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 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.
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.
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.......
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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?