Fall/Winter Colors & How to Wear Them
Fall is here! The unseasonably warm weather we have experienced this Fall is about to leave us. When we were out walking in the neighborhood one evening, there was a chill in the air. There is a definite shift in the seasons with the colder weather. It is time to transition your seasonal wardrobe and I, your Texas Image Consultant and Colorist, am ready to assist you.
Fall Colors from Your Texas Image Consultant and Colorist
One of the best ways to embrace the season is to wear the fall colors, even if at times it can be warm. You can wear the color, not necessarily the heavy winter versions in your wardrobe. These colors apply to men and women! As a Texas Image Consultant and Colorist, I have noticed that (spoiler alert) the Pantone color trends from both London and New York fashion weeks is atypical for the fall season.
For years now, designers have been nudging us towards a “no rules” fashion mindset. Leather and suede in spring? Sure! Moody florals in the summer? Why not? Bright colors in the fall? Well, now there’s an idea. At a time of year when we experience less daylight and, in some areas, more rain, wearing bright colors is just the thing to put a pep in our step.
In place of black this fall is a deep navy blue called Blueberry (these are Pantone names). Amen to this shift. As a Texas Image Consultant and Colorist, I’ve rarely worked with a client who said they need more black in their closet. Per usual for fall, there is a medium gray tone, this one is called Quiet Shade, and a dark brown otherwise known as Chicory Coffee. These two neutrals pair well with the brighter colors in the fall palette such as Spicy Mustard, Dragon Fire, and Watersprout.
Also present in this season’s palette are the earthy greens we’ve grown used to seeing in the stores. We have Cardamom Seed, Loden Frost, and Martini Olive and Abundant Green, which is a vibrant equivalent to emerald. Any of these greens would pair nicely with the warm medium-toned brown called Caramel Café. Another winner with any of the greens is a light, warm neutral called Autumn Blonde.
I, your Texas Image Consultant and Colorist, love to ground a bright color with a soft neutral to allow the brighter color to take the lead. Violet Purple would pair quite nicely with Cardamom Seed, as well as the gray, soft white and dark blue.
Texas Image Consultant and Colorist Services
I do custom color analysis for clients (women and men), which pinpoints your best colors to wear. Color trends aside, it is important to know which of these colors you wear well. Wearing your best colors helps you appear healthy, vibrant, and youthful. Your fabric color fan saves you time in the stores, and it assists you in removing unattractive colors from your wardrobe. Email or call me to learn more or to schedule your color analysis. I am finding that color analysis is one of my best and most popular services. I also offer a virtual color analysis version if you are not in the area.
Have fun playing with color this fall and winter season. Aspire to inspire others with your energizing ensembles. See you out there!
Elaine Stoltz AICI CIM (Certified Image Master)
Stoltz Image Consulting and Cosmetics