The wardrobe hanging trick you must try

If you’ve got a bulging wardrobe, it can feel difficult to let things go, right?

You’ve got lots of reasons to keep them – they’re new, you’ve not had chance to wear them yet, they don’t fit, it’s for a special occasion etc. Yet, you hold onto them ‘just in case’.

Something I’ve found more and more is how much people’s lifestyles have changed. This can mean the clothes you reach for now, aren’t the same as the ones you used to reach for 2 years ago, let alone 5 or 8 years ago. This is something I talked about in this recent blog.

There’s often an emotional connection with our clothes which is why I’m often invited to help declutter and audit people’s wardrobes.

Try this

One thing which is so easy and effective is this wardrobe hanging trick.

It’s so simple to do and is a must if you find yourself wearing the same things on repeat.

The idea being that it’s a visual exercise. You’ll see patterns emerging and see the split of the clothes you do wear as well as the ones you don’t.

Once you’ve identified the items you aren’t wearing, question why not and if it’s time to let them go. As you go along, try challenging yourself to reach for another hanger that hasn’t been turned!

It’s worth doing for 30 days to get a really good idea, but you can try it for longer. I tend to reset my own hangers at the start of every year and declutter as I go along.

Watch this video explaining the hanger trick on my Youtube channel

Spring colour trends and how to wear them

Something I get asked a lot about is how to shop for ‘your’ colours in the shops. When you know the shades of colours which suit you best, it makes it far easier to shop as you can pick out the colour trends that do work for you. Plus, this knowledge takes you through each and every season! It’s one of the many benefits to having a colour analysis consultation and you can wear colour all year round after all!

If you don’t know the shades of colours which suit you best, then this task is a little harder and could be where you make some costly mistakes.

The time of year influences the colours we tend to see. Think about the weather and the seasons, especially in the UK. For example, if you have lighter features then you’re more likely to find the shades of colour which suit you better in spring and summer. Whereas, if your features are much richer and darker, then you’re more likely to find shades in winter.

Not every brand is the same though. Some retailers do tend to favour certain shades over others irrelevant of the time of year. Plus, there’s specialist brands like Kettlewell who focus on colours for those who’ve had their colours analysed previously. (Get in touch if you’d like more details).

Colour trends

Woman & Home recently contacted Colour me Beautiful MD Cliff Bashforth. They were writing a piece about fashion colour trends and how to wear them. Read the article here.

I’ll focus on some of the colour trends highlighted in the article below. But, if you want to wear a colour which you feel doesn’t look right or isn’t in your swatches; here’s a tip. Keep it away from your face! Instead choose something like a bag, shoes or trousers/skirt. What you wear closer to your face should be a shade which compliments you and lightens and brightens your features. Something which doesn’t will cast dark shadows, make you look unwell or age you unnecessarily.

Orange

I’ve discussed this in my last blog which you can revisit here. What you’ll notice is how bright and bold the clothes are in the shops and vastly different from the oranges we tend to see in the autumn. This will be great for you if you have red hair or toned down a little for warmer skin tones.

Same rule I mentioned before – keep it away from your face or choose accessories if it’s not that great for you.

Green

The article focuses again on the bolder greens out there but I’ve actually seen lots of shades of green this spring.

So, if you’re a fan of green and looking for some additions to your wardrobe then now’s a good time to look. Remember, green can have a yellow hue to it which makes it warmer so if you’re cooler don’t got to yellow based. If you’ve got white hair, you’ll want to avoid the yellow-y greens and go for icy shades.

Pink

The bolder pinks are better suited for those with more contrasting and brighter features. For others, you’ll need to tone it down or keep it away from your face.

If you’re following me on social media, I’ve shared a pink pleated skirt which doesn’t feature in my colour swatches (it’s too bright for me) but because it’s on my bottom half, it would have worked. Unfortunately, the fabric and the weight just wasn’t right and was too heavy for me so it didn’t suit my shape and frame. Colour might be the most visual reason for biting something, but if the style, shape or fit doesn’t work for you then it still won’t work. I go through all this and more during my style and image consultations.

White

An unusual ‘trending’ colour highlighted by Woman & Home and there was a few white pieces evidenced in the shops. I’d always recommend a soft white shade (think off-white) for most people pure white is too harsh for their features. We’re too early for Wimbledon, but how to wear white is something I’ve covered before! Read it here.

Seasonal guides

Still looking for a bit more help?

