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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Bright Winter

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Bright Winter, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Bright Winter colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Bright Winter we have light black, vibrant navy, clear grey and winter white as neutral colors, paired with strawberry red, royal blue and fuchsia.

Women in this season often feel they will look like a parade float in their colors, but in fact they do have wearable neutrals that can form the basis of an elegant wardrobe and that perfectly balance the seasons vivid colors, making them feel natural and normal. While black and white are of course flattering and convenient, this season also has grey, navy, brown, taupe and aubergine options that can work beautifully as alternatives to avoid black overload.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Bright Spring

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Bright Spring, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Bright Spring colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Bright Spring we have light black, cobalt navy, pale grey and ivory as neutral colors, paired with coral, aqua, and sunshine yellow.

Women in this season often struggle to find and work with their neutral colors, making it difficult to pull professional, polished outfits together. Like every season, there are neutrals to be found here, with ivory being among the most readily available, though it’s also worth noting that very colorful looks feel real and right on this woman, and she may be able to wear more multi color looks effortlessly providing they are well coordinated and the colors truly in harmony.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule is perhaps slightly more casual than some created for this series, as more and more workplaces continue to go in that direction.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Dark Autumn

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Dark Autumn, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Dark Autumn colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Dark Autumn we have warm black, cinnamon, olive and candlelight white as neutral colors, paired with teal green, burgundy, and mustard yellow.

Women in this season often feel confined to black and more black, however they are at their best with some element of warmth or contrast in the mix. This season contains a plethora of neutral colors, including those used here as well as shades of warm grey and taupe, navy, aubergine, espresso, etc., many of which are readily found in shops, and most of which are more becoming for her than black on it’s own. A wardrobe could easily be built on neutrals alone in this season and still have quite a bit of variety and interest. However, it would in my opinion be a shame not to use at least a few of the exotic gemstone colors this season is also full of, as they are extremely luxurious looking when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule is perhaps slightly more forma, and also more creative workplace oriented than some of the others I’ve done.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Dark Winter

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Dark Winter, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Dark Winter colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Dark Winter we have off marine black, navy, charcoal and white as neutral colors, paired with sapphire blue, ruby red, and forest green.

Women in this season often feel confined to black and more black, however they are at their best with some element of warmth or contrast in the mix. Her navies, greys, and whites are found readily, and can also help to add dimension to the wardrobe if choices in her colors are sparse in shops. There are also browns in this season, as well as aubergines, all of which make for beautiful neutral choices but which I left out for the sake of a small, hyper-cohesive capsule. Additionally, there are plenty of rich jewel tones here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look garish when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Soft Autumn

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Soft Autumn, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Soft Autumn colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Soft Autumn we have off marine blue, medium-light brown, khaki and dirty white as neutral colors, paired with olive green, terracotta pink, and robins egg blue.

Women in this season often feel confined to brown and more brown, however the ones most commonly found in shops are often too warm or too dark. The right brown is found most often in a medium value, which is still plenty dark enough to wear professionally. Her warm greenish grays are another option that is both flattering and easy to find, but for the sake of keeping a focused capsule I excluded it. Additionally, there are plenty of colorful options here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look faded or washed out when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Soft Summer

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Soft Summer, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Soft Summer colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Soft Summer we have off black, soft navy, medium-light grey and campfire white as neutral colors, paired with pine green, soft pink, and sky blue.

Women in this season often imagine their colors as a sort of watered down mid-tone buffet, but in fact many of the most commonly found versions of professional neutral staple colors belong to them, as Soft Summer has a relatively high tolerance for darkness, as long as it is quite soft. Likewise, there are plenty of colorful options here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look faded or washed out when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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Wearing Light Spring

As a Light Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Light Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Enchantress

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Enchantress

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Goddess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Goddess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype

Dresses in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

Dresses in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Spring

As a True Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

A signature style concept in True Spring colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

A signature style concept in True Spring colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

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Wearing Bright Spring

As a Bright Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Bright Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

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Wearing Dark Autumn

As a Dark Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Dark Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Autumn

As a True Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

A Signature Style concept in True Autumn colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in True Autumn colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

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Wearing Soft Autumn

As a Soft Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Soft Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Summer

As a True Summer, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Summer coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

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Wearing Light Summer

As a Light Summer, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Light Summer coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Light Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Light Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Various outfits in Light Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Various outfits in Light Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

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Wearing Soft Summer

As a Soft Summer, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Soft Summer coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Enchantress Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Summer colors for the Enchantress Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Winter

As a True Winter, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Winter coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Princess or Sophisticate Image Archetypes.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Princess or Sophisticate Image Archetypes.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Enchantress Image Archetype with a bohemian sensibility.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Winter colors for the Enchantress Image Archetype with a bohemian sensibility.

