I love what a big difference it makes to wear the right color, shape, and texture of clothing. What we wear says a lot about us even if you are not trying to dress for fashion. If we are not dressing for style essentially all clothes really need to do is just keep us warm and covered. We are not like the cavemen today so our clothing does give us more than just function, it gives us personality and credibility. By wearing the correct color, shape, and texture for our personality we tell people how to treat us and who we are. The right clothing gives us confidence when we look in the mirror.
Naomi is a good example of how clothes make a difference
Naomi is a student. She is dressed in her school uniform. The muted burgundy color makes her look pale washed out and even a little boring. She has some texture to her skin and natural volume to her hair. There is a bit of sass in her that is hidden when she wears the greyed down color. In this picture with no accessories Naomi blends in and is quite forgettable.
We straightened Naomi’s hair and she put a little make-up on her. She used a very bright orange lipstick which looks amazing on her because she is an “autumn.” An “autumn” person is able to wear true orange lipstick and look very good in it.
We did not color or cut Naomi’s hair. We did use the flat iron and smoothed some of the volume out.
Changing the color, texture, and shape of Naomi’s clothes made her hair look like we colored and cut it!
Naomi is no longer forgettable or able to blend in. She rocks this look.The correct Color, Shape and Texture of clothing makes all the difference.
The colors for the Autumn personality are easy to recognize. Deep rich colors with just a drop of black added to them to make them deep and strong. Autumn colors are warm and rich.
The shapes in the Autumn wardrobe are angular, uneven, jagged and sharp.
Autumn’s style is very textured. Course knobby fabrics look great on an Autumn. The more texture the better.
Accessories are a vial part of an Autumn’s wardrobe. Naomi is quite small. The heavy belt adds interest, the multiple necklaces and thick braided bracelet looks at home on this tiny little body. The big bulky “tool belt” is typical for an “autumn’s” style. This breaks a long standing fashion rule that small body shapes should wear small accessories.
Each seasons accessories are the polish that pulls a look together. Everyone can use the 4 seasons in nature to get inspiration for the correct accessories. For example autumn time has lots of piles of leaves, lots of crunchy, textures and angled shapes. Repeat this “style” with lots of heavy chunky necklaces & bracelets. Course textured fabrics, deep rich colors. Nature gives us great examples to repeat in fashion. Nature is very easy to understand the different seasons “styles”
Read more about each season in the easy to read book called “My Fashion Revolution”.