22 Feb 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Style Dispensary- Session 2 Colour




Some of you may remember I promised in my last Style Dispensary session, a series of 3 posts focusing on pattern colour and texture, so this is todays post on colour.
I adore turquoise it summons up warm sandy beaches, tranquil havens, mexican jewellrey using the stone turquoise, it work beautifully with almost every colour you can think of, apart from I would argue black, as I feel black cheapens its ability to be a cool classy colour or a bright warm one. If  the truth be told I have always been a bit of colour magapie, which is probably why I love working as a Stylist. The tantalizing oppportunity to inject colours that work for clients into their Wardrobes and  help them create a Style that reflects their  personality creating a Stylish look is a great lure. I thought you might enjoy taking a sneak peak at the predicted colours for 2010 as forcast by pantone! I'm itching to know what your all time favourite colour combos are! I will use my favourite suggestion as inspiration for a outfit post, some time very soon, do please tell!!!


Madame could do with a colourful corsage non?


Colour evokes drama


Colour can help streamline your look and create a groomed feel, even on a tight budget!

Colour can pick you up and give us a energy boost emotionally, mentally and visually!
 My Top Tips For Colour Shy Girls!

1. Experiment with changing your base colour, i.e black for most women,which is not a easy basic to team with colour to grey, navy or chocolate.

2.Start by introducing small amounts of colour to your wardrobe/closet with, tight's, pump's a head band or bag.

3.Wear colours from the same family group, i.e different shades of green, for a well groomed look that is not difficult to achieve.Great for petites!

4.Feeling brave and you have height? Clash colours, no science involved for a dynamic look, i.e purple and yellow.

5. Remember colours of the same intensity/saturation will generally always work together.

6.Still finding it hard to loose your black wardrobe? Ease your way in by wearing prints, with little dashes of colour. 
Sxx 





                                

17 comments:

LyddieGal said...

I completely agree, black is such a tough base for color - red is pretty much the only color i'll pair with it.

But as for all the other neutrals, I go crazy - I love a bold mix of color and pattern!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh, I love color! Especially turquoise and all shades of blue.

Dream Sequins said...

I've definitely been easing into less of an all black wardrobe over the past year. It's been a learning experience!

Jaime said...

Great tips! :)

Kristin said...

A colored range??? Ummmm. Yes please!

Ellen said...

I always feel so blah in the winter, so yes, my wardrobe rotation usually consists of pieces that are black, black and um..black. Guilty as charged. I know it's a snooze--I really should start adding color in subtle ways. You've inspired me! Does navy count as color? I like navy..

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VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Great post!-)*


I adore almost all colors...
Whole life must be one colorful pice!-)))
Realy,good tips,

Tank you very much for share,

Love and hugs,

***VIoletta***

Erin said...

Just happened upon your blog and I think it's gorgeous...I've been reading through your posts and I love them all! I will definitly be back to read more...

Love love love,

Erin

xx

Blondie said...

I love those stoves! I have always wanted a retro kitchen. Thanks for the comments on my celebrity apologies post honey. Hope you are having a great day! kori xoxo

koralee said...

Oh thank you so much for these tips today....I am in need of a new spring dress or two. Our weather has been beyond beautiful these past few days. Love this post. Happy week to you my friend. xoxoxo

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Nina said...

Hi Sharon! This is such a great color tutorial!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Such an interesting post! I am extremely visual person, so, naturally, colors and pallets impact me in so many way. I would love to hear your take on color red. For several years now I want to purchase drammatic red gown, but afraid to do it thinking that for me (platinum blond) it would be too much!

Kitty M said...

Sharon - I have just emailed you from my hotmail account re the 6th March yippee :-) I hardly had any black clothes when I was in my twenties but it's started to creep into my wardrobe the past couple of years. I am addicted to pale pink/peach colours and always picking out creams as well, but love bright colours and patterns in the summer x

Jeanne said...

I stick to what people say looks good on me. Warm tones of blue with a bit of depth in them. Corals are a favourite too. Green, again warm but it has to be the right tone. I am in the spring colour chart. Colours make all the difference in how you look and feel. The trick is not to go over the top. Have to say I have lots of black too :)
Jeanne

PS have you ever put together a post on the 'colour me beautiful' concept and discussing skin tones that suit warm and cool skin tones? I find that it makes a big difference !

My Pssport to Style said...

Hi Jeanne,thanks for this flagging up this point, yes I have posted on skin tones.Although usually if women want a in depth tailored colour consultations I would advice then to come and see me.

Christina said...

Good advice! I have a hard time wearing colors because I'm afraid it'll look twee, but I think I'll try following your tips!

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