Friday, 29 December 2017

Jen's Color Style Club

I've recently joined Jen Thoden's Color Style Club, which I'm going to call CSC for short, as my UK English spell checker doesn't like American spellings! (For any American readers who don't know, we Brits prefer the spelling "colour.")

I have been taking part in several colour and style challenges in the CSC over the last couple of weeks. This included wearing something red each day (no problem for me as I love red!), wearing statement necklaces, creating outfits using complementary colours and (the latest challenge) to wear something sparkly. Members post on Instagram as well as in the private Facebook group, and I find it helpful to see how others interpret the challenges.

You might like to look at the Your Color Style website, to find out more about Jen's colour system. Although she trained in seasonal colour analysis, she now prefers to consider whether you are bright or soft, then whether you are cool or warm, which is not as rigid a system. Finally, Jen will choose between light, medium or deep. In my case Jen decided that I am soft, warm and medium, which fits in with other colour systems that I have featured on here, such as Imogen's 7 Steps to Style.

The photo that I'm using below was taken outside our house. It's not the one that Jen used in her video featuring me and other members, however I think it shows the difference between bright and soft colours on me and then, having decided that my colouring is soft, it shows soft and cool colours plus soft and warm. I hope that you agree with Jen's verdict!


 



Jen has made lots of really helpful videos, which you can find on youtube. She covers capsule wardrobes as well as a range of topics involving colour. Obviously if you join the CSC you will have access to a lot more resources, including "How to create a capsule wardrobe", "How to wear the 2017 Pantone colours", "Your Style Statement", "How to dress your body type" "Face shapes, eye wear and hairstyles".

Have you discovered any good websites recently for learning about colour and style? If so, please share here!






4 comments:

  1. Style Yourself Confident. She talks about "Tonal Color Families" which helped me better understand my light coloring. http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/

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    1. Hi Carole. Yes, I've found Style Yourself Confident very helpful too, and I have the Kindle book for those of us with Warm colouring, which I found very interestings.

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  2. Hi Sue, I really like (love!) both Imogen's and Jen's systems. Their systems both acknowledge that some people can be light warm and soft (which I am). And other combinations as well. The most of the Seasons system have confused me for so many years as I have not 'fitted' into any of the iterations or categories. I once was a Spring but with age I have softened. Thanks for highlighting my two favourite systems. Hugs Carol S

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    1. Hi Carol. I've been for a colour analysis many years ago and was a Winter. As you say, our colouring softens with age, however a few years ago I was told that I am a Jewel Winter! I do prefer tonal systems, which cover whether we are warm or cool, soft or bright, plus depth of our colouring. Warm, soft and medium colours do seem to suit me. Wishing you all the best for 2018. Hugs. Sue

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