Finding My Wardrobe Colour Palette

Finding My Wardrobe Colour Palette

My life is cycling back through the steps I took in my book, Becoming My Own Heroine. Back to the UK, back to suitcase living. To be certain that I packed the right combination of clothing, I filled out Unfancy’s free wardrobe planner. So useful! My main takeaway was defining a colour palette.

First I laid out all my clothes I was thinking of taking, in rainbow order ^, to spot trends. Then I matched them with some crayon colours:

Finding My Wardrobe Colour Palette

I found that my main colours are powder pink and cobalt blue, with some highlights of bright pink, yellow, and orange, and black. It sounds like a lot of colours, but it does help to eliminate greens and purples, and earthtone shades.

Do you have a colour palette?

miss xandra bee


  • I would say (aside from black) my wardrobe consists mostly of purple, blue and mint green with random splashes of pink and yellow. šŸ™‚ I love how colorful your wardrobe is!

    • Xandra | Fashionably Light ā˜…

      I was thinking of you as I wrote this article: I wear all colours except purple and mint green, which I leave to the magical Mo šŸ˜‰

  • Sarah S.

    What I can see is a pattern of color intensity… like how people wind up with all “Fall” colors or all jewel tones, or a wardrobe full of pastels. Usually you can start to see a pattern with undertones and the color category that suits you best šŸ™‚ For example, I’ve done all kinds of quizzes and I tend to get “warm spring” or “clear spring” which has imagery that helps me pick out clothes online.

    • Xandra | Fashionably Light ā˜…

      That is such a good way of looking at it. I guess I’m brights and pastels! (Or, as I prefer, “powder”).

  • I live in grayscale.

  • Apart from a few printed dresses, I wear a lot of black, red and navy. I keep on thinking that I should start mixing things up a bit more (especially when I see colorful wardrobes like yours) but every time I go shopping I’m just instantly drawn to these colors! At least it makes mix and matching easy šŸ™‚

    • Xandra | Fashionably Light ā˜…

      That’s your signature! You can always mix things up by going for different cuts and styles, and adding a pop of neon jewellery to experiment šŸ™‚

  • so much color, i love it! i wish my wardrobe had more color in it, I tend to stick with neutrals and darker colors.


    • Xandra | Fashionably Light ā˜…

      Colour away!

  • Blues and purples, primarily, with black and white (but never white alone, always paired with black). I have a little dash of pink and of green, but those get worn less. Except for my hot pink which pairs perfectly with the black and white. I stay far away from earth tones as a general rule. We don’t get along.
    I love your bright cheerful colors!

    • Xandra | Fashionably Light ā˜…

      ha, we agree on the earth tones šŸ™‚ I definitely stand out on climbing trips in my neons. Love hot pink and black – as a 90s kid that was the ESSENCE OF COOL.

  • Every time I do something like this I always find out that I don’t own enough of the colors that I look good in. Every time I go shopping I tell myself to come back with purples, burgundys, and burnt oranges and somehow I never do.

  • Gina Carpellotti

    I do. I know it sounds dated, but I had a Color Me Beautiful analysis done years ago, and the Soft Autumn palette never fails me!