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Seasonal Post #4- Cool Summer

Cool summer. Sounds a little....conflicted, right?

Well, it is if you're literally thinking of cool weather in the summer time. Where I live, a typical summer day is around 110!

Yes, it's no fun. (Unless you're in the water!)

6 months ago, I would have looked at you really funny if I heard you say those words together in a sentence. 

Lucky for both of us, I know better now! 

The "cool" refers to a cool undertone to the skin, eyes, and hair.

Let's jump right in with hair

Cool Summer's hair tones are always more muted. Gray, ash blonde, or ashy brown. Not golden at all. 

See the difference between these warm and cool tones of blonde?

Here's an example of cool brown hair.

 and here's an example of cool gray

Now, for the eyes

Cool eyes are a  lovely, soft variety of  gray, green, or blue.

Here are some examples.

MOVING ON TO SKIN TONES

It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between cool and warm skin tones. An easy way to tell is to look at the underside of your wrist.

Someone with cool skin will have blue or purple looking veins on the underside of the wrist. 

The specific cool tone of skin for a cool summer is usually  light beige, with a touch of pink or blue undertone. It typically doesn't freckle, and isn't as prone to burning as the other seasons we've learned so far. 

Look above at the arm on the right for an example.

Here's a perfect example of a cool summer!

And here is a dark skinned version of cool summer.

Notice how the undertones in both are blue and pink.

Now for the fun part! What are your colors?! 

If you think you are a Cool Summer, I'm sharing this list of best colors for you to search, and add to your wardrobe.  Did someone say "shopping"?!  

 

  • Soft white 
  • Rose
  • Rose pink
  • Hot pink 
  • Blue/red
  • Orchid
  • Cassis
  • Fuchsia
  • Purple
  • Light gray
  • Baby pink 
  • Icy pink
  • Powder pink
  • Lavender
  • Amethyst
  • Royal blue
  • Sapphire
  • Cornflower blue
  • Duck egg
  • blue/green 
  • Sea green
  • Teal
  • Light periwinkle
  • Bluebell
  • Sky blue
  • Icy blue
  • Light aqua
  • Icy green

 

Last, but not least...Jewelry! 

Silver and white gold are always best! 

This was so fun! I've enjoyed learning the details of the Cool Summer type, and I hope you have too! 

 Even if it doesn't apply to you, you could help out a friend. That alone is enough reason to learn this, right?!

Below is a little "cheat sheet" to help you out. 

If you would like more help figuring out how to dress well, check out my favorite fashion blog! Corina at Frump Fighters has AMAZING resources for you!

If you want to purchase anything from her, use my special discount code!

"QUIVER" 

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