Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creating a Fall Capsule Wardrobe for A Month of Outfits

If your goal is to create a month of outfits from a fall capsule wardrobe you adore, this Thursday series will help. Here's where to start...

Determine Which Autumn You Are...

I've been writing a series of blog posts about seasonal color analysis, each of which will become static pages on this blog, to help women of color determine their season.

Here are the posts you may have missed...

Are You an Autumn? Seasonal Color Analysis for Women of Color
Are You a Soft Autumn? Seasonal Color Analysis for Women of Color

My own season, I believe, is a kind of warm/soft hybrid. I am landing on warm autumn but making sure that although I am wearing those colors, they are muted. A lot of what I have seen in catalogs and online are very bright versions of the autumn colors, especially the oranges, and I have been avoiding those and wearing burnt orange or red orange, instead.

Examine the Color Palette for Your Autumn...

These seasonal color palettes were created by Jane Rekas and can be found on her blog at Expressing Your Truth. If you want to buy one, she has an Etsy shop linked at the blog.

The Soft Autumn Color Palette

The Warm Autumn Color Palette...

The Deep Autumn Color Palette...

Choose a Few of Your Favorite Colors...

From your palette, identify the colors you most want to wear and pick a few of them to concentrate on as you build your fall capsule wardrobe. My favorite colors are burnt oranges and chocolate browns and I have incorporated both, along with golden yellows and olive greens for my fall capsule wardrobe.

In her post on 3 best colors for each season, Christine Scaman, from 12 Blueprints, has identified colors for each of the autumns that she believes work best for your coloring. You might want to choose at least one from your season, if not all three...

Soft Autumn Colors for Your Fall Capsule  Wardrobe...

Dark brown
Soft cypress green
Mustard yellow

Warm Autumn Colors for Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe...

Red orange
Deep gold

Deep Autumn Colors for Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe...

Brown black
Dark olive green
Dark mahogany

Which ones do you like best for your season?

Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Head over to my
virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

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