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Autumn colors in Summer? How do I do that?

Can you find and wear Autumn colors in Summer?

Yes, you certainly can!

I had a lady recently tell me that she had difficulty finding her Autumn colors in the warmer months and how disappointed she felt.

Well there's no reason to feel left out for any occasion or any season because, once you recognize the colors that suit you best, you know what you're looking for.

Once you know what to look for it's usually possible to find the colors from your color palette at any time of the year.

All you need to know is how to interpret the colors into different fabrics and/or prints for the warmer weather so you can continue to enjoy the harmony of your own Autumn Color Family.

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Warm, Deep and Muted

The beautiful color characteristics of the Autumn season all lend themselves so perfectly to the the fabrics and cover-up clothes of the colder months.

If you're used to sinking into the soft warm woollen fabrics, deep piles and rich coloring that surrounds you at that time of the year, it can be difficult to change your mindset and imagine these colors in lighter fabrics.

When Color Analysis began...

4 color groups were devised which grouped similar color characteristics together. 

It is, however, generally accepted that SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN and WINTER were merely convenient names to describe these groups. In fact, the idea was brilliant because, not only do the colors distinctly reflect the changing seasons, but it strongly links the fact that Color is organic and Nature always gets it right. 

But it doesn't mean that you're stuck in your own SEASON!

You can always find Autumn colors in Summer too - you just need to know the shades to look for. 

Earthy tones of Autumn become shades of SUN, SEA and SAND!

Although Autumn colors are a mix of WARM DEEP and MUTED, this doesn't mean that they are dark or that they are wishy washy shades!

On the contrary! Muted means that the colors are richly blended i.e. they are not clear colors, and the Deep part means that they are strongly saturated.

Autumn shades beautifully translate into easy and comfortable Summer styles and fabrics.

Floaty chiffons, flowing maxis, romantic ruffles - all in the subtle and sensuous tones of a Caribbean sunset - and all ready to flatter your own natural coloring just when you want to look your best. 

Warm, Deep and Muted - how does that work in the Summer?

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  • WARM - the warm tones echo the hot and fiery tones of a Caribbean sunset
  • DEEP - the rich depth of exotic colors, prints and stunning contrasts
  • SOFT/MUTED - soft and lighter neutrals, flowing fabrics, soft leather and texture

How to wear Autumn colors in Summer

The garments below are from Kettlewell Colours but once you know what you're looking for you'll find these beautiful rich colors everywhere whatever the season.

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Something with a bit more pizzazz? Take a look at some of the big stores like Nordstrom, you'll always find dresses and swimwear in amazingly rich prints which echo the Autumn shades.  

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