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Colour analysis: thread for autumns

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AngieAir Tue 11-Jun-13 14:04:29

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.

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 12-Jun-13 19:36:15

I'm feeling all inspired.

I am going to book in to get my colours done with my nearest HOC consultant, with a view to becoming one myself.
There are no consultants within a 65 miles and I think this is something I could be really good at. smile

My second link should have been....

Planning on wearing them with an off white slub tshirt, flat tan sandals and some kind of necklace or scarf.

LOVE your pinterest boards shopafrolic (just followed DM)

MelanieCheeks Wed 12-Jun-13 20:15:09

The biker jacket looks gorgeous, great colour! Not so keen on those cuffed trousers.

Am following shopafrolic's pinterest boards too - I've just started using Pinterest, so some great ideas there!

I was trying to find a link to the M&S top I'm wearing today, but can't seem to find it. It's a sleeveless shell top with pin tuck detail on the front in an unusual cappuccino/ coffee colour. Wore it for work meeting this am with a linen skirt and ecru Office heels, then for play this afternoon (Game of Thrones exhibition...) with black crop trousers and tan sandals from Hotter.

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:18:02

You're v pretty Terra!
What a great idea to set up in your area. I emailed HoC at the time I had my colours done but they never responded so I went with an independent style lady in the end.
Those trousers look good, nice and slouchy.......

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:20:57

This is a lovely cream thirst for Autumns that Hopefully found in M&S. it's a lovely fabric and the back of it is ribbed so it's a bit different. Can definitely recommend. Much nicer than the pic!

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:21:34

Thirst? That should read tshirt!

AngieAir Wed 12-Jun-13 20:24:51

Terra that jacket is such a good colour and a good price. Will look at ebay scarves too, thank you for looking. I don't really have much to put on ebay myself as a lot of it is too old.

Frenchfancy, scarves seem to be recommended to cover the wrong colours. And maybe a cardi or jacket or necklace? Perhaps the key is to put something the right colour between your face and the black?

Shopafrolic & Terra, I like those pinterest boards. Think I will start one myself. Maybe without pics of Angelina Jolie though as I bear no resemblance!

Here is the makeup thread that seems to have lots of recognisable brand names, especially if you scroll down to the bottom. it does soft, deep and true/warm autumn. link

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:28:23

That's really helpful AngieAir. Off to read thoroughly.

TheChocolateTeapot Wed 12-Jun-13 20:38:25

Shop - can you link to Hopefully's M&S t shirt please

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:42:11

Oooops - that would help wouldn't it?

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:42:30


shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 20:43:51

And this is a good basic cream vest

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 12-Jun-13 20:54:40

Ooh thanks shopafrolic that photo is 3 years old though, I fear the DC have put the years on me since then smile

I'm playing a game at the moment (saddo alert) going through clothing websites and putting all the autumn things into my basket (not actually buying them obviously)

AngieAir Wed 12-Jun-13 21:09:36

Massive board link full of inspiration.

When do the shops get the autumn collection? Expect more suitable colours will be available then. I want to start a pinterest board to plan my purchases.

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 12-Jun-13 21:14:06

Autumn preview stuff should be in shops end of next month I think.

shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 21:45:02

AngieAir that's a great Pin board. You're giving me lots of bits to read up on! Thanks.

charitygirl Thu 13-Jun-13 06:42:34

Hello autumns! I just took the plunge after weeks of ditherage and ordered this rather pricey dress

Going back if its not absolutely stunning tho.

Also anxiously waiting for delivery of this. Little concerned its been open opened and taxed by US Postal services, as that has happened to me before with US purchases.

TerraNotSoFirma Thu 13-Jun-13 08:00:23

charity I love that necklace, it's gorgeous.

charitygirl Thu 13-Jun-13 08:36:44

Thank you - I was really taken with it as soon as I saw it! Just keep your fingers crossed it makes it here...

Etsy is great for scarves and accessories in colours/styles not in the shops. And of course scarves are a great way of getting the right colours next to your face when your wardrobe is still full of the wrong stuff, as someone mentioned upthread.

MelanieCheeks Thu 13-Jun-13 09:34:48

Charity shops are another good source of colours out of season - today I am wearing today a dusky aubergine leather jacket that I picked up recently. I have paired it with brown trousers (cheap from tesco), a biscuit colour top from Warehouse, and I have pulled it all together (I think) with a scarf, though I suspect it's a bit too peachy-apricot to be the right colours.

(And I've obviously got food on the brain as I'm fasting today!)

charitygirl Thu 13-Jun-13 09:51:51

Sounds lovely Melanie ( I'm also fasting today!). Aubergine's a funny one isn't it: not in my HoC swatch book but definitely an autumn on the Kettlewell site, and it 'feels' autumn to me. An Aubergine leather jacket is an amazing find!

I'm in a tomato red stretchy tube skirt, brown loose tshirt, and a boxy turquoise linen jumper on top. Also leopard print trainers and my new massive lion pendant from Accessorise which I love. Will try and link later.

charitygirl Thu 13-Jun-13 11:38:05

Here's my lion pendant

He looks nicer in real life - and quite a yellow 'gold', which I think is right for Autumns. I feel very lion like with him on.

shopafrolic Thu 13-Jun-13 13:28:24

Charitygirl I have the Me&em maxi and absolutely love it
Great necklace too.

charitygirl Thu 13-Jun-13 14:44:20

Ooh cheering news shop - I really want to to look great as I feel it would fill a hole (wardrobe, not emotional).

And would obviously look great with the necklace...

lovepigeon Thu 13-Jun-13 23:08:11

hi shopafrolic can I ask where you found your cream/ivory tops? I currently have loads of white which I would like to either dye ivory or else get rid and buy ivory tops. None of the dylon dyes look like they would work for this though as they are all bright colours. I've been looking in the shops for ivory shirts and tops but almost everything is white.
Will double check my ** colours but I think I have coral, lizard grey then pretty much all the greens (except for lime green) and all the blues (navy, heliotrope etc).
I already have loads of navy and have recently bought some coral as it is in the shops at the moment
SofaCanary I'm sure I've read on colour analysis websites that you can sort of flow into other seasons like deep autumn into winter so its possible that you suit some spring colours too.

AngieAir Fri 14-Jun-13 07:55:29

I was looking at the dylon dyes too and was disappointed there was no cream/ivory option. I'm off to the shops this weekend hoping to replace my bog stsndard white vest tops with some better (cheap) neutrals. I shall be brandishing my swatch book for the first time! And of course I will report back if I spot anything interesting.

I'm holding off any big purchases until I do the style day but I really need a light summer fitted blazer/jacket to replace my old and tatty black one. Will wander round and see if anything waves at me in the sales. Budget for jacket is up to £30. Anyone seen anything?

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