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Fall Clothing Advice: Know Your Colors

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You know the old clothing rule: "Never wear white after Labor Day." Judging by al of the winter whites we see these days, that adage is as passé as shoulder pads. But Labor Day remains a kind of unofficial gateway to fall...and it's cozy sweaters and boots and coats, which has got me thinking about fall fashion this week.

I've already dabbled a bit into the fall clothes lake over on the Smarter Living hub, going over the colors we may be seeing in the stores these coming months...but not all of those chosen hues may look good on you - may not be part of "your colors". You know, that whole color theory of finding the best colors for your skin tone and eye color and hair color.

I do think there is a science to it. I know I can't wear red, and pastels wash me out, while deep browns and blues always get me a compliment from someone.  Do you know your colors? Knowing what looks good on you can really help when shopping so you avoid costly mistakes (you know those fluorescent lights in the dressing rooms don't help at all).

Remember, the right colors for you with make you glow, you will appear brighter, while the wrong color will make your face fade a bit...try a bunch of different colors in the bathroom to see what it means. I've tracked down a fabuous how-to guide over on The Chic Fashionista.

What are you? Summer? Fall? Light? Share your results and if you have ever gotten your colors done...and what color can't you wear? 


by on Sep. 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Quoting Kmakksmom:

I'm more of a warm colored person.  I also look good in blues and purples.  Yellows totally wash me out.

Me too...and I am too pale for yellow. :)

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by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Quoting Madelaine:

OK, sounds like I am a cool color group person.

I am a cool color wearing person, but per the paragraph I should be a medium warm. :)

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by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I can't wear black or white, or primary colors.  Muted colors are my best.

by on Sep. 5, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I like light and bright colors.

by Dawn on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I like darker colors for fall and winter.

by Dawn on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I like lighter colors for spring and summer

by Dawn on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I've never had my colors done for me.

by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I am a deep winter. The colors listed are the ones I usually wear anyway.
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by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I am a Spring. The colors that look best on me are charcoal, black, browns, greens. I look horrible in pastels.

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