How To Mix And Match Clothing

Getting Started With Mix And Match Outfits

Hello there! Are you tired of spending too much time figuring out what to wear in the morning? You’re not alone. A great solution to simplify your wardrobe and make getting dressed a breeze is by creating a collection of clothes that mix and match easily. When you carefully consider which colors and styles complement each other, you can build a wardrobe with high-quality, versatile pieces that you can wear repeatedly.

Creating a capsule wardrobe is the easiest way to achieve this. This approach involves selecting a few high-quality, adaptable items that can be mixed and matched in various ways. It’s an excellent method to declutter your closet and reduce morning stress. So, if you’re interested in streamlining your wardrobe and making your mornings less hectic, a capsule wardrobe might be the perfect solution for you! To learn more about building a capsule wardrobe personalised to you, why not book a free consultation with me!

Creating A Capsule Wardrobe

When building a capsule wardrobe, it’s important to keep in mind that it should be tailored to your unique needs and preferences. You want to create a collection of clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable, without overwhelming you with too many options. When it comes to color, consider selecting a few neutral hues, like black, white, and gray, that can be easily mixed and matched with brighter shades. As for style, focus on selecting versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down, such as a classic blazer or a comfortable pair of jeans. With a little bit of planning and intentional shopping, you can create a capsule wardrobe that simplifies your life and helps you feel great every day.

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Mix And Match Clothing Colours

When planning your capsule wardrobe, it’s essential to start by selecting a limited palette of colours. This makes it easier to mix and match your outfits. Ideally, you should choose under eight options that complement your skin tone. You can opt for a full-colour analysis to determine which colours work best for you. However, if you’re looking for some universal options that suit everyone, consider shades like charcoal, navy, and other neutral hues. These versatile colours can be easily mixed and matched and will ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in your outfits. Remember, the goal is to simplify your wardrobe and make getting dressed each day a breeze.

The colours below include;

Blood red

Charcoal Grey




Fuchsia pink

Mix And Match Clothing For Winter

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Mix And Match Styles

When it comes to style, it’s important to consider all the different activities you engage in on a weekly basis. To help you pinpoint what you should have in your wardrobe, ask yourself the following questions:

– What items do you currently enjoy wearing and why?
– What do you typically wear to work?
– What clothes do you need for your hobbies or leisure activities?
– Where do you tend to go on vacation, and what clothes do you need for that?
– Do you need clothes that are kid-friendly?
– Are there any special events that you attend each year?
– What is the climate like where you live, and how do you need your clothes to protect you?
– Do you experience different seasons? If so, how many capsule wardrobes do you need?
– What style do you admire?
– What is your authentic style?
– Is there a middle ground between the two, and does it meet your practical needs?
– How long does it take you to get ready?
– How do your clothes make you feel?
– How do you want to feel?
– What types of clothes do you need? Exercise, work, formal, etc. or a variety of different styles?
– What clothes make you feel good and why?
– What clothes feel comfortable and why?
– What do you buy and never wear, and why?
– What do you wear over and over again, and why?
– Are there any fabrics that you find uncomfortable?
– Do you prefer ethical brands?
– Do you have a strict budget?
– How often do you go through a wash cycle, and how many options of each style do you need?

Once you’ve answered all of these questions, you’ll start to see your wardrobe in a new light. Build a mix-and-match wardrobe around your personal requirements so that it works for you.


Mix Match Clothing For Spring

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As a helpful guide, here are some items that could be included in an easy-to-mix-and-match capsule wardrobe. Keep in mind that your personal needs may vary:

– A few well-fitting pairs of jeans or pants
– A selection of tops in different styles and colors
– Comfortable shoes for everyday wear
– Dress shoes for formal occasions
– A few dresses or skirts
– A light jacket or blazer
– A heavier coat for cold weather
– Workout clothes if needed
– Accessories such as scarves, hats, and jewelry to add variety to your outfits.

Mix And Match Clothing For Summer

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Remember, the key to building a wardrobe that works for you is to consider your personal needs and preferences. By doing so, you’ll be able to create a wardrobe that makes you feel confident and comfortable no matter what the day brings. Book a FREE consultation with me and we can chat about how you can get started on a wardrobe that mixes and matches easily.


(varies with environment)
1 waterproof rain jacket with hood
1 cargo jacket
1 quilted coat for freezing weather
1 smart wool coat
1 denim or lightweight bomber jacket
1 blazer

1 white t-shirt
1 striped T-shirt
1 charcoal or navy t-shirt
1 white shirt
1 check or plaid shirt
2 neutral (canvas colour) smart/evening tops
2 patterned smart/evening tops
3 white, navy and nude vests
2 long-sleeved tops in white and charcoal
2 Breton stripe long-sleeved tops in different colours. (navy and white or red and white)

1 cashmere jumper in a neutral (canvas colour), stone, navy or grey
1 bright paint coloured jumper in red or pink.
1 off-the-shoulder or loose fit jumper
1 neutral (canvas colour) cardigan in navy, stone or grey
1 bright paint colour cardigan in red or pink.

1 pair of dark wash straight jeans (501s are ideal)
1 pair of lighter wash jeans
1 pair of white or stone straight jeans
1 pair of chino style trousers in charcoal, navy or stone
2 pairs of smart work trousers (navy and charcoal)
1 pair of black leggings

1 pair stone or navy shorts
1 pair denim shorts
1 smart straight skirt in a neutral (canvas colour)
1 denim skirt
1 pair of fun shorts
1 fun skirt (patterned or embellished)

1 little black dress (or navy / charcoal)
1 daytime dress
1 evening dress
(Adapt this to the environment)
1 smart jumpsuit
1 casual boiler suit or dungarees

1 large blanket scarf in a paint or canvas colour
1 neck scarf in a paint colour
1 black belt
1 brown belt
1 pair of statement earrings
1 pair stud earrings
1 classic watch
1 long necklace
1 short necklace
1 fedora
1 neutral (canvas colour) woolen hat (if you need it)
1 pair of leather or pleather gloves
1 pair of woollen gloves
1 statement clutch bag
1 tote bag
1 rucksack
1 sunhat
1 pair of sunglasses

1 pair of knee-high brown or black leather boots
1 pair of ankle boots
1 pair of wellington boots
1 pair of snow boots (if you need them)
1 pair of flat ballet shoes or brogues
1 pair of sparkle sandals
1 pair of black (navy or charcoal) heels
1 pair neutral (canvas colour) wedge sandals
1 pair of white trainers
1 pair of sports shoes
1 pair of flip flops or light sandals for summer

1 tracksuit
2 pairs of workout shorts
3 sports bras
2 sports vests
2 yoga / running leggings
1 fleece
1 swimsuit
1 bikini

Mix and Match Clothing For Autumn / Fall

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Keeping It Simple

To create a versatile wardrobe that saves you both time and money, it’s important to keep things simple. This doesn’t mean sacrificing style or limiting yourself to a monotonous selection of clothes. Rather, it’s about eliminating unnecessary distractions and fuss so that you can focus on pieces that make you feel confident and comfortable. By choosing a few key items that can be mixed and matched, you’ll have endless outfit combinations that will have you looking and feeling great. If you need more help, you can learn everything you need to know about capsule wardrobes or get professional capsule wardrobe help to get you started.

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What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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