No messing around, here’s why you need to make 2017 The Year Of The Colour Analysis:
1 Because neutrals matter
Contrary to popular belief, colour analysis isn’t necessarily about wearing All The Colours (although of course it can be, if you want it to). Increasingly, there is a realisation among people who come to me for a personal colour analysis that knowing their neutrals is vital to putting together everything from a confident professional look to laid back minimalist chic to glamorous evening wear.
Knowing your neutrals is like baking the best possible sponge cake you can before getting onto the decoration – it makes a huge amount of difference to the finished cake (outfit) even if most people won’t notice it at first glance.
2 Because brights matter too
You’ve got the ‘cake’ part of your outfit sorted, but adding the right brights is the cherry on top. Wearing bold colours that really work for you, whether it’s a hint of a bright camisole or a full length scarlet evening gown, really makes an outfit head-turn-worthy.
3 Because saving money is always happiness inducing
Imagine a world in which you actually wear and love every single item in your wardrobe. A world in which expensive mistakes are a thing of the past and you can invest in well made garments knowing that they flatter you and will be happily worn for years to come.
4 Because looking amazing = feeling amazing
Knowing that you look your best and that you are dressing in a way that works with your own body, rather than some hypothetical ideal woman held up by the fashion industry, really will give you that indefinable inner confidence that you’ve always wanted. Counter-intuitively, it actually makes you less vain, because you can spend less time thinking about your own appearance and more time focusing on other people.
5 Because you can finally have the wardrobe you’ve always dreamed of
Even if you don’t aspire to having a teeny weeny capsule wardrobe (like yours truly), having a wardrobe where everything mixes and matches and you can actually use and love everything that’s in there is a goal of literally every single client who walks through my doors (because, after all, what’s the point of beautiful clothes that look terrible on you?). Knowing your colours and style means having a wardrobe not where you wear perhaps 30%, but a wardrobe where 100% of the clothes are used and loved.
Journalist, Hannah Betts’ had her colours analysed and wrote about her experience in the Sunday Times Style magazine. Read it here