Here I am with a new post of the WARDROBE ARCHITECT 2015 CHALLENGE series to design and sew my own capsule collection. This time we are going to talk about colours: what are the main colours of my wardrobe? What colours make me feel at ease more? How can I classify them?
As the exercises of the week 5 of the #WAChallenge2015 suggest, I started looking over:
- The pictures I selected on Pinterest and pinned in my Core Style and Outfit I like boards
- The dresses into my wardrobe
and then I caught the colours thanks to an image and graphics editor and started to put them together.
For Pinterest it was quite easy… I only had to choose the pictures with the most representative colours and caught the colour.
In the second case, I instead took advantage of this opportunity to tidy my wardrobe up (as you know this is always a tragic experience! 🙂 ) and I took some pictures of the garments I mostly wear. In this way I could have a representative catalogue of colours I prefer to wear.
These are the main 20 colours of my wardrobe:
that I then classified in Neutrals, Nearly Neutrals (neutrals but with a more visual impact) and Statement colours (with a high visual impact), as the exercises of the week 6 suggest.
Giving a name to the colours was the most complex step, above all for some of them, since that a name is always relative. But it was necessary for me to give them a classification in order to keep them in mind. I used this website, suggested by a friend of mine, and I looked up on Google and Pinterest if I had doubts.
I realized to have a lot of neutrals and few statement colours, so I added three new colours to the “statement colours” list. Moreover I put Bordeaux in the “Nearly Neutrals” list, because it’s a nuance I like to wear (even if it’s not in my current wardrobe).
If you’re interested in colours that are going to be fashionable this year instead, here are some interesting links:
In next step we’re going to talk about solids and prints, my favourite part 🙂
See you soon for updates!