Jul 24, 2023
Wearing seasonal colors
Sports Editor Often with the change of seasons, comes a change in our wardrobes. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wearing the same thing year-round, but we usually need to adapt our clothing
Often with the change of seasons, comes a change in our wardrobes.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with wearing the same thing year-round, but we usually need to adapt our clothing choices to help us feel cooler or warmer, depending on the weather.
When autumn arrives, we may reach for sweaters or add layers of clothing to keep us warm. Our fall wardrobe might consist of cozy clothing that usually has some texture or weight.
But what about the colors?
Have you noticed that clothing worn in fall often resembles the colors of the changing leaves?
Wearing clothing in colors like what we observe in nature is common. and research has established a connection between color preference and the seasons.
This explains why, in general, we consider colors of the changing leaves (red, orange, yellow, etc.) to be fall wardrobe colors. Whereas we often associate colors like blue, green, or pink with spring and summer clothing.
Seasons are also a way to describe our personal coloring characterized by our skin tone, eye color, and hair color. Through color analysis we determine which colors look best with our skin, eyes, and hair — or rather which colors make our skin, eyes, and hair look their best.
To figure out which colors help you look your best, look at your inner arm (in natural light):
If your inner arm has blue or pink “cool” undertones, that means summer and winter colors.
If your inner arm has green or yellow “warm” undertones, that means spring and autumn colors.
Most people can wear almost any color; however, it is the tint, tone, or shade of a particular color that makes a difference.
Wearing our best colors can increase our confidence.
Wearing unflattering colors can make us look like we feel ill.
Not sure which seasonal colors are your colors?
Take a look in the mirror while wearing the color(s) in question. How do you feel or look? Happy with what you see? You are probably wearing “your” colors!
References: Schloss, K., and Heck, I. Seasonal Changes in Color Preference are Linked to Variations in Environmental Colors: A Longitudinal Study of Fall. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2041669517742177 Jackson, C. (1984). Color me beautiful. Ballantine Books.
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