Maeve noticed that my wardrobe is built off of a very limited palette – and she’s right! I primarily wear the following colors (and their variants)
Pearl, palest possible petal pink, pink-white (note how each one of these colors feeds into the others)
Bright navy, denim blue (either blue-dark or light-blue, blueberry, and periwinkle (which is the closest I get to wearing purple)
Aqua, seafoam, soft teal, cerulean blue…. this is a wide and safe range of colors, about half my wardrobe!
Vivid, intense blue-greens: Jade green, turquoise
So, since those are “my colors” – what does that mean? It means that my “does this match” decision has to do with fabric type, formality, line… but not color. All of these colors coordinate beautifully with one another, and that means that the items in my closet can be mixed and matched endlessly. (NOTE! Colors that are close but don’t flow right into one another don’t match. I wear pearl, I wear ivory – I do not wear ivory and pearl together, because they don’t go. This is a corollary of the classic “everything goes with navy… except navy” rule.)
Next question: Do I feel limited? No, not really. With this riot of color, would you? I occasionally wish that more neutrals looked really good on me – I’ve got bright navy and ivory that are truly flattering, and I can lean on khaki below the waist, but that’s it. Charcoal, best away from my face, and pine green, likewise.
Hopefully this helps………..