It can be difficult to know what colors look best on you, but it's important to know before going shopping. Determining your best and worst colors can be done by a color or wardrobe consultant, or just try draping several colors against your face with a good mirror and daylight to see what looks best.
Then when you are at the store, try to look past any items that are in your worst colors, and look for your best colors. Always ask if something comes in a different color, sometimes there will be other colors online or in the back stock of the store.
The book I use in color consultations is called Color Me Confident: Change Your Look - Change Your Life! by Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw. It uses a more thorough method than the "Four Seasons." It considers hair and eye color as well as skin color, and has more categories than just warm and cool, like some methods.
I give one-hour color consultations in my home in downtown Bellevue for $40. Contact me for more information.
Now that Fall is coming, layering will add those needed changes to your wardrobe. It's also a great way to mix colors and prints to show your creativity. Although it might seem like you need to buy more items to layer, it actually helps you use more of the pieces you already have, because you are combining them in different ways.
Scarves are the most obvious addition to your fall outfits. Try a lightweight cotton or linen one in a contrasting color or print to add a little warmth to a late summer top.
Tank tops or camisoles always add a layer of warmth, which can extend the use of your lightweight summer tops, especially when combined with a light sweater or denim jacket.
Have fun with layering and stay warm and stylish!
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