Color It In (Frugal Basics)
To demonstrate how to apply the principle of a personalized color palette, today I show you a color for each Frugal Mom Basic:
Bermuda shorts: There really is a danger of these making your legs look shorter, if that is something you are concerned about. I never worry about it, although I do have short-ish legs, I simply choose a color that blends with my legs. Having very fair, slightly peach skin, my current favorites are a khaki pair and a peach and white plaid. Recommendation: a brown or tan close to your melanin color.
Skirt: The point of the skirt is to be able to wear it with your t-shirts. Recommendation: a neutral or a print containing the colors you wear.
T-shirts: Currently I'm playing with the idea that each person has a family of colors they can draw from freely, and I'm not talking about those packets of 30 colors. Basically, most people look great in their eye color, although I use my hemoglobin color (that is the reds present in the skin, great for brown-eyed girls). My "color family" is coral pink, running from coral, the brightest, to watermelon, more muted, to very pale pink or peach. Quite a useful range, don't you think? Recommendation: find your own color family and buy a t-shirt in one of those colors every season. Oh, and let me know what you pick, so I know whether I made any sense.
Jacket: (I have several previous posts about what color jacket to wear.) Recommendation: The color of your hair (that's why I get a white jean jacket!) or its complement.
My summer wardrobe color scheme? Pink, white, and khaki. That's about it.