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5 Tips for Creating a Unique Style


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Find Your Color Palette
Choose a family of colors that look best with your hair and skin tone, and stick with those shades.
Choose a family of colors that look best with your hair and skin tone, and stick with those shades.
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In the 1980s it became a trend to figure out what "season" you were -- meaning, what color palette best suited you:

  • Winter -- cool colors with light-to-dark intensity
  • Spring -- warm and bright, with medium-to-light intensity
  • Summer -- cool, muted colors with medium-to-light to medium-to-dark intensity
  • Autumn -- warm and muted, with medium-to-light to medium-to-dark intensity

For example, a woman with dark hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion is referred to as a "deep winter." She should wear all winter colors, plus some of the autumn range to complement her skin tone and hair color. There are even seasonal consultants who'll take a look at you (or a picture of you) to give you a reading of your seasonal colors.

Dressing in a palette of colors that complements your skin will go a long way toward setting your personal style. You can build an entire wardrobe around these colors that you know looks perfect on you.