“I have the perfect wardrobe!” said no women. Ever. There’s always something or the other that’s missing. There’s always something new that we want. And this ‘something’ is so difficult to fathom or to keep static or stationery. This ‘something’ is as dynamic as your thought process. So it becomes impossible to have the perfect wardrobe. If you’re looking to build the perfect wardrobe, then think again.

It’s important to understand that the perfect wardrobe is a dream. What you actually want to create is a wardrobe with all the essentials so that you can play around with what you have and give yourself the perfect outfit. Having your essentials sorted is the most important to building yourself a god wardrobe. When you start shopping for your wardrobe essentials, it’s important to make sure you have them in the wardrobe essential colors.


Fashion Neutral Colours

Fashion neutral colors are the closest to being ones that go with all other colors. These colors can be paired up with whatever other items you have. Make sure you have sufficient items in these colors to make your fail-proof wardrobe!

  • White
  • Navy
  • Khaki
  • Black
  • Gray

All tints and shades of these colors are also a part of the fashion neutral category. One important thing to remember is that while these colors go well with all colors, they don’t always suit all women. What color suits you will also depend on your complexion, so tying on clothes in various shades of these fashion neutrals to identify which ones look good on you is a great way to start.


Metallic Neutrals

Neutral shades based on real metals are an essential part of the wardrobe, from the perspective of accessories. Contrary to popular belief, even shoes and bags in metallic colors look great. For a party look, clothing in metallic colored glitter and sequins, especially silver and gold, are a great option. Here are the wardrobe essential metallic neutrals:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Pewter


How to Build a Wardrobe with Neutral Colours?

Now that you know what neutral colors, the next step is to build your wardrobe using these. The first step, of course, is to figure out the neutral colors and their shades that suit you. If the basic shade of a neutral color doesn’t suit you, that’s fine, try it in a different shade. Once you’ve identified the shades, choose up to four colors that you like the most.

One important thing to remember is that dark shades tend to make the wearer slimmer. So if you’re on the heavier side and want to dress for a slimmer look, you may opt for darker shades. If the darker shades don’t look all that great and you still want a slimming look, then you can stick to light fabrics, but those with stripes. Make sure the stripes are vertical, since these give a slimming look, while horizontal stripes do the opposite!

Now that you have the colors, the next step is to check your wardrobe for the items you already have. A few essential items to have in your wardrobe are:

  • Plain blouse or shirt
  • Skirt
  • Pant
  • Jeans
  • Jacket
  • Blazer



Once you’ve checked your wardrobe, make sure you have these items in your neutral shades. It’s always a good idea to have at least 2 each of these in your chosen neutral shades. For lowers and bottom wears, especially, neutrals are the safest choice. For your blouses and shirts, have 3-4 in the neutral shades. Beyond that, you can opt for any other colors you like, beyond the neutral palette.

Once you have neutral shades in your wardrobe, it becomes a whole lot easier to style your outfits. All you need is a little bit of color and a lot of confidence!