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Fashion guide: Which color season are you?

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Snow blankets campus during this time of the year.

Walking around campus in weather that ranges from chilly to absolutely freezing can be a challenge, but donning coats and jackets doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style.

One of the keys to shining in an outfit is understanding color seasons. Each person has a season, from spring to summer, fall to winter. This is based on several factors, primarily hair and eye color. Knowing one’s color season can be a game changer, especially for those who feel that they can just not fit into a certain color. 

Let us start at the beginning of the year, spring, the season defined by light, warm colors. Springs may have light-colored hair with warm undertones and blue, green or light hazel eyes. They shine in colors like aqua, peach and buff. Springs don’t typically look at home in very dark, heavy colors. 

Some famous springs include Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz and Rihanna. Peach is a very flattering makeup shade for springs, as opposed to reds or pinks. A good guideline for this season is to remember that flowers bloom during spring, and plenty of the colors displayed by flowers look wonderful on them. 

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Moving on to summer, this season is defined by light, cool colors. With the brightness of spring, summers may have a hard time differentiating themselves from their neighboring season at first glance. However, they have a definite preference for cool colors like periwinkle, sage green and light pink. 

Summers usually have light eyes with a cool undertone, typically blue, grey or cool brown. Summer celebrities include Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jennifer Aniston. Members of this s eas on can wear greys without looking tired, and they especially shine in pinks, much like Barbie herself. 

As summer comes to a close, we welcome autumn, a season that is warm like spring, but dark instead of light. Autumns typically have dark hair and eyes, but like with all seasons, this can vary and is based on undertones rather than hue. They look wonderful in burnt orange, deep teal and maroon. They tend to prefer cream or ivory over bright white.

Autumn colors are reminiscent of fallen leaves, a good guide to follow when looking for flattering shades to wear. Some iconic autumns include Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez and Kendall Jenner. Some autumns are mistaken with deep winters, but their warm undertone makes them distinctively unique. 

Last but not least, winter is the season of cool, dark tones. Cool like spring and dark like autumn, winters look best in forest green, white and cool blue. Because their dark hair and eye color typically provides a lot of contrast, they look great in both pure white and ink black. 

Megan Fox, Lucy Liu and Lupita Nyong’o are all famous winters. Vivid colors compliment them well, meaning that they can pull off intense colors that may not flatter other seasons. However, because it almost always tends to be warm, winters may choose to avoid wearing yellow. 

There are many simple guides online to finding the right season, and it typically takes only a few minutes. However, some individuals may find their color palette to be more challenging, requiring a deep look as to whether their palette is a clear, dark or warm version of a season. 

Please note that there are 12 to 16 color seasons, the regular four and their added variants of deep, clear, bright, warm, cool and pure — it all depends on the color analyst and their opinions. Finding out your own color palette in more detail may require a color analysis appointment. 

As winter descends, a great way to feel stylish in heavy jackets and boots is owning them in flattering colors that enliven and complement the wearer. However, color analysis is to be taken with a grain of salt, as anyone can wear any color they want and look wonderful. The season system is just a simple way of using undertones to find the best possible colors for a person. 

As that concludes the list of color seasons, remember that brown and gold looks good on every student at Baldwin Wallace University.

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