Miscellaneous outfits and accessories for a Signature Style concept in True Winter colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits and accessories for a Signature Style concept in True Winter colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Everyday outfits in True Winter colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Everyday outfits in True Winter colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

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Wearing Dark Winter

As a Dark Winter, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Dark Winter coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits for a Signature Style concept in the Dark Winter color palette for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Outfits for a Signature Style concept in the Dark Winter color palette for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Outfits for a day at the ballpark in the Dark Winter color palette for the Goddess Image Archetype

Outfits for a day at the ballpark in the Dark Winter color palette for the Goddess Image Archetype

Simple, timeless everyday outfits in the Dark Winter color palette for the Muse Image Archetype

Simple, timeless everyday outfits in the Dark Winter color palette for the Muse Image Archetype

Outfits examples in the Dark Winter color palette for the Famme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfits examples in the Dark Winter color palette for the Famme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfit examples in the Dark Winter color palette for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfit examples in the Dark Winter color palette for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

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Wearing Bright Winter

As a Bright Winter, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples I have made of outfits made with the Bright Winter coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Jeans outfits for the Bright Winter Pixie Image Archetype

Jeans outfits for the Bright Winter Pixie Image Archetype

Outfits for the Bright Winter Enchantress to wear to a business casual office.

Outfits for the Bright Winter Enchantress to wear to a business casual office.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also a Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also a Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also a Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also a Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous items for the Bright Winter who is also the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

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The True Summer Color Palette

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This post is part of a series outlining the basics of each seasonal color palette. If you’re looking to become acquainted with the palettes, this is a good place to start.

Common Presentations of True Summer

True Summer, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These True Summer celebrity examples are merely a guess, since we can’t know what they would look like in real life with every season tried following proper methodology, however in photos they resemble exemplars I have personally seen. Please keep in mind that any season can present with any hair, skin and eye color.

True Summer Hair Colors: These can range from shades of pale blonde to shades of medium-dark brown. The average natural color is probably medium brown, which may, but may also not, appear obviously cool or ash in tone. Darker hair can create the appearance of a darker season due to contrast with the skin.

True Summer Eye Colors: Blue eyes are seen most frequently in people with this coloring, very often in shades of true blue, blue-grey or blue-green. Green eyes are also common and tend to have a blue cast. Brown eyes are uncommon.

True Summer Skin tones: Like hair and eyes, True Summer skin tones range from the fairest to medium-tan, but are most commonly light. Very fair tones may have high contrast with brown hair, giving the false impression on a winter person, while deeper skin tones can give the impression of a warmer person.

True Summer Color Dimensions

True Summer’s predominant color quality is coolness. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only cool shades like blue and purple, or that they don’t have a range of warmer and cooler choices within a hue (i.e. warmer and cooler pinks) but simply that of all of the palettes other than True Winter, True Summer people have the least tolerance for warmth in color.

In addition to being light, True Summer is also moderately soft. They can balance a range of softer or brighter colors, but overall their best colors are moderate and leaning slightly towards softness.

Finally, Light Summer colors are medium-light. Members of this season suit a range of lighter and darker colors, but overall their best shades lean slightly towards lightness.

True Summer Colors

True Summer’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but specifically include raspberry, boysenberry, cool coral, pastel lemon, jade, sea foam green, pool blue, lavender, and iris. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

True Summer Neutrals

True Summer’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Soft black, medium navy, plum brown, pine green, blue-grey, medium grey, lavender taupe, cool beige and pearl white. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

True Summer Makeup

True Summer has a wide array of mauve, pink, watermelon and berry lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of cool pink, watermelon red and violet berry are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the True Summer color palette! If you’re struggling to figure out your coloring, I would be happy to set up a time to talk and see if I can help.

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The Light Summer Color Palette

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This post is part of a series outlining the basics of each seasonal color palette. If you’re looking to become acquainted with the palettes, this is a good place to start.

Common Presentations of Light Summer

Light Summer, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These Light Summer celebrity examples are merely a guess, since we can’t know what they would look like in real life with every season tried following proper methodology, however in photos they resemble exemplars I have personally seen. Please keep in mind that any season can present with any hair, skin and eye color.

Light Summer Hair Colors: These can range from darker shades of pale blonde to shades of medium-dark brown. The average natural color is probably light brown, which can appear more golden or more ash. Darker hair can create the appearance of a darker season due to contrast with the skin.

Light Summer Eye Colors: Blue and green eyes are seen most frequently in people with this coloring, very often in shades of blue-green, though blue eyes can look very cool. Brown eyes are uncommon.

Light Summer Skin tones: Like hair and eyes, Light Summer skin tones range from very fair to medium, but are most commonly light. Very fair tones may have high contrast with brown hair, giving the false impression on a winter person.

Light Summer Color Dimensions

Light Summer’s predominant color quality is lightness. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only light colors, nor that they do not have darker choices, but simply that of all of the palettes other than Light Spring, Light Summer people have the least tolerance for darkness in color.

In addition to being light, Light Summer is also medium soft. They can balance a range of softer or brighter colors, but overall their best colors are moderate and leaning slightly towards softness.

Finally, Light Summer colors are cool-neutral. Members of this season suit a range of warmer and cooler colors, but overall their best shades lean towards coolness.

Light Summer Colors

Light Summer’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but specifically include cherry, medium pink, coral pink, pastel yellow, jungle green, soft turquoise, robin’s egg blue, sky blue, blue-grey, and iris. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Light Summer Neutrals

Light Summer’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Charcoal, light navy, mink brown, blue-grey, plum brown, medium grey, lavender taupe, cool beige and marshmallow white. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Light Summer Makeup

Light Summer has a wide array of warm and cool pink, coral and cherry lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of petal pink, coral pink and cherry red are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the Light Summer color palette! If you’re struggling to figure out your coloring, I would be happy to set up a time to talk and see if I can help.

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