Adding Color To Your Wardrobe

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Adding Color to Your Wardrobe.

Ask someone with the instinct to put together a stunning outfit why those colors work and they might answer, ‘they just look good together’.  Even when we’re successful, we may not know enough to explain why it works.Mannequins_04-25-12 For most people matching different colored items is hit or miss. Store mannequins, catalogues, and some sharp dressers can show you what a matched outfit looks like.  But it is hard to translate that experience into knowledge of how you can put an outfit together on your own. That is a shame because color theory for fashion can be easily taught and learned. There are some basic concepts that can be easily changed into logical guidelines and rules (see Color Theory 101). Like everything worth learning it requires some practice, but it is really not that hard.  You can learn enough on your own to make a huge difference in how you buy and how you wear clothes. dark-green-tea-and-tulips-dress-yellow-tea-and-tulips-blouse_400 2   In an earlier blog I introduced the metaphor of a color bloodline to explain why certain colors match.   For instance, a shared color bloodline explains why green goes well with yellow.  Parent yellow and parent blue make offspring green.  The shared color bloodline makes the parent and offspring a natural match.       Red and yellow make orange.  Since orange is the offspring it will match well with either the red or yellow. NanetteRunway-7There are many other factors to consider when matching colors like warm and cool colors, complementary colors, color intensity, ratio of one color to another, texture,  etc.   Whether you can match colors by instinct or by mimicking what you see it’s all good. But when you understanding why the colors in the outfit work you will have the added confidence to create and explore new combinations in your wardrobe.  And knowing how the color was created will give you the big picture of what you need to know.

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How to quickly put an outfit together.

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 Reaching into your closet, how many times have you asked yourself – Which pants look great with this top?  What else can I wear with this skirt?

imagesThere are a number of ways to address this problem.  One way is to hang your clothes together as outfits.  However, an item in one outfit may also work well in another outfit so it isn’t practical to hang all the variations together. In addition, most people end up hanging their clothes by category; pants with pants and shirts with shirts etc.

So, with a closet full of clothes, how can we quickly remember the different combinations that keep out outfits looking fresh and distinct?

Some people take pictures of their outfits and some use an app with their smart phone or computer to create a photo library.  But both of these methods take time and require you to look away from your clothes.

A better and quicker solution would be one that tells you instantly what matches while you glance through your wardrobe without needing to access something else to get the answer.  MyClothingHelper will do just that. matching skirt, blouse, sweater

Now, without having to hang your outfits together, and without referring to your smart phone, computer, or a photo booklet, you will know instantly how everything matches by just looking at your clothing.

 

 

How it works:

IMG_0732Using the 24 pack, place MyClothingHelper on the hangers of the items you want to match. The ribbon on MyClothingHelper is numbered 1-7.

Simply identify an outfit by labeling each item in the outfit with the same number. The 1s match with 1s, the 2s with 2s, etc.

For more great ideas on how to make the most out of your wardrobe click here.

 

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A Wardrobe Makeover that Will Keep Your Closet Neat and Trim.

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There are hundreds of closet organizing systems that help you neatly sort your wardrobe into smaller organized spaces. But this entry is not about how to reconfigure closet space. Instead, we want to focus on what you put in your closet, that is, how to create and best maintain a wardrobe.Mannequins_04-25-12

 

Whatever fashions appeal to you, it’s best to have a core outfit in mind when buying clothes. Unfortunately, most of us buy clothing on impulse rather than with a specific need in mind. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest look and it’s no surprise that we end up buying more clothing than we use. (See our Fool Proof Guide to Creating an Awesome Wardrobe)

To help reduce the clutter try keeping track of your clothes with MyClothingHelper.  MyClothingHelper is an easy way to organize your wardrobe.  It promotes good clothing care while saving you time and money.

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Think of your wardrobe as an evolving story that’s constantly changing. You create your story one outfit at a time. Learn what outfits make you look and feel good, expand on them, and edit out clothing you’re not sure of. You can use MyClothingHelper to organize your wardrobe and to know what clothes to donate.

Forget for a moment that you have a closet full of clothes. Imagine instead a complete makeover. Someone is going to buy you a new wardrobe if you can just first write down what you want and need.

Create your ideal core outfits by writing each down on a single sheet of paper. For example, the first outfit may include a blue jacket or sweater for a top with a pair of grey and tan slacks. Then perhaps a white, a blue, and a pink shirt, plus shoes and accessories. Use any and all resources to create these new outfits; memory, catalogues, magazines, and your present wardrobe. Create 5 core outfits per season.

 

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By starting from scratch you force yourself to be purposeful, direct, and efficient. You will find that there are many clothing items on your list that are not in your wardrobe. These are the items you should focus on buying. You will also find that there are many clothing items hanging in your closet that do not fit into your real or imagined wardrobe. Consider donating these clothes.

 

Keeping in mind your core outfits when shopping, ask yourself, “does this item compliment and expand any of my core outfits?” If not, “do I want to start a new outfit with this item?” If the answer is “no”, don’t buy it. Focusing on your core outfits will prevent you from buying clothes that you rarely use, promote your fashion look, and keep you closet neat and trim.

 

 

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