Fashion is a way I explore color. Color can dull skin's look of life or color can send it surging with health. Fashion may explode my ego and propel me with stylish swagger, or it can crash down on me like a wall in the way of opportunity. Clothes can bend to expose and clothes can bend to conceal. Clothes empower me to be more of myself.
I use the YURMBY color wheel to coordinate colors, and James Gurney's 'gamut mask' idea to limit the palette.
Neat tool: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php