Hi all

I really enjoyed Angie's post on building your wardrobe's colour palette.

What I realised, and which I have never really thought about before, is that I have (to use Angie's expression) a low affinity for colour mixing. Not only do I prefer not to mix colours that clash, but (for my style) I prefer outfits that combine colours that are in a similar tone or low contrast.

Take this outfit that I wore last week. It is summer here but we had some cool, wet days so I reverted to jeans and boots. I decided to wear grey jeans. They are a neutral right? I could pair them with almost any colour. And I love colour. But what do I reach for? A light grey top.

And looking through my wiws, I definitely see a lot of one colour and tonal outfits. The most "mixed colour" outfit I can find is in pic 3 (blue, green, burgundy, brown). And that amount of mixing is rare for me. I do like combinations of black and white and grey and white. But if I was wearing burgundy I would generally reach for something brown/rust or cognac to wear with it over, say, navy blue. I prefer what I think of as "close colours". For blue, my general preference would be to wear it with other blues or blue-greens.

So I guess I have to limit the number of colours in my wardrobe or I will end up with way too much stuff. I have already been doing that this year. In fact this year almost everything I have purchased has been a neutral.

But I am wondering if I can train myself to colour mix more? Is it like trying out a new style/silhouette - can you adjust your eye to enjoy it? I know lots of forum members do challenges and I am thinking I will try challenging myself to colour mix more.

Thanks for looking/reading. Comments welcome. And thanks Angie for the post

PS Outfit details:

Knit top - Witchery (current season)

Jeans - Rag and Bone buxton (I got mine on sale earlier in the year but they are still around)

Boots - Jo Mercer (Fierce Chelsea, still available)

Bag - Jigsaw (sold out, I think)

Jewellery - Dinosaur designs ring and an ancient set of beads.

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