A post I made on another thread received two interesting responses.
My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'. The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up.
Does anyone have more information or references for this idea? I don't intend to dress in accordance with this but I'm curious.
It can get very complicated and it isn't a perfect system but just Google "seasonal color analysis". This was one (of MANY sites about it) that I bookmarked because she had a lot of other good advice: http://www.thechicfashionista.com/your-best-perfect-colors.html
Apparently it was trendy at one point then went out - now it seems to be in again (or never really left?)...it makes some good basic sense as far as what colors compliment your skin/hair/eyes. We all instinctively know that certain colors make us look "washed out" or make our eyes pop - having your colors professionally done just takes it to another level.
I think there is some confusion (because the fashion worlds tells us) that certain colors should only be worn during certain seasons - like burgundy is a "fall" color and pastel pink is a "spring." I think the season in this case refers to the individual (skin/hair/eyes), not her clothes - so the person is
a winter, not that she is wearing winter colors (if that makes sense). The point is that you have the same skin/hair/eye tones year round so you should know what colors compliment them and shop accordingly. I think the link I gave breaks it down into more than just four seasons. It is really interesting but not gospel - if they say you "should" wear a certain color that you hate obviously you don't have to.
But I know there are colors that make my skin look horrible and I wouldn't wear even if they were my favorite color - ironically they are my least favorite (bright red). So maybe there is something to it...