My thoughts on colour in fashion are quite well known to regulars around here. If you’re new and haven’t had a chance to read my book, let me share those thoughts with you now … before I take you through the 2018 autumn-winter colours you might want to add to your wardrobe.
Like everything I advise here, I want you to think about YOU. What makes you tick? In anything you wear, you should be honouring that person and resisting the urge to be a cookie cutter version of someone you think you should be.
How you present yourself to the world really does start with clothes. See this as your daily opportunity to give others a glimpse of what you’re about.
This is why I don’t subscribe to the notion that we HAVE to wear colour. If you feel more confident in neutrals because that’s who you are, then wear the neutrals. Conversely, if your personality comes alive in colour, do not let me stop you having a riot with it.
I’m also not an image consultant who prescribes set colours for you based on what “season” you are. I respect the work of these consultants but it’s not for me. I have a enough rules that I have to follow in my life. I don’t need them in my wardrobe.
Instead, I offer you guidelines and suggestions for you to try to see if they are a fit for you … because trying new things is always a way to keep things fresh. The more you try and understand what is a good fit for you, the more you’ll be wearing clothes that honour who you are.
When it comes to colour, have a look in your wardrobe right now. Which colours do you see the most of? That’s the best indication of what colours appeal to you and work for your style personality.
It doesn’t mean you have to stick to those colours but noting what is there should give you permission to say, “I know what I like to wear and what I wear makes me feel confident”.
Me? If you stepped into my wardrobe (or scrolled back through my Instagram feed), you’d find a whole lot of black, white and blue. And then, every so often, when the mood or the occasion takes me, I go “peacock” (as my friend Saskia likes to note). That’s my style personality. I mostly feel confident in neutrals but I don’t mind bursting out a bit of colour to surprise others and even myself.
Now, that we have the preliminaries out of the way, let me take you through a little show and tell as to what colours are dominating for autumn-winter 2018. The thing you’ll notice with fashion colours is that these days there’s not a huge transition from one season to the next. Or one autumn-winter to the next. What you’ll see are some slight variations.
This is a good thing because you may just have one or two of these colours already in your wardrobe. Incorporating them again into your weekly outfit planning will give your outfits a fresh update for the season ahead.
So tell me, do any of these colour speak to your style? What colours would I most find in your wardrobe?
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For some, clothes might seem a superficial path to confidence but for the women in the Styling You community, we understand what we wear can affect us on a deeper level. Sometimes clothes might be an armour or a motivational pick-me-up. I know they can be for me.
I work from home – ducking out for meetings during the day – so, in theory, I don’t need to dress up for my job. I learned, however, that the days I did make a bit of an effort were the days that I was more productive. It’s like pulling on a “confidence” uniform to get sh&*t done. Does that work for you too?
So, now I plan out my work-day outfits in advance and I show the women in the Styling You community through my Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style programs how to do that too. I show my “Capsulers” how to create a wardrobe that works for them and how to shop mindfully for any new additions. It’s not about me setting strict rules, it’s about providing guidelines for you to create looks that work for your personality and lifestyle. You know my thoughts on style rules, don’t you? Forget them and make your own. It would be very boring if we all dressed the same.
I get to really know more about the women in this fantastic community through these programs and they get to know and support each other in a way that is rarely seen on the Internet these days. Amen to the sisterhood, I say.
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