My spring / summer 2022 style guide is available which is an A5 double sided guide which features the colours and trends to shop for. I’m including an additional Pantone colour guide this time round too. Get it here.

For a little more guided detail, my presentation on the spring and summer trends is available as a pre-recorded masterclass. It’s a 30 minute recording which you can watch at a time to suit you. It’s available at a special introductory price here.

I hope this has helped to inspire you but if you need more help and guidance, do get in touch: Toni.carver@tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk

Wearing orange for MS Awareness Week

MS Awareness Week 2022 runs from 25 April to 1 May. This blog is dedicated to the colour orange and those who are affected.

Like yellow (which I covered a few weeks ago here), orange is everywhere in the shops, but it can be tricky to wear.

Orange attracts attention and it isn’t as aggressive as red. It’s a fun and energising colour. On the right person, it can look fabulous!

If you’ve got a warm skin tone or red hair then orange can look fabulous. Due to the yellow base, it’s not as complimentary if you have a cool skin tone (unless you wear it on your bottom half).

It’s usually I shade I see in autumn so it’s nice to see it brightening the stores this spring.

orange river island SS22 suit

This particular outfit in River Island is very bold so it’s going to suit you better if you’re:

  • Deep and you have a warm skin tone. You could swap the top for chocolate or black brown too.
  • Warm as these colours are fabulous for you!
  • Clear with a warm skin tone. Try and swap the top or jacket out for black, emerald green or even yellow or one of your many reds.

For those of you who find orange difficult or not complementary to wear but you love the colour, here’s some suggestions.

  1. Choose a shade which is less ‘yellow-y’ like a coral pink tone. Or, go for a lighter apricot shade so it’s more of a nod to the shade of orange.
  2. If it’s a little overwhelming, be sure to wear it with one of your better shades like a neutral or another colour.
  3. Go for something like hot pink if you’re cool.
  4. If you have a cooler skin tone, try a sky blue or a neutral like taupe or navy.
  5. Blush pink can be a great alternative to the coral pinks.

Remember; just like all colours, there are hundreds of shades available from terracotta to the palest of peach. When you have a colour analysis consultation, you learn about colour, the impact and how to wear it.

The power of colour is transformational. It’s not just a palette of colours that you wear – your best colours will show YOU, they’ll lift you and increase your self-belief.

If you’d like to find out more about Multiple Sclerosis, visit: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week

Use #MSAwarenessWeek on social media to help raise awareness.

What does your wardrobe say about you?

Do you feel like the contents in your wardrobe don’t actually resemble how you currently spend your life now?

Feeling like your wardrobe is filled with clothes from a life in the past? Pre-covid, you wore proper shoes, dresses or tailoring. Now; your world and life doesn’t require you to dress the same way you once did. Plus, if it does, it’s perhaps once a week or even once a month.

Dress for the life you have now, not the one you had before.

My new motto feels so relevant right now based upon a number of conversations I’ve been having.

If you’ve got to rifle through clothes you’re not wearing, frankly it adds time to your day. It makes it hard work and a little demoralising too.

It reminded me of this article from the Daily Mail a few years ago reporting that women spend 17 minutes every day deciding what to wear and your past wardrobe won’t help.

Time to change things around and take some control. Let me share my own example.

Old ways of dressing

I used to work in the corporate world and had plenty of tailored suits and dresses which I loved. When I stopped working in that industry, these tailored suits didn’t feel appropriate anymore. I felt too formally dressed to meet clients for colour and style. Over time, I gradually got rid of them. The occasional dress I kept which I felt worked for speaking events and corporate clients. But the rest; I sold on eBay!

Clothes audit

If this all sounds rather familiar then it’s time to review what you’ve got and how you spend your time. I’ve made it easy to do this using my free wardrobe charts which you can download here.

Take a look at your clothes and ask yourself if you’re really likely to wear them again. Target the ones you’re not wearing or you used to wear all the time, but not lately. If you’re not, remove them and store them away for a few months to see if you miss them.

Should you find yourself longing for certain pieces, then perhaps it’s not the time to let these specific ones go.

But, if you find that they don’t fit, flatter or suit you anymore (think colour, style and shape) and they don’t work for how you spend your time now, then maybe it’s time to pass them on to someone who can enjoy them. Give them to a charity shop or a friend. Put them on eBay or vinted if they’re still in good condition. If they’re high end, consider the rental marketplace to lend them to others.

