What’s Your Season?

Over the last couple years, I have been honing in on my personal style while also maintaining a conscious closet. I typically gravitate to more neutral colors because they are easy to mix and match, but I’ve been wanting to add some color in. To help ensure I would love every piece of clothing, I wanted to be intentional about what colors I was shopping for or keeping while going through my current clothes. The perfect solution – finding out what “season” I am!

What do “seasons” have to do with your closet?

Based on your skin tone, hair color, and eye color, you can determine your season. Each season then has a color palette that compliments your features. By no means are these hard and fast rules, but once I determined my season (winter!), I found that the colors I felt my best in were indeed those on the winter color palette! Being able to focus on these colors primarily has helped me build a wardrobe with items that I really love.

I am certainly not an expert on this topic! There are countless quizzes and articles you can find on the subject. But here is a summary based on my research!

First, determine if you are warm or cool.


Hair: golden hues, light brown, dark blonde, red, auburn

Eyes: Brown with golden flecks or undertones, green, hazel

Skin: Undertones of yellow or gold


Hair: Black, black-brown, platinum blonde

Eyes: Very dark brown or black, cool blue

Skin: Undertones of blue, pink, or red

Next step is to find your season!

Summer – cool

Hair: Ash or gray blonde, brown with no golden tones

Eyes: Gray-blue, hazel with cool tones, blue-green

Skin: Porcelain, cool or rosy beige

Best Colors: soft, blue undertones

Winter – cool

Hair: Black, black-brown, medium to dark brown, white, salt & pepper

Eyes: Dark brown, black, deep blue or green

Skin: Cool undertones – milky white, beige, olive, almond, mocha, mahogany, ebony

Best Colors: Vivid, true, sharp

Spring – warm

Hair: Blonde, caramel, champagne, copper

Eyes: Hazel, caramel, amber, blue, green

Skin: Warm or golden undertones – ivory, golden beige, peach

Best Colors: Crisp, clear, warm

Autumn – warm

Hair: Golden or warm brown, red with copper or golden tones

Eyes: Dark or golden brown, green, bright blue, blue-green

Skin: Golden beige or brown, ivory, peach, caramel, bronze

Best Colors: Earthy, rich, warm

Other Tips

As a reminder, these are not hard and fast rules! I have and love items that aren’t on my color palette that I feel great in, too. This has just been a simple tool for me to bring some color and focus to my capsule wardrobe.

If you’re looking to dig deep, I recommend the guide I used from Fox & Bloom or Teal Inspiration.

So, what season are you? Share below!

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