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Oct 22, 2010

Fashion Basics: Finding colours that suit you

Many of us are avid fashion magazines' readers and fall for every hot trend. But however fabulous these trend are, they will surely fade away sooner or later. Because of this changeability in fashion styles everybody needs some basic  knowledge on the shapes, fabrics, colors etc. most suitable for you so that you can always come up with some enviable outfit. Having these basics down you are fully equipped to show off your amazing style regardless if you are following the latest trends or rocking you very own style.

 In the first  post of the Fashion Basics series I will show you how to find your perfect colors according to  the following color analysis. 
 Color analysis a way of determining the colors that best suit your natural coloring. There are several methods of analysing personal coloring. The most well-known is "seasonal" color analysis, which places individual coloring into four main categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Depending on the category you fall into, your most suitable hues are presented. Don't worry if your favorite color is not for you season. You can wear whatever you want, just let the colors of your season be the prevailing in your look (use them in your dresses, coats, shirts etc.) and add any other hues (that go with the rest of your outfit!)  in your accessories,shoes,makeup etc. 
 So here is how to determine your season:

 To start with the analysis, you will need to find your skin undertone. This is by no means related to your skin color. For example, there are both people with dark cool skin and dark warm skin. The easiest way determine yours is by placing a white piece of paper next to your hand and comparing you skin to it. Try to do this in natural light. 

    If compared to the white paper your skin looks yellowish and your veins look green, you have yellow or golden undertone and are warm toned. Another indication is that you look better in gold than silver.   
    If your skin looks bluish or pinkish and your veins look blue - you have blue or pink undertone and are cool toned. You also look better in silver.
    If you have neither apparent warm nor cool undertones and you look good in both silver and gold, you are considered to be neutral.

In addition to the undertone,there are a few more important factors : hair color, eye color and eye pattern.The combination of the four elements determines your season.


In general: you are cool toned and there is high contrast between your eye-hair-skin color. The pattern of your eyes is probably spoke.There are tree subcategories.

Clear Winter
Skin: Black, deep brown, neutral beige, pale olive, milky white. Usually translucent.
Hair: Black, chestnut, medium brown, or dark brown hair.
Eyes: Charcoal gray, blue, dark brown or violet.
Best colors: 
Deep Winter
Skin: Black, medium beige, black-brown, or olive with no pink or peach undertones.
Hair: Black-brown, medium brown, steel gray, or salt & pepper.
Eyes: Black, black-brown, or dark hazel.
Best colors: 

Cool Winter
Skin: Cool brown, olive, or neutral beige.
Hair: Blue-black, silver, salt & pepper. No red tones.
Eyes: Charcoal gray, blue, dark brown or violet.
Best colors:


In general:  the undertone is cool, there is gentle contrast between colors, eye pattern is probably delicate cracked glass.

Light Summer
Skin: Pale beige, porcelain, ivory or pink beige. (Usually pink-toned.)
Hair: Light to medium ash blonde or light to medium ash brown.
Eyes: Blue, grey or green.
Best colors:

Soft Summer
Skin: Light to medium neutral beige, ivory.
Hair: Light to medium ash brown, mousy brown. May have blonde in it.
Eyes: Gray-blue, hazel or soft turquoise.
Best colors: 

Cool Summer
Skin: Ivory, pink beige, gray beige, or neutral beige.
Hair: Medium to deep ash brown. Little to no red tones.
Eyes: Gray, blue, or slate.
Best colors: 

In general: your undertone is warm and usually pale, your eye pattern is probably round sunburst.

 Light Spring
Skin: Ivory with peach tones, pink beige.
Hair: Light to medium golden blonde, ash blonde or light to medium brown.
Eyes: Blue, green, turquoise, or light hazel.
Best colors: 

Clear Spring
Skin: Bronze, deep warm brown, brown-black, light ivory, light peach, or porcelain.
Hair: Medium to dark brown, or brown-black. May have red highlights.
Eyes: Turquoise blue, green, golden brown or topaz.
Best colors:

Warm Spring
Skin: Bronze, golden beige, ivory, or porcelain. May have freckles.
Hair: Light golden brown, red, strawberry blonde, or deep golden blonde.
Eyes: Topaz, olive green, light hazel, or warm turqouise.
Best colors: 



In general: your coloring is warm and low-contrast and your eye pattern is probably an Aztec sun with swirls and spots.


Deep Autumn
Skin: Warm beige, neutral beige, golden brown, dark brown, olive.
Hair: Medium brown, medium to deep auburn, dark brown deep chestnut or black.
Eyes: Dark brown, dark hazel, black, or dark green.
Best colors: 


Soft Autumn

Skin: Ivory, neutral beige, warm beige, golden brown.
Hair: Golden blonde to medium brown or mousy brown. May have blonde or red highlights.
Eyes: Light brown, soft hazel, blue, or gray-green.
Best colors: 

Warm Autumn
Skin: Bronze, golden brown, golden beige, ivory, or warm beige.
Hair: Medium golden brown, red, auburn, strawberry blonde or golden blonde.
Eyes: Brown, olive green, hazel or topaz.
Best colors: 

Thank you for reading this post. I hope you found it helpful and I'd appreciate it if you leave any suggestions or opinions in the comments.


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