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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Soft Autumn

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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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The Light Spring 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 Spring

Light Spring, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These Light Spring 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 Spring Hair Colors: These can range from darker shades of pale blonde to shades of medium brown. The average natural color is probably medium blonde, which can appear more golden or more ash. Red hair is seen in this season, but more commonly lighter, softer variations. Darker hair can occur but is less common.

Light Spring Eye Colors: Blue and green eyes are seen most frequently in people with this coloring, very often in shades of blue-green. Wearing cooler colors can make the eyes appear to have a grey cast not there in the correct hues. Fully brown eyes are uncommon, though green eyes may have some brown. Eyes of any color often contain bits of yellow.

Light Spring Skin tones: Like hair and eyes, Light Spring skin tones range from fair to medium, but are most commonly medium-light. Very fair tones can be seen, but more moderate skin tones are more common. Skin in this season may often be prone to flush, which may create a false impression of cool undertones.

Light Spring Color Dimensions

Light Spring’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 Summer, Light Spring people have the least tolerance for darkness in color.

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

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

Light Spring Colors

Light Spring’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but specifically include coral pink, coral, pale peach, daffodil, pistachio, jade, turquoise, cornflower blue, lilac, and periwinkle. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Light Spring Neutrals

Light Spring’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Warm charcoal, light navy, mink brown, latte, yellow grey, pale olive, light grey, sand, and cream. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Light Spring Makeup

Light Spring has a wide array of warm pink, apricot, peach and coral pink lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of petal pink, peach and vivid coral pink are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the Light Spring 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 True Spring 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 Spring

True Spring, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These True Spring 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 Spring Hair Colors: These can range from darker shades of pale blonde to shades of medium brown. The average natural color is probably medium blonde, often with very exaggerated golden undertones. Red hair is seen in this season, but more commonly lighter, softer variations. Darker hair can occur but is less common.

True Spring Eye Colors: Blue and green eyes are seen most frequently in people with this coloring, very often in shades of blue-green. Wearing cooler colors can make the eyes appear to have a grey cast not there in the correct hues. Fully brown eyes are uncommon, though green eyes may have some brown. Eyes of any color often contain bits of yellow.

True Spring Skin tones: Like hair and eyes, True Spring skin tones range from fair to medium, but are most commonly medium-light. Very fair tones can be seen, but more moderate skin tones are more common. Skin in this season may often be prone to flush, which may create a false impression of cool undertones.

True Spring Color Dimensions

True Spring’s predominant color quality is warmth. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only warm shades like yellow and orange, nor that they do not have warmer and cooler choices within a shade (i.e. warmer and cooler pinks), but simply that of all of the palettes other than True Autumn, True Spring people have the least tolerance for coolness in color.

In addition to being warm, True Spring is also moderately bright. They can balance a range of softer or brighter colors, but overall their best colors tend to lean towards brightness.

Finally, True Spring colors are medium-light. Like all palettes this season contains lighter and darker options, but in general colors lean towards lightness.

True Spring Colors

True Spring’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but specifically include vivid coral, peachy pink, tangerine, butter yellow, leaf green, kelly green, turquoise, aqua, and periwinkle. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

True Spring Neutrals

True Spring’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Chocolate brown, medium navy, medium brown, warm taupe, copper brown, yellow grey. sand, yellow beige and cream. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

True Spring Makeup

True Spring has a wide array of apricot, tangerine, peach and coral lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of peachy pink, tangerine and vivid coral are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the True Spring 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 Bright Spring 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 Bright Spring

Bright Spring, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These Bright Spring 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.

Bright Spring Hair Colors: These can range from medium-light blonde to medium brown. The average natural color is probably a medium-light brunette. The hair colors in this season are clear and translucent, often with coral or golden undertones, though may appear ash brown or blonde next to darker or duller colors. Red hair can occur in any season, but is especially common in the bright seasons, as red is the brighter of the two pigments that naturally give hair it’s color.

Bright Spring Eye Colors: Green and blue eyes occur frequently in this season, and eye colors that sit between blue and green may be most common of all. Brown eyes are less common, and tend to be lighter with bits of green and gold in them. Eyes of any color in this season commonly have a bit of yellow in them at close distance.

