I have been acquiring clothing that is only flattering with my personal coloring. I find that my wardrobe is more cohesive color-wise because of this strategy.
My wardrobe now consists of neutrals in the brown, beigh, navy (denim) and black groups. The colors I have fall into turquoise, teal and green color group,orange, rust and gold color group and purples. I have many basic pieces in the gray and black from before I decided that black isn't really all that flattering on me. I kept them because sometimes black is a great background for the other colors. I also own a bunch of beigh, camel and tans but they are more in the summer hot weather fabrications.
The other reason I do this is because I sometimes have closet orphans and when I sort my clothes I can easily identify them.
I then sort my scarves similiarily into color groups.
After all of this sorting I then can see where I need to fill in my wardrobe.
I discovered a purple dress I bought last Christmas 2011. Yep I haven't worn it since then. Well I recently bought a tweedy jacket with the purple tones in it. So I popped that jacket over that dress and Voila new life for the dress.
So here are some of my purple pieces and looks.
|close up of the fabric in the jacket|