December 4, 2014
Since we had so much fun yesterday thinking about our “official” or self-determined seasonal palettes, I thought I’d pursue the idea a bit more today.
While I’ve been quite lucky to have been told by trained color evaluations that I’m wearing the right colors, I can easily sympathize with those who get conflicting advice, or who like other colors. Ultimately, I really believe that the happiness that you radiate from wearing colors that you love will overshadow any possible lack of compatibility between you and the garment. That’s just a fancy way of saying that you should wear what you want, and you’ll radiate loveliness just from being happy.
Your mileage may vary, of course!
p.s. Do you like these seasonal ideas? I’m really enjoying them, and wouldn’t hate doing some more…
Yes, please do some more, they are fun. I was diagnosed as a soft autumn, but now lean towards spring (love the spring scarves!) The seasons system is a good starting point, but in the ending developing a personal palette that's workable but thet you really like is much more important – in my case I now stick to warm/bright with a core of soft brown-greys.
Those lovely autumnal scarves would be really happy in my wardrobe. This series is a lot of fun. I can see how my clothing choices do reflect my color analysis.
Thanks to your encouragement I bought a Missoni scarf a few weeks ago. It is a mix of beautiful greens which I am just starting to add to my closet. I recently learned that I am a "soft winter" and am working to replace some bright winter colors with more grayed tones. Your beautiful presentation of colors has really helped me become more creative and discerning in my clothing choices.
I also want to thank you for introducing me to Novica. I purchased the bracelets from your spring and autumn collections from yesterdays post. I know my son's girlfriends will enjoy getting them for Christmas!
Please continue with this series, which is particularly helpful now that I'm looking for warmer Autumnal colours rather than the cool and bright Winter ones! Having said that, like many others, i will still wear colours that I love even if they're not the best colours for me.
Madame Là-bas says
Having said autumn/winter yesterday, today I would choose the summer blue Hermès or Missoni. You are absolutely right about free choice. If you love it, you will wear it with joy and confidence.
I love the seasonal posts! At the end of this past summer I sorted all of my wardrobe by seasons and am implementing a sort of modified version of Project 333, swapping my closet out every 3 months. Since I am now dressing according to season, (not my personal *season*) the vignettes are perfect for me.
So fun…yes, do keep the seasonal posts coming!
That winter Hermes is one of my favorite patterns…someday.
I love idea. And how about Project 333 for All Seasons? :->
Julie Bower says
Thanks so much for the examples. Every post gives me lovely ideas to ponder.
I really like this seasonal posts. Helps me get ideas of colors when making things for others.
Yes, the seasonal posts are very helpful! My favorites scarves are the Nicole Miller under winter, and the Etro under summer.
So, under your influence, I am trying to become a scarf wearer. I am more of a statement jewelry girl, but am game to expand my horizons. My problem is, there are so many scarves out there it makes my head spin. And while I love the look of these high-end scarves they do not fit into my budget – the Nicole Miller at 75.00 is at the top of my range. I would love a seasonal post featuring more moderately priced scarves that still have a look of quality, along with how to select scarves thoughtfully, especially when wearing them with other patterns.
Love this scarf post; the summer scarves are great.
Several years ago I learned that you can wear any color, even those not usually flattering, IF you wear a something next to your face (a scarf or costume jewelry), in a color that IS flattering, or in your "season." For example, I think I look awful in yellow, but when I wear a yellow top with a scarf that has bright blue, red, and yellow it makes all the difference.
Hi and yes please. Scarves are an excellent way to distinguish between the colour "sections". Given that I am an autumn with red hair and blue eyes, I am trying to add some more blue to my wardrobe but need help in finding warm blues as opposed to cool blues. Can you assist me?
Deb from Vancouver
Deborah Montgomery says
Yes, I do like these seasonal posts, and this further confirms me as a summer. I just received two tops I ordered online that are more winter colors, and I'm wondering if I can fade them somehow from brighter jewel tones to something softer. I love the shape and fit of them or I would return them. Wash them and hang them out in the sun? They're tee shirts so a soft, faded look might be okay. Hmmm . . . still thinking about this one. Any suggestions?
Monica Reid says
I'm loving the seasonal posts, please keep them coming. I agree 100% about not feeling hemmed in by your "season". If you truly love a color, and wearing it makes you happy, I say go for it.
Margot Hoyt says
I am a Soft Summer and having tried to live unhappily as a True or Cool Summer I can say that colors are very important to me. I need that low contrast, touch of warmth with my foggy overtone palette or I just get overwhelmed by what I wear. I would love to see some more season specific outfits/accessories etc. Thank you so much!
Interesting stuff! I'm a Winter and my scarves range across the spectrum from typical Winter colours like black and white, bright red, purple, mauve, burgunday, midnight blue to slightly more unusual like cornflower blue, copper and yellowy green. It all seems to work in context.
I am loving these posts. I had my colours done in the early 80s and ended up being a spring. I have always worn earth tones and been told I looked good in these colours. I tried to wear Spring colours and hated them. I went back to autumn colours and felt so much better. People still tell me I can make brown look exciting. I loved the autumn jewelry you posted. The autumn scarves are to die for. More please.