What colour is your wardrobe?
When I look at photos of myself at 18, 28, 48 or even now, I still dress the same: sporty tailored is my fashion style. A long time ago I read that one should only ever wear two colours at the same time - and that formula works for me. The colours have adjusted a little over time: I may have started off with black + another colour; these days I wear grey + another colour as the grey complements my hair.
If you don’t know what colour suits you, don’t worry, that won’t make planning your travel wardrobe more challenging: there’s help at hand. Back in the 1980s, there was a trend to ‘colour your style’. The thinking was that everyone’s colouring is one of the following seasonal palettes: ‘winter’, ‘summer’, ‘spring’ or ‘autumn’. Each ‘season’ comes with a colour selection that is ideally suited for your particularly ‘colour style’. This seasonal palette is based on your hair, eye and skin colour - and believe me, it works.
This colour styling has survived the fashion years. I recently completed a Personal Styling course which recommends the colour styling theory. If you need help identifying your own colour style, I can help. Contact me at Planepack.
Once you know what colours work for your particular ‘season’, packing for your trip becomes so much easier. You choose a foundation colour - mine as I said is either black or grey - to build your basic wardrobe. And then you add touches of colour based on your seasonal palette. It is easy and practical, very much like my Planepack clothing list: simple, stylish and practical. If you prefer to travel with a wide range of frills and ruffles, Planepack might not be for you.