One thing that will make you love your wardrobe more
The one thing that plays a big part in how you feel in your clothes: their colour.
The advice out there makes you feel like you need to check off all the colour boxes: a red dress for looking your most smouldering, bright colours for spring, dark colours for winter, black for looking classy, and neutrals because you just "need" them.
But, colour has a big impact on how we feel. And few of us feel our best in all the different types of colour—those brights, neutrals, blacks, whites, and everything else we are suppose to use for specific purposes.
While at H&M the other day, I was trying on a cardigan that came in grey and in burgundy. Some well-intentioned fellow shoppers and strangers watched me try on both and told me how great I looked in the burgundy. And the sales lady talked about how “in” burgundy was.
I’ll admit against the burgundy my green eyes might have shone a little greener, my hair might of looked a little brighter—but the grey is what I went home with—because that's the one that makes me feel how I want to feel.
Colour can do a lot of things—but the main thing it does is make us feel. And when you love the colour you’re wearing, you’re a whole lot likelier to love the outfit you’re wearing. When you buy the colours you like instead of the colours you “need” your wardrobe starts to feel a whole lot more wearable.
So when you feel the urge to buy the colour you don’t have, instead of the colour that already fills your closet, I argue for the colour you truly love and want to wear. Regardless of what's already in your closet.
Even if you end up with a closet full of different shades of purple—as you experiment with mixing them together, you might see that you didn’t need those neutral colours you were supposed to have.
P.S. Is colour matching something you'd like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments below.
With love + a wardrobe full of grey,