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Applying Your Color Scheme to the Clothing Pieces

If you chose to try a pre-made color scheme or created your own custom one, this section will explain how to apply that color scheme to the pieces in the wardrobe plan.

Note, on the video I show how to find details inside our style guide book. On the Interactive platform, this is specified on the Closet page. Hit the “details” link to see color information.


We’ve Planned the Use of Color for You

We tend to follow these ratios for applying color when creating our plans:

  • Tops: 50-75% neutral colors / 25-50% main or accent colors
  • Bottoms: 75-90% neutral colors / 10-25% main or accent colors
  • Completer Pieces: 90-100% neutral colors / 0 – 10% main or accent colors
  • Shoes: 90-100% neutral colors / 0 – 10% main or accent colors
  • Accessories: 90-100% neutral colors / 0 – 10% main or accent colors

This is intentional to allow for lots of remixability.

We’ve done this planning for you… that’s why you’re using one of our wardrobe plans!

How to Apply Your Color Scheme to a Wardrobe Plan

Color schemes are broken down between NEUTRALS and ACCENT colors.

In all our wardrobe plans, we apply the suggested color scheme to the pieces in the pieces in distinct ways, noting when something should be in a neutral.

Any time a piece should be in a neutral color, it is noted as such. When something is NOT labeled neutral, it can either be in an accent color OR in the typical color for that piece: For example, chambray is always a blue denim shade, boots always come in a typical shade of leather, jeans are always denim blue.

Refer to the label and description for the pieces in your list. The piece is always designated “Neutral” if it should be in a neutral. If neutral is not required, you can choose to get it in either a neutral or a color.

If the label is “Neutral”, get the item in any neutral from your color scheme.

If the label “Color” is used, you would get the item in a main color from your color scheme.

If the item is a spring/summer item, try to use a color from your scheme that looks natural in that season. (Otherwise you’ll have a hard time finding that item in the color you’re looking for!) The same applies for fall/winter… a sweater designated “Color Sweater” should be in a main color from your scheme that you tend to find in fall/winter.

On the Interactive platform, the recommended color to use from your color scheme is listed under “details” beside each item on the list.

On the Interactive platform, the color type to use for each piece is listed under “details” beside each item on the list.

The Women’s Essentials Style Guide has these notes right next to the visuals on the Capsule Plan Visuals page.

Inside the Style Guide books, the details about what color type to use for each piece are listed for each item under the checklist pages.

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