Hi everyone! Did we all have a fabulous holiday? Are we all exhausted? Are we all stuffed with too much food from all the festivities? Are you ready to ring in the New Year? Am I asking too many questions? *achem*
Anywayyyy…One of my most favorite things right now is color analysis. If you’re use never heard of this, I think you’re in for a real treat. But beware, once we’ve opened this door, you may become a tad obsessed with it. Well, I did anyway. Here’s my story:
I grew up with two sisters, one older, one younger. Both of them have very dark brown hair, ivory skin that easily tans to olive, and brown eyes. They both look great in stark black, royal blue, classic red, and bold purple. Consequently, I too thought that these colors looked good on me. Granted, I had no choice but to wear some of these colors simply due to the fact that I inherited a lot of hand-me-downs from my older sis. The problem, however, looking back, is that NONE of these colors complement my natural beauty whatsoever. But it took me until adulthood to really figure it out. For goodness’ sake, even my parents shared my sisters’ same naturally “bold” coloring. I was definitely the odd one out color-wise, with my super blonde hair (that eventually turned mousy-goldish-brown), freckled fair skin that burned in the sun, and green-blue-grey-hazel-whatever-colored eyes.
As I grew older I started to realize that something just wasn’t working. I felt shabby in these clothes of mine, and I didn’t know why. After all, they looked great on everyone else in my family, why didn’t they look good on me? I experimented with a variety of looks and, while I started to make progress, once I entered the workplace full time, I began to think that in order to look more professional/”grown-up”/put together/someone to be taken seriously in the office, I needed to be more neutral with my color choices. At this point, I read something online about women wearing only black and white at work, and just making that their “uniform” so that they always looked put together. Yeah. I tried it. I look back on those pictures and wonder what I was thinking. I once again looked “blah”. Professional, yes, but…blah.
Enter Dressing Your Truth. This program was introduced to me by my hubby’s aunt several years ago. While not a color analysis program in the traditional sense, this course was a springboard into a long journey that led me to where I am today: confident in my ability to go shopping and pick out clothes/shoes/accessories that will look good on me simply with a glance through the racks, instead of trying on outfit after outfit only to leave the store feeling defeated with a handful of items that may or may not match anything that I have at home.
The idea is that you learn how to pick out clothes based on your true nature as a person. For example, as a Type 1 in the Dressing Your Truth system, I am “fun and animated” versus my Type 4 sisters who are “bold and striking”. So, once you have established your Type, you can then buy clothes in the appropriate styles and colors for you. The best part is that you don’t have to buy the clothes from the Dressing Your Truth store, you can buy them from anywhere! This program helps you to easily recognize what pieces are your Type so you can reveal your inner beauty on the outside.
If you go to an interview dressed as someone who is an independent, swift-thinking go-getter, but in reality, you’re more of a detail-oriented, slow-paced decision maker, you’re probably going to give your potential bosses the wrong impression. It will make them think that perhaps you’re not genuine because you don’t present on the outside the person you are on the inside. This program will help with that.
So while Dressing Your Truth isn’t a color analysis per se, I think that you will find it will give you some clarity into who you are, so that you can delve further into creating your own personal style from there. If you try it, let me know what you think!
Have you found a color analysis or similar program that works for you? Share in the comments below!
P.S. I’ll be writing about traditional color analysis as time goes on, so please stay tuned!
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