I had my colours done last month and I'm a HOC autumn leaf (not sure how that translates to other schemes). I've done a search on here and not found much as you all seem to be winters!
I've bought a top and a camisole from Kettlewell as a birthday present which look lovely and now I'm stuck. Most of my clothes are the wrong colours (white, purple and blue) but I can't afford to replace them immediately, just over time. I really saw the difference in the drapes so don't want to go to work every day looking ghastly either.
Does anyone have any tips for how to "improve" my existing clothes? I've had a look on pinterest but felt overwhelmed.
I self diagnosed myself yesterday as a soft autumn via a few different websites, I'm not sure what the differences between soft and leaf are. Did your consultant give you your two 'star' colours? If so I would get scarves in that colour and maybe follow whatever hair and makeup colours suit you best. That would give you a good start. Then maybe keep an eye on ebay for things in your size/colours?
I'm another Autumn, and I've just started to be more rigourous when buying new clothes. Its really the colours that are nearest your face that matter most - as terra suggests, a scarf or 2 might be a quick way of dealing with that. Can you dye any of your white tops or shirts? Add earrings - I have a pair of soft grey pearl studs which seem to go with everything.
Like the idea of scarves Terra & Mel, and the two I own are the right colours though not the two star ones. But I can't wear scarves at work. Will look into dyeing the white tops, they're old and cheap so wont be total disaster if it goes wrong. do I just get a dylon dye?
Will have to invest in a pair of gold earrings, all my jewellery is silver but will keep wearing the rest.
Melanie - what do you mean by more rigorous? I think I might go on the style day for extra help. Seem to have lost my sense style over the last few years and still regret throwing out some clothes that used to be my staples. And they were in the right colours.
What I probably need is one of those capsule wardrobes.
Dylon is great for making things right, I use it a lot. My top tip is to not change the colour too much though, as the stitching never dyes (normally made from polyester thread), so will stand out if you dye a white t-shirt dark brown, for instance. I would stick to dyeing white to cream/apricot/light olive/camel.
Angie the style day was amazing for me, just as life changing as colour (although I'm an image consultant myself, so obviously I'd say that )
I've been scouting polyvore and pinterest ALL day, I'm becoming obsessed. I'm 98% certain I'm a soft autumn and a lot of the clothes in my wardrobe 'fall' (see what I did there ) into the right colourscheme.
So I have a huge cull planned at the weekend.
The rule of thumb I'm sticking to with makeup is........find a pic of Drew Barrymore, If she looks great in it, copy her hair and makeup
Hi AngieAir I'm an autumn leaf too, got my colours done a couple of weeks ago. I was given loads of ** colours - around 10 so I'm not sure if my consultant went a little over the top with that, I'd find it easier if I had less in a way. I'm struggling to match colours though, I know in theory all the colours are meant to match but I keep trying combinations that look wrong. What are your best colours? I find it hard to incoporate greens into my wardrobe which I should wear lots as they work best with my colouring (auburn hair).
Pigeon, my two star colours are chestnut, rust, apple jade, and moss green at 100%. I have none of those colours in my wardrobe and don't even know if they're in the shops as its summer. I do have lots of grass green tops and a dark olive cardi so they will stay too.
My two stars at 75% beige, khaki, light olive, yellow ochre and heliotrope. again don't have anything in those. I do have some dark brown tops and a cardi, ** at 50%. will need to have a thorough wardrobe inspection at the weekend.
I saw a link to a useful looking list of recommended make up colours, will post it after work.
Another self-diagnosed soft autumn. (Did it yesterday after reading this thread). It matches most of my wardrobe so it isn't a great surprise. The 2 thing that were is that I should wear olive green (I don't normally do green) and I shouldn't wear black so what should I do with the 3 new black tops (well new to me - e-bay purchases) in my wardrobe??
OP have been looking for scarves for you on ebay, there are heaps of pashminas in rusty colours....about £2.99 so I don't think they'd be too heavy for this weather Also heaps of gold and rose gold costume jewellery.
Waves to all the fellow Autumns. I was HoC diagnosed so can't quite compare but I am a Warm Deep Autumn so the darker colours in the range. The biggest change I made was losing any white clothes in my wardrobe and replacing with cream / ivory. I do still wear some black - I think warm deep Autumns overlap slightly into Winter territory as some of the green jewel tones work okay on me. My Pinterest boards are here if they help? I wear a lot of rose gold now that I'm avoiding silver as it feels more modern somehow!