On Wednesday evening I was invited along to Kakao by K down on Thistle Street for a bloggers event with Colour Elements. Colour Elements is all about introducing colour back into your wardrobe through finding which colours will work for you.
Colour Elements looks at your features, skin tone, hair and eye colour to find your colour element (earth, fire, water and air). Once you know your colour element you can then use their app (available here
) to see which colours will work for you. Unfortunately, the app is only available on apple (I use an android phone) so I haven’t been able to play about with it. But the idea is you create individual colour cards which you can save on your phone to help you pick out colours which you know will suit you when you’re out shopping.
On the evening we got to witness the power of adding a little colour to your outfit first hand. Laura from Colour Elements tried on 3 different outfits, one plain black, one for daytime with colour and a colourful evening option. You could clearly see how adding a little colour to her outfit lifted her skin tone and hair colour.
After seeing this I was keen to have my colour element session with Karen, who said that I fit into the Water element. Apparently, this is the rarest element and means I can wear the brightest colours. I knew there had to be something good about having pale skin and dark hair. Karen pointed out that this doesn’t have to be your colours and can be accessories and makeup too. So I don’t need to run out and buy lots of bright clothes but should incorporate colour into my outfits, even if that’s just adding a bright lipstick.
Colour Elements isn’t all about everyone going out and buying new (more colourful) wardrobes but they want their customers to make more sustainable fashion choices to help reduce waste. If we are more confident buying colour then we can avoid those guilty purchases which end up unworn at the back of your wardrobe. With colour elements, you buy clothes which look good on you and you will enjoy wearing them again and again.
If we prolong the life of a garment by 3 months, we can reduce our carbon footprint by 5-10%
The event was held in Kakao by K on Thistle Street which an independent boutique here in Edinburgh. They have a beautiful range of clothes, accessories and jewellery, all with a Scandinavian flavour. Everything in the store is well made and such great quality, I will definitely be back next time I’m adding to my capsule wardrobe. I highly recommend popping in to check it out if you’re ever out shopping in Edinburgh. Many of their designers are exclusive to Kakao by K so you are certain to find something unique and not available elsewhere.