Never has there been a better time to re-evaluate our wardrobes, we’ve been in hiding for a year now (yes it’s been a full year!) and when things resume to some kind of normal we will naturally want to reappear as our most confident selves.
Before hitting the shops either online or instore we Personal Stylists want to know what our client’s most flattering colours are, as this saves them both time and money. Via a Colour Analysis service, using specially selected drapes we work out what ‘Season’ they come under: Winter, Autumn, Summer or Spring. Each season has around 30 colours that fall within that palate and these are the colours we shop for, because we know they will bring out the best in them.
Within each of these seasons is a small range of colours called ‘Base’ Colours. Think of base colours as the building block of your wardrobe. People generally have key pieces in their wardrobe that they wear a lot of – jeans, coat, outer jacket, blazer, knitwear and trousers. These tend to be items we don’t mind investing in because we know we’ll be wearing a lot of them, so we definitely want to get them in the colours (and shape) they flatter us the most.
Once we know your base colours, shopping and owning a Capsule Wardrobe becomes effortless as we simply know what colours to avoid and which colours to buy. Here are the 4 key base colours for each season:
Winter – Black, White, Midnight Navy, Charcoal Grey
Autumn – Brown, Cream, Khaki, Marine Navy
Summer – Greyed Navy, Off White, Navy, Grey
Spring– Light Camel, Ivory, Tan and Navy
For example, if I’m buying a coat with my client, it’s going to be her investment piece so I will choose her one in her right base colour. I then buy her jeans, knitwear and trousers that are also in her base colours that will compliment her coat perfectly. These are her foundation pieces, we get them spot on before we have the fun selecting the other lovely statement colours within her season’s palate for her tops, dresses and accessories.
Unfortunately, the only way to work out what your base colours are is via a Colour Analysis Session. Please don’t do yourself the injustice by trying to work it out online; there’s a 50% chance you’ll get it wrong! Go to a professional Colour Analyst – trust me it will be the best investment you’ll make.