Color Analysis in Fashion
Color Analysis entered the fashion world in 1978 with the publication of the popular Color Me Beautiful book by Carole Jackson, and is all about finding the colors that best compliment our skin tone.
Having your “colors done” became the thing to do where I lived in the early 1980s. At that time I had a 5-year-old and was expecting my 2nd baby. It was all I could do to find time to get dressed, much less have to worry about whether or not I was wearing the right colors.
After my life settled down a bit, I did seek out a consultant, had an analysis, and discovered that I am a Spring. I was given a foldable color palette packet for reference, to carry with me when I went shopping. All these years later (nearly 40!), I still carry that palette in my purse.
The thing is… I don’t always look at it. And that was been my “wardrobe downfall.” Although I look my best in the colors in my palette, I am not naturally drawn to them. I find myself gravitating to pastels, which make me feel more comfortable. Pastels don’t say “LOOK at me!” like the bright colors in my Spring palette do. But, I admit, when I do purchase something within my palette, I do look better, and that makes me feel better.
Over the past weeks, I’ve been re-organizing my closet, and part of that process has led me to cull the clothes that don’t suit me. It’s not easy, but I’m trying to stay on track.
I have to face the fact that if I don’t feel good in what I’m wearing or how I look, even around the house, it does affect me.
How about you? Did you ever have a color analysis? And, if so, do you follow it when making clothing purchases? Have you had to get rid of clothes in your wardrobe because of their color? I’m open to any tips on how to make this process go more smoothly. Although I don’t put much importance on clothes, it does seem I am attached to some more than I should be. It’s those soft, cozy ones that are giving me so much trouble.