Can’t let them go?

The challenge in keeping items ‘just in case’ is that they take up space even when they aren’t being worn. Plus, how long do you hold onto them for? If you buy new things, you’re just expanding your wardrobe further and making it harder to get dressed wasting more time looking for what to wear!

That’s why the charts will help. You can assess what you have and how you spend your time. You can probably do it over a brew too as they don’t take long.

Mind the gap!

In my experience, when you skip this step, you’ll tend to have gaps in your wardrobe that you don’t seem to fill because you’ve not identified the garments you need. You’ll buy more of the same things you already have (probably what you’re not wearing) and continue to feel that you have nothing to wear.

Of course, you do have clothes to wear, but you’re just not feeling they’re appropriate for how you’re spending your time. That’s where the charts come in!

Use them to identify the garments that don’t work for your life right now that you can store away. (Use a suitcase, vacuum packed bag or spare drawer if you have one).

For the items you have left – are they really working? Are you actually wearing them? If you’re not then ask why not? Are they the right colour for you? Work for your style personality (it may have changed if your life has changed)? Do they fit and flatter your shape and proportions?

When you’ve done the charts and the assessment, hopefully you’ve been able to identify some immediate gaps you have. Write these items down or put them in your phone notes so that you can look for them on your next shopping trip. Try and be as specific as possible. So if it’s a jacket, ideally what colour(s) would you want? Is it long or short? Buttoned or zipped? Being specific will help you focus on getting something that you need rather than wandering aimlessly around.

Give it a go – it’ll help you get your wardrobe to be more YOU!

Should you feel you need more help with any aspect, don’t be afraid to get in touch for some professional help. I’ll be happy to help you with your colour, style, shape and overall image!

toni.carver@tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk

Spring colours – how to wear yellow

I’ve been talking about colour and style trends lately as April is the month I introduce my seasonal updates. You can find more details here. Invariably, yellow always comes up as a discussion point.

Usually in spring, we see more yellow in the shops – perhaps because the sunshine and better weather is on the way.

I’m often asked how to pick the right shade of yellow and to wear it successfully which is the subject of this blog.

Different shades

If you haven’t had a colour analysis consultation then it can be much harder to get this right. You might have very little colour in your wardrobe or find it difficult to identify if a colour suits you or not. Try and experiment with different colours to identify the shades of colour that appear to light up your face (making you look brighter), and those that appear to dull or cast shadows onto your features (making you look tired or unwell).

When you’ve had your colouring type analysed, this task is much easier for you! You know your best shades of colour and you’ve got your own coloured swatches to refer to. These are a helpful guide when shopping but, bear in mind that fashion houses will create different dyes and mixtures. You may have even created your own colour if you regularly dye your own clothes! (visit this blog for my own colour experiment).

There’s never just one shade of a colour. Think of yellows and I’m sure you can think of two or three different shades; daffodil yellow, sunshine yellow and ice-cream vanilla immediately spring to my mind. Not every shade of yellow will look great on you. Just like every shade of blue, red or purple will.

If you’ve read this blog about colour analysis, I refer to an artist called Alfred Munsell. His system of colour categories helps to identify and describe colours and that there is more to colour than just, well, the colour.

Think about how you’d describe your features and how you describe colours. What are the words you use? This can help you focus on finding and identifying the right colour or combination of colours to wear.

For each core colouring type I’ve detailed some brief guidelines on choosing and wearing the shade of yellow which will compliment you the best.

Colouring types and combinations

how to wear yellowLights: Keep your look light and delicate wearing with similar light and pale shades. Think light primrose or buttermilk and wear with taupe. Try and avoid overpowering colours and high contrasting combinations. If you have a warm undertone then you may find yellow easier to wear.

Deeps: Your look is strong so make sure you add depth with your yellow such as a daffodil or ochre. Wear with a richer shade like navy to create some contrast and depth.

Warms: You suit many shades of yellow and will be one of the easiest colours to wear. Think mustard or primrose and wear with olive.

Cools: This won’t be a natural or easy choice as yellow undertones aren’t as flattering for you. Opt for an icy yellow with an element of coolness and wear with contrasting shades like grey. You may find it easier to wear away from the face so it’s not directly reflecting up onto your features.

Clears: You’ll always look your best in bright, vibrant colours so think canary yellow and team with strong, contrasting shades like red.

