5 Ways to Add COLOR to Your Handmade Wardrobe

5 Ways to Add Color to your Wardrobe!

Today we’re going to breathe some new life into your handmade or RTW wardrobe. I have 5 Fabulous Ways to add Color to your looks.  From monochromatic neutrals to bold pops of color, I’ve got you covered! Are you ready to level up your fashion game? Let’s jump in!  

As an artist I love playing with color!  I started out as a painter and printmaker before discovering my love of textiles and sewing. So, let’s get into it! 

This blog post serves as an accompaniment to my video of the same name on YouTube. Link for the video is at the end of this post.


The first way to add color to your wardrobe is through monochromatic looks. Dressing in shades of just one hue can create a calm, confident and cohesive look. 

Monochromatic Colors

Shades of Yellow

What I Wore in the Video:

Monochromatic Colors

Shades of Blue

Pick your favorite color and build an outfit around it. Experiment with different shades and tones within that color family to create depth and interest. Play with texture. Try a silk blouse with twill pants in the same shade. Monochromatic looks are sleek, sophisticated, and oh-so-stylish! 


Complementary Colors

Muted Tones of Purple & Green

Complementary Colors

Brighter Shades of Purple & Green

Pastel Tones of Blue Green and Orange Brown

Another way to incorporate color is by playing with complementary colors. These are hues that sit opposite each other on the color wheel, creating a striking contrast when paired together. 

Complementary Video Looks:

Choose two complementary colors, like blue and orange or yellow and purple, and combine them in your outfit. Whether it’s a top and bottom combo or through accessories, complementary colors instantly catch the eye and make a powerful fashion statement. 

3. Analogous Colors

Add harmony to your look by using adjacent colors and hues that flow from one color to the next. Picking colors that are next to each other on the color wheel in the same hue is a foolproof way to create a soothing lovely palette.   

Analogous Colors

Shades from Purple to Violet to Red

Analogous Color Video Looks:


Get ready to embrace color-blocking! This technique involves mixing and matching different solid colors in one outfit to create a visually striking ensemble. 

Color Blocking in Bold Fun Colors

Color Blocking Video Outfits:

Experiment with contrasting or complementary colors to create blocks of color. Whether it’s through separates or combining different pieces, color-blocking allows you to make a bold fashion statement and showcase your fearless style. Pay attention to the silhouette with this trend.  Use a lighter or brighter color to highlight your best features. These colors will add a touch of playfulness and personality to your look. 

5. Dopamine Dressing

Finally, don’t forget to personalize your wardrobe with colors that resonate with you and make you feel your best. 

My Favorite Colors:

Shades of Blue & Mint

More favorites:

Pink/Reds and Lavender Shades

Choose colors that make you feel confident, happy, and express your individuality. It could be your favorite hues, colors that flatter your skin tone, or shades that reflect your personality. Fashion is your canvas, so paint it with the colors that inspire you! An infusion of your favorite color can boost your mood.  Check out my Spring/Summer Planning Post where I talk about Finding Your True Colors for more ideas. Plus find the link to the Video!

Dopamine Dressing Video Looks:

And there you have it—five amazing ways to add color to your wardrobe!  

Whether you’re rocking monochromatic looks, playing with complementary colors, accessorizing with pops of color, exploring color-blocking, or embracing personalized choices, let your style shine through vibrant hues. 

Let me know if you’d like more blog posts or videos on this subject- I could talk about color theory all day long!  

Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more style tips and sewing inspiration. Remember, the world is your palette—paint it with colors that make you feel fabulous! 

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