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Wearing your season colour palette!

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By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

Welcome to part two about our seasonal colour palette. In my previous blog about colour palettes, I showed you ways to discover your own seasonal colour palette. In this blog, I show you examples of how to mix and match your colour palette to make the most of your wardrobe.

wearing your colour palette

There are four choices Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn. We all have a dominant colour palette followed by a secondary palette.

My dominant palette is Winter followed by Summer.

Wearing winter colour palette
Wearing summer colour palette

I have taken some photos over the last couple of weeks to show how when you stick to your colour palette your whole wardrobe will flow and you will have clothes that you can easily mix and match that will last for many seasons. By purchasing garments that are in your colour palette you will have clothes that suit you and compliment your skin tone.

I have detailed the clothes I’m wearing and how long I’ve had them to show this colour palette theory really does work. We all like to get new clothes from time to time but it is important not to just buy on a whim or when things are on sale, if you either don’t totally love the garment or if it’s not your colour. Don’t buy it!

I totally believe in wears per item. Some brands do cost more for the initial investment but as you will see in the pictures below some of the clothes, I am wearing are up to 18 years old and still in my wardrobe colour palette and in fashion.

I also believe in being able to wear our clothes in different seasons. For example, by investing in a good quality polo neck top, you can put this under some of your dresses that you may wear in summer yet with the polo be warm enough for winter. To wear summer dresses in winter I also team them with polar fleece-lined tights for extra warmth. Below I wear merino under my navy top and fleece tights under the skirt.

Wearing your colour palette

  • Trelise Cooper navy top – this season from Magpie Style
  • Paula Ryan skirt – last summer Magpie Style
  • Dyberg Kearn necklace – 4 years old
  • Roberto Cavalli spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy Glasses

Here are some examples of how I have been utilising my colour palette this season.

Wearing your colour palette

  • Paula Ryan Black Polo neck – 5 years old
  • Gypsy Silver/cool gold jacket – 6 years old
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old

Wearing your colour palette

  • Paula Ryan Black Polo neck – 5 years old
  • Paula Ryan hounds tooth coat – 3 years old
  • Lovisa necklace – 4 years old
  • Pagani red pants – 1 year old
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old

In these next four pictures, I am wearing the same dress and boots, but I am showing that by changing jackets and accessories you can have an entirely different look.

  • Paula Ryan navy blue dress – this season Magpie Style
  • David Pond red velvet jacket – 9 years old
  • Red and white scarf $2 Ebay – this season
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy glasses
  • Paula Ryan navy boots – this season bought online Paula Ryan outlet store

Wearing your colour palette

  • Paula Ryan navy blue dress – this season Magpie Style
  • Trelise Cooper coat – 17 years old
  • Blue and white scarf $2 Ebay – this season
  • Roberto Cavalli spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy Glasses
  • Paula Ryan navy boots – this season bought online Paula Ryan outlet store

Wearing your colour palette

  • Paula Ryan navy blue dress – this season Magpie Style
  • Gypsy electric blue wrap – 5 years old
  • Blue and white scarf $2 Ebay – this season
  • Blue spectacles – 4 years old from Specsavers
  • Paula Ryan navy boots – this season bought online Paula Ryan outlet store

  • Paula Ryan navy blue dress – this season Magpie Style
  • Farmers white and grey fur vest- 6 years old
  • Blue and white scarf $2 Ebay – this season
  • Blue spectacles – 4 years old from Specsavers
  • Lovisa necklace – this season
  • Paula Ryan navy boots – this season bought online Paula Ryan outlet store

These next few pictures are of clothes I have had for a while, but I mix and match to create different outfits.

Wearing your colour palette

  • Trelise Cooper black and white spot dress – 5 years old
  • Paula Ryan black polo neck – 5 years old
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy glasses

Wearing your colour palette

  • Trelise Copper blouse – 7 years old
  • Paula Ryan skirt – 18 years old
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy glasses

Wearing your colour palette

  • Trelise Copper fur coat – 4 years old
  • Paula Ryan Skirt – 18 years old
  • Trelise Copper Blouse – 7 years old
  • Prada spectacles – 2 years old bought online Smart Buy glasses

Having an organised and well planned out wardrobe makes it easier to find clothes and also mix and match to make up different outfits.

My own wardrobe I have split into the following categories:

  • Dresses in colours
  • Skirts in colours
  • Trousers plain/ patterned
  • Leggings
  • Tops, basic
  • Tops, with features
  • Jackets
  • Accessories, colour coordinated


Fashion tips from Vicki

  • Invest in good quality garments that will last
  • Always stick to your colour palette
  • Find designers/brands that you love that suit you
  • Check out specials online for your favourite designers/brands
  • Be fashion-forward invest in a couple of great seasonal buys early in the season so you get your size and colour
  • Layby items, I usually get my winter boots in January as soon as they arrive instore I layby them
  • Accessories make an outfit
  • Wear lipstick/makeup that is in your colour palette
  • Take time to experiment with looks from your wardrobe
  • Get your next days outfit out the night before so you can put some thought into it
  • Have a regular cleanout of your wardrobe
  • If you haven’t worn a garment in the last two years, move it on

wearing your colour palette

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