Fashion and design play a central role in the lives of many women. In order to look your best, you need to invest in clothing that is both flattering to your unique figure and on trend with the season's latest fads. Identifying the right pieces to buy can be exhausting.
Having helpful tools that can eliminate some of the guesswork when shopping for clothes can be beneficial. If you have never thought of taking along fabric swatch cards to the store, here are some reasons you might want to start carrying a personalized portfolio filled with fabric swatches.
Swatch cards can help you remember color.
Have you ever purchased a pair of shoes to go with a newly-acquired top, only to get home and find out that the color of the shoes isn't an exact match? If so, you are not alone. The brain can't actually remember color.
This makes matching new pieces with those already in your wardrobe while you are out shopping a challenge. By maintaining a swatch book filled with fabric pieces that mirror the colors found in your wardrobe, you can easily ensure you pick items that will blend seamlessly into your closet.
Swatch cards can help you remember trends.
If you pay close attention to many of the runway shows exhibited during fashion weeks around the globe, you will notice that some colors, textures, and patterns seem to repeat themselves.
When multiple designers are utilizing the same color, texture, or pattern, it's safe to bet that this element should be included in your personal wardrobe if you want to remain trendy. Creating a book of fabric swatches that embody these trendy elements will help you identify your desired elements more readily when you are out shopping for new clothing pieces.
Swatch cards can help you branch out and experiment.
Many women stick to a few colors or patterns when building their wardrobe. If you want to expand your personal style, then generating a book filled with swatch cards can be helpful. You will be able to utilize the fabric swatches to experiment with mixing patterns and textures to determine how you can diversify your wardrobe.
The next time you are out shopping you will know if that paisley top can be paired with a polka dot cardigan, because you have already paired the two fabrics in your swatch book and determined you like the results. This takes a lot of the guesswork (and stress) out of experimenting with new styles.