This is an exciting thought, and it holds much promise.
On your style and color journey, there are lots of little clues along the way. You just might not realize it immediately.
Let's discuss a woman who has been trying to find her color season for a long period of time. She met some online friends who were True Summers, and tried experimenting with those colors.…..but the color palette did not work for her. She resonated with the coolness aspect, however.
Not long after, she had two analyses. One was done via the David Zyla/Caygill method, the other by a Sci/ART trained consultant. The latter was performed in a rapid fire method where many crucial steps were skipped over. There was one thing in common about these consultations:
Winter was a component of her palettes.
Her Zyla palette looked like a hybrid of Dark Winter and True Winter. Indeed, Dynamic Winter was chosen in this instance.
Her Sci/ART results were Bright Spring. There was something about the intensity and contrast of it that fit, to a degree.
Could the sunny, nuturing part of her personality have led the second analyst to place her in a Spring category?
Could her love of good quality shoes, well made handbags and modern edged style solidify her a spot in a Winter archetype?
For a while, out of sheer frustration, she put everything aside and tried to clear her mind free of all of the conflicting noise.
There were a few items she owned that she could not bring herself to get rid of.
A pair of clear cut yellow CZ earrings.
A patent leather handbag she had just purchased as an investment piece.
A houndstooth dress she always received compliments on.
Her tried and true gray, white and black wardrobe.
She had just purchased a tube of very high quality lipstick in the truest color red she could find, with no brown, blue or orange tones added. Previous trials with brownish tones ended in failure.
It became quite obvious that pieces of the puzzle were coming together, pointing her in the direction of being a possible True Winter, despite the fact that she does not appear to be the stereotypical Snow White type.
Within a short period of time, she decided to jump in with both feet and give that icy, contrasting palette a try since it was the one place that went untouched. For the first time in a long time, everything fell into place!
The common threads to her long term color experiments were:
True Summer: Coolness
Dark Winter: Depth
Dynamic Winter: Contrast and intensity.
Bright Spring: Contrast and intensity.
She had to travel a few roads to get to her color palette destination and ended up at the one place she overlooked the entire time. Since True Summer did not work for her, it made her shy away from the other three True Seasons.
Sometimes during our search, we fail to see the forest because we are too focused on the trees.
I hope this post inspires you to have your own lightbulb moment!