True Spring Greens
I was divided between the featured picture above the title and this one. Such nice, clear, natural greens. True Spring is really a gentle Season, gentle with sunshine and warmth. The picture was taken in late May. It’s hard to find these greens in Canada in September.
One day recently, I was thinking about how much I’d like to go back to basics with topics for this website. Out of the blue comes this email from a reader with a perfect idea.
As a true spring (probably, that is) I like wearing green. But I wonder if there are greens that I should stay away from. What about sea green, other blueish greens, emerald green and olive green? What about periwinkle, purple, and lilac?
Today, less words, more pictures.
The usual disclaimer: These images may help you adjust your eyes to what to look for (and ignore) in stores. I am not able to colour analyze people from pictures. It’s awful hard to colour harmonize clothing or makeup too. In stores, it looks about like this.
If you have any Back to Basics requests, I’d be happy to hear them.
Not requested but an important colour for True Spring.
No darker than the purse or the couch.
These have a definite upper darkness limit.
The mirror frame seems muted but the plastic shiny material has some things that could work with the palette.
Is not really olive but they are olive-like and would act that way as wardrobe neutrals.
True Spring colouring is not flattered by khaki in the sense of camo, canvas, or cargo. Even for Natural archetypes, the garment should not read utility, heavy, or burlap.
On the other hand, sport, party, costume, and even practical are just fine. Lightweight fabric (nylon), sheen or shine, fabric with a little crinkle (taffeta) all help.
Not one of these might be True Spring if we had the real garment in front of us, but they could interact happily in a True spring wardrobe. My top pick is the vest under the word Olive, aqua zipper and all.
Depends on what you call emerald. You knew I was going to say that. Clear medium green with a blue tinge comes to my mind. Some see it as yellower so I added a couple of those.
Some might tip into neighbor Seasons. The important thing is that they can still work with True Spring.
Plenty dark enough.
Sea green might be in here.
Vest dark enough, maybe even too dark.
Almost True Spring
In the close enough might be good enough group, depending on the woman doing the wearing and how much it matters to her.
And would it matter a lot to most viewers? No. These colours share a lot with True Spring.
Too far from True Spring
Intersting how bright the green wrap T-shirt looks here compared to how muted in the Almost True Spring panel above.
Some might work for some. Close enough that I had to really look and decide a position. If you’re thinking, “That one looks great to me.”, then it probably is. How big is your ballpark?
Is not lilac.
The sandal and wallet a bit dark. I wouldn’t put the colour under the chin but as accessories, there is room to move and keep the wardrobe, the woman, and the viewer happy.