Friday, May 1, 2009

dressing for your season

Colormebeautiful.com has this really useful booklet of fabric swatches for each season which you can buy and carry with you when you go clothing shopping. I don't personally have one of these booklets (perhaps I'll splurge on one one day!), but I think it's very neat! Take a look at these season palettes and tips in order to find the colors that are most flattering for your season!

Don't know your season (your ideal color palette)? Take the Quiz!

For Autumn


"When choosing a suit, you should pick warm, olives, golden browns and rich warm grays. You will glow in these harmonious environmental colors. Avoid clear bright shades, pure white and black which will make you look tired and faded. Also, avoid true pastel colors which will look cold against your complexion, giving you a pale and sickly appearance. Your blouses, in particular, should never be true white for this reason. Choose oyster and ecru (eggshell) instead..."

Celebrity autumns: Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Eva Mendez, Jennifer Lopez, and Marcia Cross.

Autumn
Autumn by authbeau featuring BKE tops


For Spring

"When choosing tops, look for bright cheerful tones like salmon, turquoise, and teal. Your coloring will be enhanced by clothing with a bit of "sunshine" in their colors. You should never dress stark white or black, for they will make you look washed out. Your neutrals should have a hint of warmth like stone, khaki, warm white. Think warm and bright when selecting a wardrobe for SPRING..."

Celebrity springs: Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Hudson.

Spring
Spring by authbeau featuring BKE tops




For Summer

"When choosing a suit, look for toned-down colors like subdued navy blue, a grey green or blue-grays, charcoals, and rose browns. Your image will be complimented by these dusty colors. You should never dress in vivid or saturated colors, for they will disrupt the serenity that the summer needs in her look. Your shirt colors should be soft somewhat soft like powder blue, dusty pink or soft white. Think serene when selecting a wardrobe for SUMMER or shop with a Color Me Beautiful SUMMER..."

Celebrity summers: Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Aniston, Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly), and Gwyneth Paltrow.





For Winter



"Because you have a lot of visual contrast you can pull off deep, rich colors accented with jewel tones, and even wear bright white or icy pastels. A dark suit with cool undertones like dark navy, charcoal or black will complement your dynamic coloring. Avoid earth tones which can make you look sallow, and muted or powdery colors which can make you look shadowed. Remember, accents should be vibrant, and intense jewel tones..."

Celebrity winters: Penelope Cruz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Courtney Cox, Eva Longoria, and Elizabeth Taylor.




With Love,

Abigail

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm definitely an autumn :)... actually, my best color is orange... not an easy color to find ;)

Valencia said...

WOW how neat! I'm a winter, good thing since my fav season is winter...lol

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