Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Soft Autumn Seasonal Color Analysis Challenge: Day Thirteen

The Soft Seasons

One of the hardest things for dressing your truth type 2s and probably, seasonal color analysis soft/muteds is the fear that they will not show up, or not be seen, in their clothes. If as you try to figure out your own season, you land at one of the soft seasons and notice that same concern in yourself, let’s talk, because I can totally relate!

I think I must be getting closer to the ideal level of soft and low-medium contrast, because that fear is starting to come up. I loved yesterday’s outfit but when I looked at it again today, I wondered, “Am I in there?” and something awfully close to “will anyone see me?”

Soft Autumn vs. the Romance of Warm Autumn

I have been trying to squash my disappointment about not being a warm autumn. It’s kind of like being first runner-up or not even that and saying, “it was an honor just to be nominated!”

(photo credit: Seasonal Color Forum)

When I first saw the soft autumn palette, I fell in love. And was totally happy with the idea that that was my season. And then there was that brief moment when Lora (Alexander) thought I might be a warm autumn and I let myself consider that possibility. Yes, warm autumn is still muted, but boy, those colors seem BIG in comparison.

(photo credit: Jane Rekas)

So I guess I am having a little moment of grief. Goodbye,warm autumn! :)

Today’s Soft Autumn Outfit

I think there is something about the word neutral that bothers me, too. Lora mentioned it the other day, and said that other people have at times commented that they don’t like knowing they are a neutral season. It sounds too much like nothing. Like not really fitting in anywhere definitively.

But, of course, that is not the truth. And maybe I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

I do like today’s outfit! I got the idea from my outfit the other day

Ivory pullover from Jessica London (I think)
Camel pants from Lands End
Multi scarf from Stein Mart

Which season are you? Are you a neutral, too?


  1. I'm warm autumn :)Thanks Bunches for stopping by!! Following Back!

  2. Hi Naomi! While at your blog, I stayed long enough to try to figure out your season. Have you been dressing long as a warm autumn? Do you like it?

    I think you have a mixture of both warm and cool coloring in your skin from what I could tell of the few pics I saw.

  3. Hi Claire! Oh good, I'm glad you think so. Thanks!!

  4. Jeanine, that scarf is magic. As with yesterday's outfit, it elevates it to a whole new level. It's subtle, it's muted, it's so gossamer it's barely there but the pattern and the colour tie everything together and add exactly the right amount of detail (talking DYT T2 here).

  5. Oh good, I'm so glad to hear that, Barbara! Thanks!!

  6. thanks for your comment on my blog. just wanted to let you know that my camera strap is from a shop on etsy called "cotton candy by natalie."

  7. Hi Susanne! Oh thanks, I'll have to check out that shop.


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