Define Your Style | Step 3

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Define your Style | Step 3

FIND YOUR COLORS

Color Analysis is one of my favorite things. Finding your color palette is one of the major keys to finding your personal style.

I am not trying to reinvent the (color) wheel here. I just want to stress to you the importance of determining your seasonal color palette.  It is a service I provide one on one with clients but there are so many great resources out there for you to be able to do it.

Take THIS quiz

or THIS one

In my opinion, most people tend to gravitate toward certain colors and that can be a really great indicator of what season you are.  If you are drawn to darker blues as opposed to lighter blues, you are probably a winter.  If you gravitate towards lighter blue as opposed to lighter green, you are most likely a summer.

It can be much more in depth but a good starting point is to think of it in 4 quadrants. Dark to Light and Cool to Warm. 

There are a few things to look for when determining your undertone.

  1. Veins- Purple vs. Green
  2. Hair Color-Ashy vs Golden/Red tones
  3. Eye Color-Cool colors vs. warm colors
  4. Skin-Pink vs. Golden 

Blue Veins, ashy toned hair (lack of warmth), and more of a pink is a cool undertone.

Green Veins, Golden/Red tones in hair, Golden skin is a warm undertone.

The next step is to determine lightness or darkness. If you have darker hair, you are a winter (cool), or an autumn (warm). If you have lighter hair, you are a summer (cool), or a spring (warm).

At the end of the day, any person can wear any color on the color wheel as long as it is the right lightness/darkness and warmth/coolness.  

Just a little sidenote. As a frequent wearer of neutrals, you should know that not all neutrals look good on everyone. There are warm and cool neutrals just like every other color. I know that seems obvious but it isn't. I like to think I can get away with camel and I really can't not with it right next to my face. I need a black scarf close to my face for it to work.

There is so SO much more information on this topic out there so search around and feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or would like help determining your seasonal palette.