I recommend every girl read this, it will help you bring out your best looks with minimal effort! ❤
So I never really got to experience much of fashion-culture growing up and have just recently begun to give it any focus or attention. I have heard of the rule that "Redheads shouldn't wear pink." and I have seen some people discuss this in terms of Ariel and her pink dress. I have also read many comments debating Aurora's famous "Blue vs. Pink Dress". In those discussions, I heard people say things like "She's a Winter." etc. I thought that was so fascinating! I had never heard of this concept before so I decided to look into it. That is how I came across the 12 Season System which is an adaptation of the earlier 4 Season System. Since this was all so new to me and quite complex and nuanced, I had to find as much detailed explanations as I possibly could to understand it. There are two major sites I used and they will be provided for those of you who are interested! :D
I used this site more for the understanding of the color theory itself, it's accuracy and an overall introduction to the seasons and their unique traits.
I used this site more for the understanding of the dominant traits, more details and how the subtle nuances determine the accuracy of placements.
Step 1: Finding Your Dominant Characteristic"The first step in this seasonal color analysis, is to figure out the first thing you (or anyone) notice about you when you look in the mirror/enter the room." [[*Descriptions provided by earlier mentioned websites with links.]]
Deep: (Strong, rich, dark coloring)
Eyes: Black, black-brown, dark auburn, brown, dark green or dark hazel. And in some instances a very deep, dark blue. If you have an eye color other than the ones stated, you are not a deep.
Hair: Black, black-brown, chestnut brown, medium brown, dark auburn. Very deep hair color. If you have salt & pepper hair then you may belong to this season.
Celebrities: Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Kreuk, Eva Mendes, Leighton Meester
Light: (Very light and delicate)
Eyes: Light to medium blue or green. You may also have light hazel to pale brown eyes. Quite the opposite of Deep. [[You are NOT a Light if you have brown eyes. There is another group for people with blonde hair and brown eyes (see: Soft)]]
Hair: Light to medium ash or golden blonde or soft/light auburn. Very light hair in general.
Celebrities: Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon
Soft: (Soft, dusty colors; nothing bright and overpowering)
Eyes: Brown to hazel, grey green, blue grey, clear blue, or a mix of everything.
Hair: Your hair may appear mousy. Golden blonde (strawberry blonde) to medium brown, soft auburn. Medium to deep ash brown. You may have light grey/yellow grey hair.
Celebrities: Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie, Katherine Heigl, Vanessa Williams, Rihanna, Jessica Biel
Clear: (Bright, clear colors, nothing muted or dusty)
Eyes: Clear blue, turquoise blue or green, clear green, emerald or sparkly amber/topaz.
Hair: Black, black-brown, medium to dark brown. You may have very bright golden deep blonde or red hair. You may have very golden white-blonde hair.
Celebrities: Megan Fox, Liv Tyler, Courtney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Heather Graham, Emilie de Ravin, Brittany Snow
Warm: (Yellow based colors, no blue undertones)
Eyes: Brown, olive green, dark hazel, light hazel, blue.
Hair: Is neither deep or light, has a medium intensity - Light to medium golden brown, medium chestnut, rich and warm red (coppery), auburn, deep golden brown, strawberry blonde
Celebrities: Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Kate Beckinsale, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore, Lindsay Lohan.
Cool: (Blue based colors, no yellow or golden undertones)
If your dominant characteristic is Cool it means you have an all-over cool look to your coloring. You may appear deep but what sets you apart from the dark-haired (Deep) is your softened, grayish undertones. Many with graying hair fall within this group. Your skin has an obvious grayish, ashy or cool undertone to it. You may have had a warmer coloring when you were younger but it has softened in your aging years.Hair: Ashy (medium-dark or red) hair, silver ashy blonde or grey/silver mix hair
Eyes: Gray-blue, hazel, softened blue, violet, soft dark brown, charchoal gray.
Celebrities: Liz Hurley, Meryl Streep, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Connelly, Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Taylor
Step 2: Finding Your Secondary Characteristic & SeasonOnce you’ve determined your dominant characteristic, next decide if the warmer or the cooler colors look best (or medium/light/dark depending on your characteristics).[*Note you need to be able to, or have someone else, be completely objective with which looks better on you, not which you like more or happen to prefer for accuracy.]
You will be either a:
Deep Winter (Cool Colors) or Autumn (Warm Colors);
Light Spring (Warm Colors) or Summer (Cool Colors);
Clear Winter (Cool Colors) or Spring (Warm Colors);
Soft Summer (Cool Colors) or Autumn (Warm Colors);
Warm Autumn (Medium Colors) or Spring (Light Colors);
Cool Winter (Darker Colors) or Summer (Medium Colors)This is based on the undertone of your coloring. Both of the sites I provided have further coloring tests for those who are more interested. The coloring tests will help you better identify which is your season.
Obviously this is still somewhat new to me and I am certainly no expert but I did my best after lots of reading on these seasons and dominant traits for months and getting lots of feedback, to place each Disney female in her appropriate season. Here are my results:
Eyes: Bright Blue, Violet, Emerald Green
Hair: Black, Black-Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown. May have faint warm highlights.
Skin: Black, Deep Brown, Light/Neutral Beige, Pale Olive, Milky White
"Your palette is more Winter-like with all the purples and grays, and lack of a Spring's fresh greens and peachy pinks. Your best colors are cooler, icy and deeper than Clear Spring's. Pure white, black and grays are some of your best neutrals."
Eyes: Charcoal Gray, Blue, Violet, Soft Dark Brown, Icy Hazel
Hair: Blue-Black, Ashy Dark to Medium Brown Hair, Silver, Ashy White-Blonde, Salt & Pepper. Absolutely NO Red or Golden Tones.
"Your palette is very similar to a Deep but yours is slightly cooled down. You look magnificent in various shades of grays - and black and purple are your *power* colors. Some your best neutrals are snow white, gray and black."
Eyes: Black, Black-Brown, Dark Hazel, Sometimes Medium Brown
Hair: Black, Black-Brown, Medium Brown, Steel Gray, Salt & Pepper
"Some of your best colors are pure and vivid, and you'll be able to wear some of the deepest colors of the Deep Autumn palette such as chocolate brown. You look best in blue-based dark colors such as true red and navy. Fuchsia is also a great color with your coloring. Compared to most of the other groups in the analysis your dark and cool characteristics are able to hold such strong colors."