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Colours for Spring and Summer if you're a Sultry Winter

(9 Posts)
Clavicle Tue 04-Mar-14 14:43:32

I'm going to look well grungy in forest green and indigo all season sad

What else can I try? Is it really only nautical navy and white?

Hopefully Tue 04-Mar-14 15:04:24

Can you mix quite a lot of white/silver grey/mid grey in? I think the greys can be a nice alternative, especially for summer trousers etc. And don't forget stone for linen/cotton bottom halves, and mole can be a nice alternative to black/navy too. White shirt/cardigan over darker/brighter vest can work too.

I'm a dark autumn, so similar in that I look best in the darkest colours of my palette, but I buy tube skirts/shorts/jeans in the lightest colours (apricot, off white etc for me) to lift things.

Don't feel you have to stick only to the sultry colours for the entire season, you'll get v v bored.

Clavicle Tue 04-Mar-14 15:07:45

Thanks hopefully truth is I am bored! Mole and stone are not recommended at all for me but I will have to add stone bottoms or else I'll be in indigo or white jeans all season.

The loud blues and pinks are a bit too much so good idea on the white cardigan over. Thanks.

MissScatterbrain Tue 04-Mar-14 15:10:47

How about adding chinese blue, deep pink, cobalt, red or any of the bright and ice colours to your outfits?

These could be in the form of jewellery, shoes, scarves, belts, bags, make up, nail polish etc if buying vests and t-shirts in these colours would be too much. A brightly coloured cardigan is very handy if worn with dark colours.

Hopefully Tue 04-Mar-14 15:53:11

Even if mole and stone aren't great next to your face, they can be great as bottom halves for creating a less vibrant Winter look if you're feeling a bit exhausted by wearing some of the stronger colours, iykwim. Have you stopped by the Winter colours thread on here? Lots of good advice on there.

Clavicle Tue 04-Mar-14 15:53:28

Sounds good too miss

Anyone seen anything in the shops? Size10/12 5ft 6" and 50 old grin

MissScatterbrain Tue 04-Mar-14 16:46:45

You'll need to come along to the winter thread for suggestions - lots of us sultry winters on there wink

MissScatterbrain Tue 04-Mar-14 16:47:57

here's the winter thread

Clavicle Tue 04-Mar-14 16:53:33

Exhausted is a good way of putting it hopefully!

Thanks for the link miss

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