Bright Spring Skin tones: Bright Winter skin tones range from the fair to medium, in almost equal amounts, with medium-light tones being perhaps a bit more common. Cheeks may often be flushed with pink, giving the impression of a cooler person. Those who appear lighter may be taken for summer blends, as the influence of winter in the person is not always obvious. Conversely, those with brown hair and eyes may often be mistaken for either winter due to their higher apparent contrast or autumn due to their apparent depth and warmth.

Bright Spring Color Dimensions

Bright Spring’s predominant color quality is brightness. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only very colorful looks, or that their colors are overbearingly neon, but simply that of all seasons excluding Bright Winter, this coloring has the least tolerance for softness in color.

In addition to being bright, Bright Spring is also medium light. They can balance both lighter and darker colors, and suit a moderately high level of contrast, but overall their best colors do tend towards lightness.

Finally, Bright Spring colors are warm-neutral. Those with bright spring coloring can wear a range of colors where some choices will be warmer and others cooler, however overall the suit colors that lean towards warmth.

Bright Spring Colors

Bright Spring’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Coral red, warm fuchsia, tangerine, sun yellow, lime green, kelly green, teal, aqua, grape, and medium pink. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Bright Spring Neutrals

Bright Spring’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include light black, vivid navy, espresso, green grey, clear grey, sandy taupe, yellow beige, sand beige, and ivory. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Bright Spring Makeup

Bright Spring has a wide array of peach, hot pink, coral and coral-red lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of peach, coral-red and warm fuchsia are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the Bright Spring 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 Bright Winter 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 Bright Winter

Bright Winter, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These Bright Winter 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.

Bright Winter Hair Colors: These can range from medium ash blonde to black. Hair here can be, but as often isn’t particularly dark in appearance. The average natural color is probably a medium brunette. Members of the season who are truly blonde as an adult are less common, however those who were towheaded as a child and have maintained a blonde look via highlights as their base has darkened are seen frequently. Red hair can occur in any season, but is especially common in the bright seasons, as red is the brighter of the two pigments that naturally give hair it’s color.

Bright Winter Eye Colors: Brown, green and blue eyes all occur frequently in this season. Brown eyes may be fully brown with a slight red or yellow tinge or they may be lighter with a mix of several colors. Blue eyes can be very cool in appearance, or often have a slight green cast. Green eyes may have a very distinctive cool tone, though those with brown at the center and a more common overall color are also seen. The latter can create a false impression of warmth or Autumn influence in the person. Eye whites can be extremely bright, giving the impression of high contrast especially in darker eyes.

Bright Winter Skin tones: Bright Winter skin tones range from the fairest to the deepest, in almost equal amounts, with fair to medium being perhaps a bit more common. Olive or yellow tones occur often in the skin and may be mistaken for warmer seasons. Those who appear lighter may be taken for spring or summer blends, as the person does not always present as either particularly dark nor particularly contrasted in initial impression. Conversely, many members exist with dark brown or black hair and dark eyes with medium to deep skin and may be mistaken for a darker season.

Bright Winter Color Dimensions

Bright Winter’s predominant color quality is brightness. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only very colorful looks, or that their colors are overbearingly neon, but simply that of all seasons excluding Bright spring, this coloring has the least tolerance for softness in color.

In addition to being bright, Bright Winter is also medium dark. They can balance both lighter and darker colors, and suit a high level of contrast, but overall their best colors do tend towards darkness.

Finally, Bright Winter colors are cool-neutral. Those with bright winter coloring can wear a range of colors where some choices will be warmer and others cooler, however overall the suit colors that lean towards coolness while avoiding only the most extremely cool shades.

Bright Winter Colors

Bright Winter’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Strawberry red, fuchsia, coral red, vivid gold, emerald green, deep teal, icy mint, sapphire, blue violet, and sugarplum. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Bright Winter Neutrals

Bright Winter’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include light black, vivid navy, espresso, aubergine, steel grey, cool taupe, stone beige, icy grey and winter white. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.

Bright Winter Makeup

Bright Winter has a wide array of hot pink, blue-red, coral and fuchsia lipsticks to choose from. Medium-dark shades of hot pink, coral-red and fuchsia are among the most successful choices.

I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the Bright Winter 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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