How to add joy with color to your curated capsule wardrobe (Fashion Friday)

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The joy that comes from having a wardrobe you love, even if it is a few select pieces, should be expressed more. Capsule or minimal wardrobes can have a perception being neutral, bland and lacking in personality and quirkiness. That doesn’t have to be the case at all.

There are many beautiful posts in the blogosphere on capsule wardrobes that include mix and match neutrals. These posts sometimes lead to the question – can we add sparks of joy to a capsule wardrobe that come from unique things that are quirky, colorful and beautiful to you?

For me, the answer is a definite yes. I think that what is beautiful to us and the idea of simplicity can coexist. A simple wardrobe of neutrals augmented with pieces in your favorite colors can keep your look cohesive and minimal and bring you the joy of being uniquely you.

Here are a 5 simple ways to add your favorite colors to a capsule wardrobe while still keeping a streamlined closet:

  1. Start with a selection of well-fitting basics in neutral base colors, then, choose/keep clothing pieces you love in a palette of 2-3 additional colors you love and can mix and match and weave into your basics beautifully. As an example a palette of basics in black, navy and camel can be interwoven with pink, turquoise and orange to make for stunning combinations.
  2. Add several pairs of shoes in your favorite colors and styles to add a pop to the neutrals in your wardrobe.
  3. Add beautiful, colorful, artistic scarves and accessories that appeal to your inner creative and bring flare to your outfits.
  4. Choose lipsticks and makeup in favorite colors that brighten and compliment your wardrobe.
  5. Add several pieces of colorful jewelry that enhance your style and add character to any look. As an example, adding a pair of turquoise floral earrings to an outfit of neutrals can bring a unique spark to your look.

Keep what makes you happy and makes you feel beautiful in your closet as you simplify. Instead of eliminating color, streamline your wardrobe so the colors work harmoniously with each other. You are the artist of your wardrobe.

🌷🌷🌷When in doubt, always wear what brings you joy and is truly you.

4 thoughts on “How to add joy with color to your curated capsule wardrobe (Fashion Friday)

  1. I’m exactly on your wavelength with this. I do love colour. My large capsule wardrobe is mainly neutrals now with two key colours included each season. This season my colours are burgundy and olive green which look lovely together and seem appropriate for this time of year. Adding coloured accessories is working really well for me too… I tend to buy a new scarf/pashmina in one of the key colours each time to get me started.

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