flashes of color with your accessories such as your jewelry or handbag.
When it comes to color coordinating your wardrobe you will also want to think about the color of your hair and your skin tone. Colors worn nearest to your face are best chosen to flatter the tone of your skin and don’t forget that some hair colors will clash with certain colors. Of course this doesn’t mean that you should never wear certain colors you love but just remember to wear them as shoes, trousers or skirts and choose the most flattering shades to wear next to your face.