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Colours you really Should be Wearing – Get the Scoop Here

By 03/04/2009January 26th, 201710 Comments

Imogen Lamport at Inside out Style wrote a post about my blog yesterday – Thanks so much!  She is an Image Consultant and author,  based out of Melbourne with a blog that explains colour contrasts  [regarding complexion and hair] so well that I had to read it a few times to try and understand what she was talking about.

She has the best blog I’ve ever seen on this topic.  As you know, I only had my colours done last year and I’m a summer which according to her blog, means I’m probably a low or medium contrast person.   I thought  that originally meant I shouldn’t wear black or brown or white (which, I couldn’t give up) but it looks like I can if I’m understanding what she’s saying. 
Imogen, if you could clarify that for me, please comment and let me know 🙂 
Some more new things to learn about colour – but here’s some that will make me look good!  I’m all over that!

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  • Joyce says:

    Colour sounds fun. I will take a peak at her blog. Thanks.

  • K @ Blog Goggles says:

    Sounds interesting. I’ll check it out. I think I must be a winter (or some other opposite of summer) because the only think I think I look good in is black!

  • sallymandy says:

    Hi Maria, I’ve been thinking about contrast the last couple days, too, since reading the same thing on Imogen’s site. At a restaurant tonight I amused myself looking around and deciding if people around me were high, low or medium contrast. It makes so much sense.

    I’m glad to have found your blog and thanks for coming over to mine. Keep us posted on how those colors work for you!

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    Thank you for the introduction, Maria.
    Before I started coloring my hair, I was a winter. But now that my hair is lighter, I can’t wear any of my old clothes! I never thought that changing my hair color would change my coloring so drastically.
    I am off to Imogen’s site to see what I should be wearing now!.


  • Sabina says:

    Love this – thanks!!


  • DesignTies says:

    I suppose I should pay closer attention to if what I’m wearing is the right colour for me. I just like wearing colours that make me happy — mostly purple, apple green, and blue.

    Imogen’s web site is interesting — and love her colourful butterfly header 🙂 Thanks for the link 🙂


  • Lee says:

    Hi Maria, thanks so much for visiting my blog – it made my day! Looking through your posts has been very educational colour-wise. I read your post on 'what everyone should know about beige' and I have to admit it scared me! I'm about to pick some beige fabric for a window seat for my bedroom and now I'm worried I'll end up with a pink beige!! However, the upside is I'll be much more careful about picking the fabric & will keep in mind your advice. Love your blog! Lee 🙂

  • Bethany says:

    I just found your blog via Velvet and Linen. I love it!

  • Imogen Lamport says:

    Thanks so much for the blog write up Maria!

    OK as a summer your colours are


    So the colours that work best for you will be those that have these properties.

    You can wear a soft white (so a just off white, but not cream) really well. Bright white is not Dusky, so won’t suit you as well.

    Everyone can wear a shade of brown, yours is a pink or aubergine based brown rather than a yellow based brown. You will look absolutely gorgeous in a rose beige too.

    Black is not ideal for you as it’s a bright colour (and you are dusky), but a charcoal is a great alternative.

    Does this make more sense?


    I’m a winter, yet it’s so funny how you naturally gravitate to the colors that look the best!


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