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So I had my colours done and now I need to know what accessories you'd wear with this kind of thing......
tan, not brown would be nicer, but if you're a summer you don't want the tan colour to be too orange-y. Also silver/pewter/grey/nude/another colour from your colour chart. Did you go to house of colour or another one?
I went to House Of Colours. Tan isn't really one of my colours and I wear brown much better than tan.
My neutral colours were:- pewter - not sure how to discribe it really, it's sort of a mid to dark brown stone ivory light and medium grey taupe (sort of beige) sage light navy blue and a sort of teal blue colour
other colours in my book are:- lemon yellow turquoise light aqua purple lots of shades of blue mint green red a few pinks - not neon but more like rose and baby pink white
ha ha - it does doesn't it. But it doesn't include colours like orange, ruby or aubergine, emerald, black etc! It's all to do with the shade and depth of the colours too - like I can only wear light / lemon yellow NOT deep or bananna yellow's.
I have to say it was ALOT of information to take in in 2 hours and I've had to buy a book to review everything she told me.
Luckily most of my wardrobe was already grey, brown and blue so I haven't got much to throw out. I'm having a style consultation tomorrow (body shape and that kind of thing) so that's when I'll strip all the crap out my wardrobe.
the colour consultation was a birthday present so I'm not sure how much it cost. The style review is about £90 and i think it lasts 1.5 hours. I figured both are a better investment than buying lots of rubbish clothes which look crap which is what I've been doing!
Since you're a light/cool I'd go lighter with the cardigan and shoes. Maybe pick out one of the accent colours in the flowers (sorry, only looked at first link) for any jewelry.
Pippi I just had a full image review with Colour me Beautiful and it was £190 for two sessions - a couple of hours over colours and make-up and another 2.5 hours on wardrobe. I had to bring in a few outfits to the second session so she could help me see what did/didn't work and why. Definitely money well spent IMO - I've chucked out clothes worth way, way more than that over the last few years due to buying things on impulse that didn't suit me.
Not sure about cardis - I am very unimaginative and tend to match mine to a colour in my dress.
I would go for a delicate necklace with the floral dress - you don't want anything that's going to "fight" it for attention. The other one could take something a bit more solid. Did they tell you whether you are gold or silver for jewellery?
I'm a bit confused. If it was House of Colour and you are a summer, then they should have explained that you should be wearing silver jewellery. They should also have explained a bit about coordinating outfits using the colours from your palette, mine certainly did. At the end of the day, you can listen to as much or as little of their advice as you like, just want to make sure you actually get your moneysworth!
I agree that if you're a summer silver s your metal - can't see how this didn't come up as the first thing they do to determine whether you're 'cool' or warm' is check how gold and silver look against your face. I'm also a summer (sweet pea), but I think the palette is basically the same - it's just the proportions of how you mix them up, or which ones are your 100% colours that changes.
I've built up a few silver items accessory-wise, plus I find dark navy useful - not as easy to find as black. Then I have a few sort of creamy-brown/grey pearly things. Basically I try and cover all my neutral shades, so I can always match whatever I wear.
Belts - have a blue, grey, nude, dark red, brown, teal - again can match with most of my neutrals and everything goes with denim anyway.
Ooh please report back on the style consult - for me, this was a total eye-opener! It took me a long time to come to terms with it and really be able to see what clothes suit my 'type,' but now I don't have to think twice and it's made such a difference.
yes I will do as the woman doing the style consultation also does colours. Glad it's made a real difference to you. I'm hoping this will all help me develop a more capsule wardrobe and waste less money on crap just because it's in fashion!