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not talking about your favorite rock band, I’m talking about colors! Recently I coined the phrase ‘Fabulous Five’
to help my clients understand their best colors and how to integrate them into
now you know that I’m a big believer in creating a wardrobe strategy. But many women don’t even know where to
begin. While color may seem like the
obvious place to start, learning how to leverage the power of color to work for
you (not against you – bye bye, black!) and use color t guide you in knowing
what to buy and how to pull it all together offers an easy blueprint.
many years I have been coaching my clients to use a few of their best neutrals
and best Wow! (accent) colors as a starting point. Learning to wear color in a powerful and
positive way is a great thing but can be daunting at first. So starting with just a handful of colors can
help you to focus and get exactly what you need, creating a core wardrobe and
building from there.
past week, in my Discovery 101 sessions itwas thrilling to see so many a-ha’s around this
philosophy, and see everything just ‘click’ when my clients discovered their
Fabulous Five and how to put them all together.
Here’s how to discover your very own ‘Fabulous
1/ Core Neutrals
First, choose 2 of your very best
core neutrals. You know, least memorable
and most neutral. Dare I ask you to
forget black? Even if black is one of
your best colors, let’s find some other neutrals that tie into your personal
coloring. These 2 will be your
foundational colors and where you invest the bulk of your wardrobe budget.
2/ Wow! Colors
Next, choose 3 of your best Wow!,
or accent, colors. These are those
lights and brights that really make you stand out. They could be your eye color (especially if
your eyes are blue), your skin intensifier or any other color that makes your
hair, skin or eyes look amazing! You
want colors that are memorable and make a statement about who you are.
3/ Mix and Match
The key to creating your Fabulous
Five is that each neutral goes with each of the Wow! colors, and the Wow!
colors can be interchanged and all work together. This mix and match approach allows for
maximum versatility in your wardrobe, giving you more bang for your buck and
making it EASY to know exactly what to bring into your wardrobe.
While starting with solids gives you a
good foundation, I strongly encourage you to bring in some prints, patterns and
textures. Ensure that the prints contain
at least 2 of your Wow! colors so they will coordinate with your solids. Jackets, cardigans, scarves, handbags, shoes,
accessories, etc. are a fun place to bring prints in.
To keep things simple, choose a
metal and stick with it. It will help
you to know what to buy, ensure that your jewelry is neutral and goes with everything,
and make it easy to finish off your look with the polish of accessories.
If you’re not what your Fabulous Five are, play with
some different colors over the week and see what resonates with you. You want it to feel natural and all you. Once you get this formula down, you’ll marvel
at how easy shopping can be!
Your Assignment: Determine your Fabulous Five colors
for your spring/summer wardrobe and make a list of what items you’d like to add
in which colors. Then let me hear from
you! I want to know what combinations
you come up with and how this formula works for you!
help? As your StyleFinder™ Mentor,
Consultant and Coach, I help you get to the essence of your style and dress in
a way that makes you feel more like you, whether you’re a corporate executive
or a stay at home mom. Email me at Michele@onechicmama.com to set up a complimentary
get acquainted session and learn how I can help you!