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How to Colour Curate your Wardrobe

How to Colour Curate your Wardrobe

If you are after a well-curated, colour-coded capsule wardrobe this one is for you.

Choosing wardrobe colours might be a bit daunting especially if you are new to the whole capsule wardrobe concept.

But all it takes is a bit of determination and a good will to purge.


1. Decide on two NEUTRALS for your wardrobe

Build the foundation of your wardrobe on a couple of neutral colours that flatter your skin tone. For me, that’s black and white. Streamline your basics in those two colours and make sure you keep that palette in mind when you are shopping. A classic tee, a button up, a tailored blazer, a pair of well made trousers.. Items that you can seamlessly mix and match unceasingly.

2  Decide on 2-3 accent colors.

After getting your basics right and having a cohesive foundation, expand your wardrobe with two or three accent colours to add interest and variation to a neutral heavy wardrobe. Think of the shades that make you happy, what works well with your skin, hair and lifestyle. For me, that’s blush-pink and a few metallic pops, like silver and gold. The typical formula that works for a lot of people is to use accent colours with their accessories. That’s not the case for me. I love wearing black and white but if I find a gorgeous perfecto jacket in silver, I would be more than happy to incorporate it into my wardrobe.  So my advice is that if you find a piece that fits into the larger framework of your wardrobe, go for it! It’s all about flexibility and proportions that will work for you, and you only, in order to simplify your life and look amazing, while you’re at it.


Fast Fashion might be tempting and accessible but it’s not worth it in the long run.

Be part of the solution and opt for sustainable brands. They might be a bit more expensive but instead of purchasing five items of lesser quality that will look awful after a few washes, invest in one high quality, luxe piece that will see you through season after season. Last but not least, consider second-hand fashion, when it comes to designer pieces. Keep an open mind and you might stumble upon the sold out piece you were after in the perfect colour for your capsule collection.

Are you inspired to colour-curate your wardrobe? I’d love to hear from you!







  • Kelsey
    Posted at 01:06h, 04 March Reply

    These are great tips! I appreciate the tip about avoiding fast fashion. I’ve been trying to learn about ethical brands and invest in higher quality clothing. And color curating will make it a lot easier for me to decide what to wear 🙂

      Posted at 11:11h, 04 March Reply

      I feel the same way! I can’t be bothered with too many options- less but better 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  • Beverly McLeod
    Posted at 17:45h, 22 March Reply

    Love LOVE this idea. I have a LOT of black in my closet, it is a hairstylist staple, Love your blog.

      Posted at 19:22h, 22 March Reply

      I can totally relate! My mother was a hairstylist, she used to wear black a lot, now that she’s retired she experiments with colour 🙂

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