Colour my world

the lovely co. is trying to work out what ‘season’ we are…no, no, we’re not confused about this unseasonably warm weather of late. We know it’s actually winter. What we mean to say is that we are trying to work out our colours – the shades that make us look hot…or not. We’ve become a little obsessed about it while writing this post today.

We’re really sick of the black in our wardrobe. It seems like a really lazy and fall back option for us. It’s not that we hate black or anything (some of you probably look stunning in it), but we’re just going to make a conscious effort to wear less of it. Fingers crossed there is some other colour that is just as slimming.

Anyway, we digress – back to the ‘seasons’. It really is a little confusing and we think we might be somewhere between a spring and an autumn. Apparently first up you have to determine your skin tone:

‘Winter’ complexions have blue or pink undertones and the skin is usually pale white, olive or dark. These people normally have dark eyes and have brunette hair.

‘Summer’ complexions also have blue or pink undertones, but the skin is pale and pink. Quite often these people are natural blonde or brunettes and have pale eyes.

‘Autumns’ will have golden undertones and could include redheads and brunettes with golden brown eyes.

‘Spring’ lovelies have golden undertones with creamy white or peach skin. This usually means they have straw-colored or strawberry red hair, freckles, rosy cheeks, and blue or green eyes.

So, what to wear then eh?

Apparently, Winters should wear sharp, stark and clear colours like white, black, navy blue, red and bright pink. For lighter colors, they should look for icy tones rather than pastels and should avoid beige, orange and gold at all costs.

Summers should choose pastels and soft neutrals with rose and blue undertones. Lavender, plum, rose-brown and soft blue suit summers well. Steer clear of black and orange summer lovelies.

Autumns get the go ahead for colours with golden undertones, like camel, beige, orange, gold and dark brown and should avoid blue tones, like navy. Oh bother, if we are an Autumn this is a problem as we have lots of navy in our wardrobe as well.

Springs look gorgeous in warm colors like camel, peach, golden yellow and golden brown, but dark, dull covers do not suit them.

Confused yet? Hmmm, us too. Don’t you think it would be fun to get your colours done? We’ve already convinced ourselves that despite the cost involved, in the long run it will save us heaps of money because we’ll no longer buy things and wonder why they sit in the back of the wardrobe.

If you want to try to work out which season you are, take a look at Color Me Beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend and we will talk to you on Monday. x.


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