On those days when it’s a struggle to put a half decent looking outfit together, here’s a handy piece of advice I picked up – base outfits around a colour palette of 3 colours (this is a very interesting post and can recommend you go and have a read of it). As she demonstrates, outfits look chic when limited to 3 colours. I have to agree – fewer than 3 colours makes for a pretty uninteresting look, and any more could be way too busy-looking.
Here are some additional things to consider when dressing in 3 colours:
- Black and white could potentially be counted as a single colour (if needed)
- Statement jewellery and bold makeup and nail shades should count as one of your colours
- A print will count as a single colour, and a good idea is to pair prints with either neutrals or colours picked out of the print
Here’s some summer outfit inspiration making use of this simple-to-apply technique, and as I love a good bargain I’ve picked all the items from the summer sales too.
Bag from ASOS; top from Topshop; skirt from H&M; peep-toe boots from River Island
Top from Warehouse; skirt from Oasis; bag from ASOS; peep-toe boots from Miss Selfridge; necklace from Chelsea Doll
Maxi dress from Oasis; nails and lips from Barry M; clutch from Debenhams; peep toes from ASOS
Tee from River Island; sequin skirt from Topshop; ankle strap heels from River Island; clutch from ASOS
Tee from Brat and Suzie; jeans from Topshop; bag from Dorothy Perkins; sandals from H&M
Pinafore from Miss Selfridge; tee from River Island; sandals from Topshop, necklace from H&M