Softs: As your look is more softened, the same can be said of your colours. A yellow which looks like it has been faded by the sun will work even though it’s not in your swatches. Wear your colours tonally with similar mid-tone depth of shades like pewter. And, if you find it tricky, wear it away from your face.

I have previously recorded videos on how to wear colour including yellow. You can visit it here.

Knowing your colours

Understanding how certain colours and combinations make you look tired, pale or unwell whilst others make you look vibrant, healthy and younger can take time to establish. It’s often tweaking to a different shade of colour to suit you better.

When you have ‘your colours done’, you’ll gain a greater understanding and how to wear colour. By gaining this knowledge, it will help you to build a colourful, coordinated wardrobe which can be mixed and matched easily.

It really is life-changing so if you would like to book an appointment, get in touch with me: Toni.carver@tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk or schedule a call with me using the link at the bottom of the page.

Seasonal Masterclass

Introducing the on-demand seasonal masterclasses!

Pre-recorded videos and presentation showing you the colour and style trends for each season. You can watch these on-demand and at a time that suits you.

Perfect if you can’t attend the live group What to wear workshops but you still want to learn the latest colour and style trends and how to wear them.

Each seasonal masterclass lasts roughly 30 minutes. You’ll receive a link to a pre-recorded video in which you can watch and listen as I talk you through the same presentation and slides I use in the seasonal group workshops.

You’ll learn:

  • The latest colours for your dominant colouring type
  • Where to find and what the latest styles and trends are
  • Tips on how to make them work for you

The Spring/Summer 2022 on-demand masterclass is available to purchase here.

The Autumn/Winter masterclass will be available from 1 October 2022.

Watch this 2 minute video for more details.

Preparing yourself for spring

It certainly feels more like spring with the sun shining doesn’t it?

April means it’s time for my spring and summer style updates.

Now the shops are awash with different colours and styles, I’m sure your emails have been pinging with the hot new trends too. Whilst I don’t wish to burst your bubble, it’s worth pausing before you fill your actual (or virtual) shopping basket.

Lately, I’ve had many conversations in which people are sharing how fed up they feel with what they’re wearing. So, I can see how appealing it can be to want to shop for new togs.

As the well known quote goes: “fashion fades, style remains.”

This is why my seasonal updates help you get prepared and arm you with the information you need to shop wisely this (and every) season!

I’ve recorded this video which explains more and I’ve summarised how I can help you below with what’s available.

STYLE UPDATE GUIDES

If you find yourself baffled by trends or confused about what colour to buy, then this handy A5 guide is for you.

The new Spring/Summer 2022 Style Update guide is available to purchase here.

This guide helps you shop by highlighting the colours and trends you can expect to find this season. There’s also a bonus Pantone colour guide included too.

It will show you:

– six of your key colour trends organised by dominant colouring type (light, deep, warm, cool, clear, soft)

– 9 key style trends

– tips and tricks to guide you on each trend

If you book an appointment for my Complete Colour Analysis Consultationbetween April and October, you’ll receive the Spring / Summer 2022 style update guide. Book a ticket to attend my ‘what to wear’ workshop on Saturday 2nd April (see below) and you’ll also receive a copy.

There are a few copies left of the previous Autumn / Winter 2021 guide. So, if you’re shopping in the sales or pre-loved it can still be a helpful guide. It is now reduced but only whilst stocks last. Get it here: https://www.tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk/product/style-update-guide-autumn-winter-2021/ 

TREND UPDATE FOR HIM

Brand new for 2022!

Similar to the style update guide for her, this handy guide helps him to shop for his colours and learn the trends this season.

It will show him:

– six of his key colour trends organised by dominant colouring type (light, deep, warm, cool, clear, soft) including two neutrals.

– 9 key style trends

– tips and tricks to guide him on each trend

This will be available to purchase here.

If you’d like to get your hands on a his and hers guide – here’s a bundle offer for the pair.

WHAT TO WEAR WORKSHOP

The event takes place virtually on Saturday 2 April at 2pm.

During this online workshop, I’ll guide you through what’s in the shops for Spring/Summer and how to assess what you’ve already got in your wardrobe!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

✅ What the new colour trends are

✅ What’s out there for your dominant colouring type

✅ The styles to expect

✅ How to make the trends work for you and your personality type

✅ How to style up and review what you’ve already got in your wardrobe

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE AFTER THE WORKSHOP

✅ A style update card summarising the key colours and trends (in the post)

✅ A shopping and wardrobe checklist (digital guide)

✅ Who can wear what guide (digital guide)

✅ Discount voucher

✅ Confirmation of your entry into the prize draw to win a 30 minute styling call with me (if you’re one of the first six).

