Begin all your purchase decisions by remembering the key words about your Season. The word feelings that should drift across the Soft Autumn screen are quiet, softly golden, warm but not hot, gentle lustre, natural (maybe even organic, very much of-the-Earth). It need not be a wood and shell necklace, it just should not be busy, bold, dazzling, and attention-seeking.
This is my sister-in-law, Holly. She is the perfect model of the Soft Autumn.
In 12 Season Personal Colour Analysis, this colouring group is primarily defined by Autumn colour characteristics, warm, muted, and dark. A trace of Summer lives in this blueprint, making them a Neutral Season (ie: a blend of 2 True Seasons). The result is that their skin tone perfection and body harmony colours are cooled and lightened a little bit. They remain muted or soft because both Autumn and Summer colours are soft, giving this group a double dose of softness.
Quietly sensual is the mantra. She looks far better in natural metals and stones than plastic, large hunks of metal, small, jingly pieces, or anything that appears artificially coloured. The entire sensation is of comfort and nurture. Complicated pieces look hectic and tiring. To the viewer, it feels against the grain.
You may look a little like this young woman below. Is she a Soft Autumn? Without being draped, who knows? She is a good example of the Soft Autumn, with her squared jaw and warm Autumn look, modified by Summer grace and softness.
Are you beginning to notice that members of the same season often look similar, or share certain common features? Big round eyes in a doll face? Often Light Summer.
As a Neutral Season, silver is within the Soft Autumn realm, but may not match your all of your clothing items. Use pale golds rather than a very yellow tone. Choose a brushed finish on metals. Semi-precious stones and gems are gorgeous. Turquoise, coral, jade, amber, topaz, any stone that is mined from the Earth itself, and offers a soft and gentle glow, is lovely.
True Autumn’s (see True Autumn Jewelry) heavier effect is replaced with a more delicate impression and less of a forceful colour impact. The colours are more tawny than hot, and the feeling is more flowing and lighter in weight. The glow is paler. The pearls are creamy, not white.
The natural radiance of these persons is a wonder of easy, easy colour to look at. Sometimes, a Soft Autumn finds their palette endlessly bland but it isn’t. It is so natural, so free of stress, worry, and challenge. This jewelry never imposes or aims to impress. Using Earth stones and gems in simple, unfussy designs adds the luminosity and touch of brightness that feels like warm apple pie, a vanilla and brown sugar scented candle, or a mid-afternoon glass of wine on the beach.