Lol. So the schedule I am currently trying out is: fresh post on Tuesday, Throw-Back Thursday, and a little something for the weekend. Since earlier in the week I was blogging about my color adventures, I thought this would be a good topic for a re-run. In this old post, I was completely wrong about the reason (find the one word I struck), yet the technique I found that works for me is precisely right!
This technique is adapted from the classic Always In Style, by Doris Pooser. In it, the CMB system is expanded to the 12 popularly in use now.
(I actually own the 1985 Color Me Beautiful version and haven’t read the revised, which looks like it contains a couple of intriguing additions: wardrobe planning and hairstyles. Notably, Doris Pooser worked extensively with color analysis in Japan and includes seasonal color identification charts for those of African and Asian descent.)
As illustrated in my previous post How a Blonde Can Wear All Black, one can create a harmonious and pleasing appearance even when wearing an unflattering color. To do so effectively, the color must be worn … in combination with a color … that will emphasize your most dominant color characteristic . (Doris Pooser)
In my studied opinion, this still represents a compromise. What could be more artistically pleasing than a wardrobe based on your own personal coloring ? But at times we have no choice. What circumstances compel you to wear less flattering colors? How do you make it work?
In my own idiom,
soft bright is the dominant color characteristic. Combining an intense hue with its pastel counterpart works for me.