Thinking about clothes colours
|I'm still not bored of this outfit. You'll see it again this summer.|
Why? Not enough things to wear it with.
In my goth days pretty much everything I had was black, and everything that wasn’t went with black, so I never really had to think about the colours in my wardrobe. When I started knitting, I found I invariably honed in on the teals and turquoises. And since then I’ve amassed a kaleidoscope of clothes, but I don’t own as many as a lot of bloggers and often struggle to find things that match in terms of colour and ‘mood’. (Yeah, my clothes have moods. Hippie mood, witchy mood, smart mood, space-age mood…) One solution would be simply to buy more clothes so I have more to choose from, but I’m not sure that’s a good plan. I don’t have space for them, and I don’t need them. What I need to do is make sure any new acquisitions or makes fit around the existing ones, that they match in colour and mood.
|Liberty Jude fabric. I'd wear all these colours.|
|Hippie holiday clothes. Yeah, navy...|
Teal, turquoise and green are oddities as these cover most of my clothing moods. I probably have more actual vintage incorporating one or more of these colours than anything else. However, I do have a few garments in these shades that I’ve hung onto because ‘they’ll do’. I also have a lot that doesn’t fit. And my greens are mostly dresses or tops – that’s where the black trousers get dragged in. No more! My 2019 Make Nine includes some skirt ideas, so let them be, or contain, green or turquoise!
There are a few outliers in the wardrobe – a grey and pink skirt, grey knits – but I’m not planning to get rid of them. I will, however, be wary of buying/making any more in those colours or yellow. I’ve got brown accessories and tweeds but no daywear; that’s a gap to fill in.
So there’s sort of a plan in there: prints containing black or brown, solid greens and turquoises. That’s good? This weekend the plan will go right out of the window anyhow as I'm hoping to make my rocket top (MORE DARK BLUE).
I know loads of bloggers are way better at combining colours than me. Do you have a lot of clothes? Or a lot of a few particular colours?