Tickets cost £17.50 and are available here

The next event for Autumn/Winter takes place on 1 October. There will be an in-person event in the morning and a virtual event in the afternoon. Tickets are available here.

NEW ON-DEMAND SEASONAL MASTERCLASS

Introducing the first of my new masterclasses for 2022!

I do understand it’s not always possible to attend ‘live’ workshops and events. Some people enjoy learning in their own time too. Clients frequently ask for recordings of the workshops but this isn’t always practical or possible.

I’ve been working on alternative ways and have created this pre-recorded masterclass so you don’t need to miss out.

Whilst it has been pre-recorded, I still talk you through the same slides I use in the group workshop. I’m showing you the latest colour and style trends that you’ll find in the shops and how to wear them.

During this masterclass, you’ll learn:

✅ The new colour trends and where to find them

✅ What the key colours are for your dominant colouring type

✅ The latest styles and trends and where to find them

✅ How to make these work for you and your personality type

This masterclass is available at a special introductory offer price here.

 

However you need help getting your wardrobe ready for spring, there’s now a variety of options available.

What will you choose?

 

Colour meanings for International Colour day

Today marks an interesting day for all colour lovers. March 21st is international colour day which was established by the International Colour Association

Why March 21st?

March 21st is the “equinox” where equi = equal and nox = night, meaning around the equinox, night and day are approximately equal in length. Essentially it’s when light and dark are equal but without light, there would be no colour. Can you imagine a world without colour??

The impact of colour

I love showing people the impact of colour and how to wear it. When a colour suits you, you look vibrant, younger, healthier and brighter. Your eyes sparkle and it has a positive impact on your mood and those around you. People notice and may even comment on how great you look.

Wear something which isn’t quite so flattering and dark shadows will appear. You’ll young tired or unwell and your mood may be somewhat flat. People may ask if you’re feeling OK.

During my colour consultations, I introduce you to colour, the impact and show you some examples. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes when you wear the right colours for you in your clothes and makeup.

But, people also see colour in different ways and we may describe colour differently. I’ve written about the ‘science’ and colour descriptives in a previous blog which you can read here.

The meaning of colour

A search on google will introduce you to a vast array of colour meanings and there’s been many studies on this topic.

Think about how you feel when you wear a certain colour. Perhaps you receive comments when you wear a certain shade of colour. Maybe you notice a change in someone’s behaviour, or perhaps you react differently?

Did you know that colour is the most influential reason for buying something. Think about the last item of clothing you bought and the first thing that attracted you to it. If it was the colour (and research suggests it makes up over 80% of your buying decision), you can see how knowing the right colours to buy will save you money in the long run!

Brands also use colour to influence your choices and feelings too. Let me explain further.

Red

When we think of red, it can invoke feelings of love, excitement, energy, confidence. Apply that to the food arena and it can make you feel hungry or thirsty (think McDonald’s and Coca Cola). Ever noticed that ‘sale’ signs are usually red? You’re being enticed into a sense of urgency and not missing out. Wearing red can often project a feeling of confidence. A woman wearing a red lipstick or red dress is often referred to as ‘meaning business’ and essentially having the confidence to stand out and be noticed. But there’s different shades of red after all – they don’t all have to be so impactful!

Blue

Blue is the colour of the sky and sea so it can naturally create a sense of peace and safety for many. It’s why you often see brands use blue where trust is involved – NHS, Police and many banks. In a business sense, it’s often considered a more approachable colour than black. There’s a sense of calmness with blue too but we can often be described as feeling blue can’t we? This is thought to have originated from the 1300’s.

Yellow

Undoubtedly, a colour which you think of brightness, the sun and happiness. Yellow is a very eye-catching colour and often used to draw attention – think hazard lights or warnings. When we wear yellow, it invites that sense of optimism and joyfulness.

Green

Nature is full of many colours, but always lots of green. Think grass and trees. Being with nature releases a sense of tranquility for many too and you’ll see health companies use greens in their logos. There are many shades of green and I find it’s a colour which many association with school days.

Purple

This colour has a link in years gone by to royalty and was considered only for the wealthy. Purple is often associated with creativeness and mindfulness and from a colour perspective is usually one which suits everyone as it appears in everyone’s colour swatch palette’s.

