Well Happy New Year! I hope you had a good one and you are feeling somewhat refreshed after the break from routine? I am so excited by a new year… and what it could bring. I have lots of projects and collaborations I am working on…plus events and workshops I will be running as we enter the new Spring/Summer season. Keep an eye on my website for updates if you are interested in booking onto these.
I thought I would start the year off with a pop of colour advice so that you know what to look out for in the shops and how you can wear it.
Every year Pantone select a shade that they feel represents what is happening in our global culture and therefore serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. For 2017 that shade is Greenery;
“A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”
Most shades of green are associated with nature and Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ is a zesty, yellow green tone, making it perfect for those of you who have very light hair, light eyes, light eyebrows and a warm skin tone. If this is you- you can wear this colour head to foot and look fabulous. If you have different colouring- here is my guide to how you can wear it.
Deep and contrasting
If you fall into the Deep Colour Category (dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin) or Clear Colour Category (very dark hair, bright blue or green eyes and very pale skin) you ideally want to pair Greenery with a contrasting shade. Neutrals like Charcoal and Black Brown will work well. You could also pair Greenery with Damson for a rich, contrasting combination or Lapis to provide a striking pop of colour.
Light and delicate
Those of you who fall into the Light Colour Category (light hair, eyes and pale skin tone) will want to add a shade of a similar, or slightly lighter depth to Greenery, to complement your colouring. Try wearing it with subtle colours like Soft White or even Powder Blue, which will give a lovely, fresh feel to your look as we move into Spring.
If you fall into the Warm Colour Category (any level of red tones in your hair) you may wish to wear Greenery all on its own, or with some simple gold jewellery; either way, it will certainly complement your warm colour characteristics. Those who are Dramatic and Warm may want to try some more unusual colour combinations, perhaps a pop of Pumpkin or Primrose to really spice things up!
Here are my top three picks on where to find this colour now…
Simple design with a great twist at the neckline to make it feel a bit more interesting. Paired with navy blue it really makes the green POP.
ASOS: In the sale at £26.50
I adore this design…so pretty and feminine. To wear now you could pair it with a fur stole or shrug to ward off the goosebumps…but it will obviously last you into Spring/summer – worn as in the picture with strappy heals and gold accessories…what’s not to love?
Love the zip detail…especially since it’s been finished in a gold tone – works perfectly together. Easily dress this up with oversized earrings and heels or you could wear with a jacket for a more formal occasion.
Hope that gives you some pointers – any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guest Blog from Kate Evans
Kate has been a qualified Image Consultant and Life Coach for over 12 years. Her friendly and relaxed approach as well as her understanding of styling means that she knows how to find clothes that truly fit people’s personalities, colouring, body shape and lifestyle. Not only will you look and feel better after a consultation with her, you’ll be able to shop more efficiently and get dressed in the morning without decision fatigue.
Kate works from her studio in Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, but can do consultations via Skype, virtual shopping trips via Pinterest and will obviously travel to your home if needed. Visit her website or follow her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.