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What colour is your wardrobe?

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.

 

No more dirty socks! How to travel lightly and still smell fresh.

No more dirty socks! How to travel lightly and still smell fresh.

My luggage, my father and his ashes (lost luggage story #2)

My luggage, my father and his ashes (lost luggage story #2)

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