We’re chatting about the guts of my fall wardrobe planner so far — and you can get yo’self one right here. This is part 4 — creating a color palette.
Just glancing at this color palette makes me want to light a pumpkin spice candle + curl up on the couch + sip coffee.
And … I’m in need of some slowing down + breathing deeply this morning. It’s been one of those stressful, spinning mornings.
So … be right back … I’m going to get cozy with some candles + coffee.
While I’m gone, take a look at my color palette.
Take a look at it as a whole.
Then look at it in small slices — for example the top 6. The bottom 3. The 3 on the left side. The 3 on the right side. Etc.
I love how it looks different when viewed it in slices. Mini palettes show up — perfect for individual outfits.
(You’ll notice the format doesn’t exactly match with the planner, but that’s what this is all about right? Changing things up + creating your own rules + making it work for where you are right now.)
How did I choose my color palette? Good question.
About 90% of the answer was internal — it just felt right in my heart + gut:
First of all, I visualized myself living in these fall + holiday months. I saw family gatherings, playing with my nieces and nephews on the floor, going to pick a pumpkin, making soup at home, etc. I wanted a color palette to reflect the coziness + joy of this season. So I picked toasty neutrals + red shades that represent joy, love, and a quiet energy.
The remaining 10% was external:
I looked at new fall lines + magazines to find out what colors are big this year. I found this aubergine color and immediately latched onto it. It meshed perfectly with my reds + added a bit of femininity.
Here’s how these colors play in to my wardrobe:
CREAM | oversized, cozy sweaters + graphic tees
STONE | suede boots
COGNAC | boots + a buttery leather jacket + cheetah print
SOFT GREY | jeans + knit tops
INDIGO | jeans + chambray
CHARCOAL | jeans + a moto jacket + boots + a felt hat
CARMINE RED | buffalo print flannel + a plaid scarf
AUBERGINE | cozy sweaters + scarves
BERRY | lip color (maybe) + knit tops
And remember, while color is an easy way to add interest to outfits, you can also use shine + pattern + texture.
Want to see the rest of this series? Here you go!
(Many thanks to Ciruelo Interiors for creating these beautiful swatches!)