Style & Fit Guide
Don’t you just love those days when people keep telling you how fabulous you look? (We sure do!) Well, chances are it has a lot to do with the color of the garments you’re wearing. Wearing the “perfect” color is almost magical: it will brighten your eyes, even out your skin tone, and highlight and complement your best features.
Finding your perfect color isn’t difficult, but it does take a bit of thought. It’s a little different for every woman, and depends on such variables as skin tone, hair and eye color, even personality. Also, there’s a lot of room for creativity. Color is the perfect place to discover and express your individuality.
Through your skin tone and hair and eye color, you belong to one of four seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn. You may be able to wear colors from more than one season, especially if you accent or accessorize the color nearest your face for flattering impact.
A fun way to discover your perfect color is to grab a girlfriend and go to a fabric store. Start by holding solid-colored fabric swatches near your face, and ask your friend for honest feedback. Does the color complement you, or is it not the best choice? Begin with these four colors: royal blue for Winter, soft rose for Summer, sunshine yellow for Spring, and rich gold for Autumn. After you determine which of the four is most flattering, experiment with different shades of that color. (Keep in mind these guidelines are not absolute.) And remember, this exercise is all about having fun! When you’re done, treat yourself to a new outfit from Blair.com in your perfect color!
Winter colors are vibrant, dramatic and sophisticated. They are blue-based cool colors and are best accented with white, gold or platinum. Winters are the only season that can wear pure white or black. They are best in clear colors and sharp contrasts—never muted or powdered. When shopping, think true blue, vivid and icy.
Summer colors are soft, sensitive and refined. They are blue-based cool colors and should be accented with white gold, rose gold, silver or platinum. Summers are best in pastels and soft neutral colors. They should not wear vivid colors near their face unless lightened with white or gray. When shopping, think blue, rose and soft, muted colors.
Spring colors are light, fresh and radiant. They are yellow-based warm colors and are best complemented with yellow gold or bronze. Spring is the most delicate of the seasons and has colors that are alive. Springs look their most becoming in bright, delicate colors—not muted or dark shades. When shopping, think about yellows, both soft and crisp tones.
Autumn colors are warm, rich and mellow. They are yellow-based warm colors and should be accented with yellow gold, bronze or copper. Autumns have that “Town and Country” look and wear both vivid and muted rich earth tones best. Pinks and blue-reds are not their most flattering shades. When shopping, think of golden undertones, much like fall foliage.