By defining our perception of reality and our experience of ourselves within it, our Enneagram type plays a major role in what we want to say with clothing. As our mind’s perception of its survival needs, our E type can take precedence over Season and Image Archetype in dressing decisions.
Here is how you really get gray right in your wardrobe. Reading about it only gets you so far. The shopping breakthrough is taking the fabric to the store. Compare the colours under the same lighting. Then, it becomes easy and fast.
The most recent issue of Signature/STYLE was released 3 days ago. The topic: Top Layers for Indoor Wear. The feature: What to wear to the job interview.
From where I stand today, these are the colours that I expect to be beautiful on most everyone of these colouring types, or Seasons.
Believing in what we think we see, meaning colour matching, is why so many women are paying for less-than-best hair colour and can’t find a lipstick that looks like part of their face.
The science is so good that I can tell you what makeup to buy and your best hair colour from your results.
Like any garment, any given pair of jeans truly contributed best and were an enhancing choice in one or two palettes only.
There is no reason to believe that foundation can be matched by Season, because the final colour is influenced by the overtone, the undertone, the idiosyncrasies of the face, the pH of the skin, and the list goes on for an hour.
Where I live, the natural colours of most people are cool or cool-neutral. From what I hear about which colour analysis palettes need replacing most often, this is probably true of many places. Too much hair is coloured too warm, as is most foundation.
Every available hue should be present in as wide a range of hue, value, and chroma as the Season will accept. Very hard to do unless the consumer wants to carry a 5lb. book around, which is why it’s so important to choose garments using the entire fan, not single swatches, to maximize your colour options.