Show Your True Colours

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop (on sale!) similar here & lighter version here |Jacket: old, but similar on sale here & also this one is on sale! | Shirt: J.Crew (on sale, also have the black gingham – love both) | Shoes: Michael Kors, Old, but similar here on sale! Purse: Louis Vuitton also like this & this  is a steal! | Sunglasses: Gucci (old) similar here & here

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of summer. It still hasn’t warmed up to summer temperatures here in eastern Canada, but I am enjoying these temps nontheless. It’s not too cold or too hot! Perfect for walks with Elle & Sadie. Great for dining al fresco! Plus, I love that I am able to layer my clothes. I feel the layering effect really gives an ensemble substance, which is beneficial to style and image in many ways, but I will save that topic for another blog, another day. Today, I’m talking about the importance of knowing your true colours!

Has anyone ever said to you, “that is your colour,” or, “that colour looks so good on you.” Hearing that is music to our ears – right? It means that the colour compliments our skin tone, hair and eye colour, which makes us pop and stand out! Knowing what colours suit you, not only ensure you always glow and look your best, but it also makes shopping, dressing and even packing for a trip SO much easier.

This jacket I’m wearing in today’s blog is one of MY colours! My closet consists of ALOT of this warm red in various shades and garments. I love how the colour makes me feel! It flatters my complexion and it works well with so many other colours in my wardrobe. I tend to sport a slightly more coral version on my nails during the warmer months too, because again, it looks great with my skin tone and also tends to work with majority of my spring/summer wardrobe. It also doubles as a perfect pop of colour!

When you know what colours look best on you, it helps you steer clear of wasting money on wardrobe pieces that do not serve you. This simplifies your shopping process, because you will be less overwhelmed and reduce the likelihood of impulse purchases (thus saving you money). When you’re getting dressed, having colours you know work for you in your wardrobe, will make looking good and feeling confident so much easier. Also, when packing for that next trip and trying to keep your luggage light, having a closet full of your best colours will allow you to easily create colour capsules. These allow you generate different looks by mixing and matching the same pieces.

So, if you really want to simplify your wardrobe (and your life!) and feel your best, start with understanding the colours that work best for you. A great place to begin is looking at the colours you tend to be most drawn to, then ensure these colours also flatter your colouring. Recall some of the colours you were wearing when receiving compliments. Then build your wardrobe around these (including some neutrals of course).

If you want help with this or your wardrobe – check out my image consulting services at Requisite Consulting for more information. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

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