I’d like to bring up the fact that there are too many “basic” colours.
Take a look:
5. Grey (light and dark and many shades in between)
6. Navy Blue
7. Brown (leather)
Grey alone probably has 2-4 different shades between light to dark grey. Brown has a dizzying array of safe colors that can fall into Khaki.
In search of the “safest” colour coordinated wardrobe, I’m always pondering about whether to buy the black or the brown, the grey or the white or the navy blue or the striking red which is also easy to match.
In fact, sometimes I find it hard to figure out an outfit for pared-up neutral colors. For example, black and white doesn’t always make a good outfit. Certain greys dont match with certain beiges etc.etc.
In terms of shoes, I try to splurge on things that can match with everything in my wardrobe but can’t quite get it right.
Suppose I choose a set of workable colors and stick to that my whole life?
What if I see something I like that’s out of the color range?
Jil Sander, RTW, AW12 (Left) and Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW12 (Right).
It makes for a rare fashion season when a designer produces a haute couture influenced collection for a ready-to-wear label, and then the same designer creates an actual haute couture collection at another fashion…