If you’ve been to Color Me Pretty before, you’ve probably figured out what Season Type you are. If you haven’t – now is the time to do so.
Once you know which colors complement your complexion, you can easily optimize your existing wardrobe. You’ll be making the best out of what you already own with your newfound color knowledge.
In these four steps I’ll show you how to revitalize your wardrobe and start making outfit choices that flatter your color type.
1. Take Stock Of What You Have
Pull things out that are hiding in the back of your closet, lay out everything where you can see it. You may rediscover pieces you LOVE or laugh at things you can’t believe once wore. Either way, you probably have a lot more clothes than you thought.
2. Pick Out Clothes With These Two Simple Rules
RULE #1: Clothes worn close to your face (i.e. tops, scarfs, sweaters, jackets, dresses, jewelry) must fit within your seasonal color palette.
Color analysis is all about finding what shades work best with your skin tone, hair shade, and eye color (AKA everything on your face). So it’s important for pieces that come in contact with your face to match your season type.
RULE #2: If it’s not near your face – anything goes! When it comes to pants, skirts, shoes and anything else you may wear on the bottom of your body, any color will work. These articles of clothing are too far from your face to have any impact on your complexion. Color wise, they just need to be in harmony with the rest of your outfit.
3. Get Rid Of The Rest
This step is hard for some. Getting rid of clothes can be grueling – you probably spent a lot of time picking them out! You may have some great pieces that are just totally not right for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to give away clothes to friends who are a different Season Type than you. Or you could donate your clothing to a local shelter, and make someone in need very happy.
Just remember that in the long run, it’s for the best. You likely won’t even remember clothes you remove from your closet once they’re gone. And it will feel so good to get some clutter out of your space. Plus, after you get rid of stuff that doesn’t work for you, you’ll have a better sense of what your wardrobe is lacking.
4. Create Some Outfits
If you have time, pick out a few outfits that you absolutely love. This will set you up for the rest of week, and help get you excited about the options in your closet.
The best part of this whole process will be getting dressed the next morning. Since your wardrobe is now optimized to uniquely flatter you, picking out an outfit every day will be a breeze. You’ve eliminated any chance of grabbing a shirt or dress that looks wrong on you. Only beautiful options left!
If you have yet to figure out what your ideal color palette is, I am here to help. Check out my Personal Color Advice so you can get started on organizing a wardrobe to perfectly suit you.