Orange

A vibrant colour, orange is full of energy. Perhaps because it’s a mix of yellow and red but it can also feel quite impulsive too.

Get your colours done!

If you’ve found yourself wearing colours which don’t make you feel good then perhaps it’s time to learn more? Get in touch to book your colour analysis consultation. Appointments are available Monday to Saturday and available virtually and in the studio.

For the dramatics – Iris Apfel’s H&M collection

Earlier this month, it was announced that Iris Apfel is set to launch a brand new clothing collection with H&M.

Apparently, she’s a H&M fan (who knew?) and the collection is available to purchase from 31 March.

She’s certainly got a rather eclectic taste which is evident in the new H&M collection! I’d say the clothing line will be a huge hit if you’ve got a more dramatic style personality.

Iris is in her 100th year which I think is remarkable and admirable. I love this quote from her and wholeheartedly agree:

Style is not about spending a lot of money. It’s not about what or who you wear, but how you feel when wearing something. Style is about self-expression and above all, attitude

I never grew up with a lot of money and designer brands aren’t for everyone or their budget. But, when you don’t feel good in something, it actually shows. When things don’t fit or flatter you, then you won’t feel happy or comfortable.

I do believe that you can get value for money from whatever you buy though. ‘£’s per wear’ is my motto and something I say to my clients all the time. The more times you wear something, the lower the £’s per wear becomes.

£’s per wear

Let me explain by way of an example.

The collection from Iris is reported to start at £29.99. Let’s say you buy something from her new collection and you wear it once (or not at all if it’s really not your kind of style). That’s £29.99 per wear. Now, let’s compare that to an item you buy elsewhere that you pay the same price for but this time, you wear it three times. The £’s per wear on this item becomes £10 which actually makes this item much better value for money.

Buying things which make you feel good are a must in my view. So many people have wasted money over the years on things that they never wear I find. It’s understandable why they feel so guilty about it too. That’s why knowing and understanding what works for you is a must.

Here’s the three areas I focus on during my sessions with clients because when you understand each of these areas and how they apply to you, you’ll be able to build a wardrobe of coordinating items.

  1. Wear your best shades of colour near to your face as these will flatter your features the most.
  2. Choose styles which work for your personality type and how you spend your time.
  3. Pick fabrics and designs which flatter your shape and proportions.

Book a colour or style session to learn more!

The science behind colour analysis

Did you know there’s a ‘science’ behind colour analysis?

It may not be brain surgery, but there’s more to it than telling someone they look ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in certain colours – don’t forget why!

In this blog, I’ll explain about the system and process I use in my colour consultations.

I have referred to the Alfred Munsell colour system before in my frequently asked questions, so let’s start here.

What’s the Alfred Munsell Colour System?

Albert Munsell was an artist who invented the Munsell System which defines colour into three dimensions:

  1. Value (depth)
  2. Hue (warm/cool)
  3. Clarity (chroma or purity)

In simple terms – it’s a way of describing colours based on human perception. The system is used across a range of industries from hairdressing to soil research and includes colour analysis.

Colour Analysis Consultations

Not all colour-trained consultants use this method. I found it to be the most logical and sensible way of understanding and interpreting colour.

Applying these categories of colour to your physical features means that when you wear similar shades of colours, they will harmonise with your features creating a positive visual effect and impact.

Munsell colour theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each person has a ‘dominant’ colouring type made up from the combination of their hair colour, eye colour and skin tone. From this, you’ll have a secondary and tertiary sub-type made up from a possible 24 categories. This refined combination is your personalised colour palette of up to 48 shades of colour and endless combinations! This full colour categorisation is available through my Complete Colour Analysis Consultation although a basic dominant assessment is also available.

The benefits

Remarkably, everyone really is different. We each see colours in different ways and choose to express ourselves differently too.

It’s not about being told what you ‘can’ or ‘can’t’ wear, but understanding how colour is interpreted and worn for best effect. Knowing certain colours and combinations make you look tired, pale or unwell whilst others make you look vibrant, healthy and younger. It’s often tweaking to a different shade of colour to suit you better.

When you have ‘your colours done’, you’ll gain a greater understanding about colours and how to wear them. By gaining this knowledge, it will help you to build a colourful, coordinated wardrobe which can be mixed and matched easily.

It really is life-changing and I never tire of seeing it!

Get in touch about booking a colour analysis

Read more here