Figuring out “my” colours was a milestone in my sewing.
It started back in *cough* 2012 – I’d been sewing a few months, and Colette organised a Spring/Summer Wardrobe Palette Challenge. From there, it took a a bit more experimenting to come up with my personal wardrobe colour palette, which has be a constant part of my sewing ever since!
These colours still make up the header of my blog, and the vast majority of my clothes!
Here’s how that palette played out in 2013…
… and how it looks now!
Having a colour palette is helpful in a lots of ways:
- Figure out which shades are flattering. I realised that cool colours suit me best, and that I prefer vibrant jewel tones over pastels or deep shades.
- Decide what to stash. When I see jersey or a cute print in any of these colours, I know it’s worth buying! If it doesn’t fit my palette, then I usually walk away.
- Strategically fill in wardrobe gaps. If I see RTW or second-hand jeans or cardigans in one of “my” colours, I know they are worth buying.
- Easy to get dressed. When most things fit my colour scheme, it’s easy to mix and match!
It’s been a few years since I blogged about colours, but you can find all my posts in the header above under “Colour Palettes“. It’s a topic I love, so I’m planning to dust off a few classic posts and add some new things I’ve been thinking about since. Me-Made May feels like a good time to start, as we all reflect on the current state of our closets!
What do you think? Have you ever strategically planned your wardrobe, or figured out “your” colours? I’d love to hear how your colours have developed and changed over time!