One of the strategies I use in life is what I call 'to logic my way through things'. It's my natural response and it works well sometimes but not always. It doesn't work for things you really have to see, though I should qualify that in that one can use logic and vision together!
Personal style doesn't work well with pure logic. I began this blog with no theme set in stone but essentially it coincided with a big shift in my lifestyle and a realisation that I felt a little bit lost about my personal style but sensed that personal style was important to well being. While it is my nature to prefer to get dressed and think no more about it, it is also my nature to want to get it right. For some people personal style is purely about what they like, end of story. For others it is about experimenting, pushing at the edges. For me personal taste and comfort are absolutely important and may even take precedence but what does not harmonise with the lines and colouring of the body is uncomfortable to my eye, so I am interested in aiming for perfection in that.
I have explored personal colour analysis and style stystems to the best of my ability online in order to learn as much as I could and apply it. Along the way I kept applying my aha moments and my logical deductions to make decisions about what would work for me and when I felt a high degree of confidence I would logic my way into convincing myself, and perhaps blog readers that this was it, this is what will work best.
Of course in reality I am not certain and can only achieve a best guess after much trial and error. Each time I think I've landed on it, I learn something new that seems significant. I think I'm in the right ballpark now, as they say, but still not completely settled on one colour palette or one set of cohesive design lines. I believe I am in the right range though and my experimenting a bit more focused.
I am most likely a Spring of some sort, True or Light. I thought Light was ruled out but am discovering that it isn't. Not everyone sits exactly in the middle of their colour palette type, but rather they tend to lean one way a little. I might be Light leaning warm or warm leaning light but I am playing with the colours that feel right. I am not sure if I am a Soft Natural or a Soft Classic and they aren't really the same in lines but they are similar in that they are quite soft, or very yin if you will. They have a lightness that feels right to me and if Soft Classic is the right one, I can use the design lines in casual form easily. The minimal, clean but soft look appeals to me and Soft Classic is how I used to dress myself way back when I didn't think about it. Soft Natural is who I want to be. There are things to learn from that. Much to my surprised Dressing Your Truth type one is a reasonably good fit and playing with that, putting my own spin on it which is generally to tone it down, is enjoyable and also feels like a good fit.
It feels like I am at the end for this blog. It was a good run, as they say and I met some amazing people. I appreciate all of those who lurked and read, and I hope you got something useful or enjoyable from it. It was always my hope that my own floundering and learning might be of use to others doing the same thing, even just if it provided that feeling of kindred spirits.
I wish all the best for all of you as I continue my journey and you continue yours.