Beauty and Style, Color Analysis, Practical Beauty, Practical Living

Color Analysis Feature on GMA7’s Dapat Alam Mo

I am very happy to share this recent television feature on Color Analysis in one of the biggest local networks here in the Philippines. Dapat Alam Mo is a daily newsmagazine program on GMA7 which features the latest news and human interest stories.

Color analysis has certainly been making the rounds on Tiktok, Youtube and Instagram as people have become more aware and fascinated with the power of wearing the right colors for one’s color direction and personality. Finding out one’s colors is more than just vanity (of course it will make you look good and give you that lift); Since 2019, it’s been a delight to help my clients create more intentional wardrobes that work for their coloring, body shape and proportions, as well as their personality and lifestyle.

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How to Start a Leaner, More Practical and Functional Wardrobe for 2023

How do you start a wardrobe revamp? Is it necessary to have tons of clothes and accessories just so you can create stylish outfits that reflect your personality, are appropriate and functional for your career? This video is a re-do of my Wardrobe Audit video from 2 years ago. I decided to do an updated version for 2023. Hope you learn from this video and I look forward to helping you discover your color and style direction should you desire to book a 1:1 session.

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Ingrid Nieto’s Color and Style Holiday Bundles

Give the gift of color and style this Christmas! Over the weekend, I just released my Color and Style Holiday Bundles over Instagram. These are good starter image programs for those who want to kick off their glow-up journey but don’t know where to start.

Before you do any sort of decluttering, spring cleaning or an image revamp, it’s always best to start with learning where you’re at: What’s your color direction? Your body type? What body features and characteristics do you have? Are you dressing according to your proportions and scale?

Check out the launch video here:

The Holiday Bundles can be purchased from now (October 2022) until December 2022. Published rates for Holiday Bundles are only applicable for Quezon City, San Juan, Pasig City, Bonifacio Global City and Makati locations only. Sessions held in areas outside of those mentioned will incur additional fees. You can read the full details along with payment terms and schedule coordination in the order form.

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Can You Do Your Own Color Analysis?

Is it possible to do your own color analysis?

Without proper training and the right color tools, it is difficult to do your own accurate color analysis. Color consultants are trained professionals who are certified to offer the color analysis service and use specialized color tools.

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What Happens During a Personal Color Analysis Session?

With all the color analysis hype on Youtube, Tiktok and Instagram, I’ve been getting tons of queries on my color analysis services. One of the common questions I get is “What happens during a session?”

With my specialized color tools and a mirror right in front of you, I lead you to discover your color temperature, color intensity and color value. In the session, I also diagnose what you could be doing wrong with your colors and make recommendations that best suit your color direction and personality.

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The Basic Color Sets You Should Have in Your Wardrobe

Colors can affect you and others, not just visually but psychologically as well. There are certain colors that have an aesthetically pleasing effect on you and then there are those that do the opposite.

Have you ever experienced being told by your friends or colleagues that “You look extra nice today!” “You’re glowing! Are you in love?” and you wonder what it is because you know you didn’t do anything special in particular for that day? It could be that you were wearing a color that complemented your skin so well that it made it lift, making you appear healthier and brighter.

I fell in love with color dressing after learning about it in finishing school many years ago. While I’ve always been a lover of bright and intense colors, there was also a period in my life when I just resorted to simple black and white because I thought, it would be a good way to just simplify my wardrobe. Sure, having to choose between two colors won’t require much time but it is very limiting. You want to be able to play around with colors and use them to your advantage because these can help you as you carve your personal brand, it helps convey your personality visually and also exudes what you’re feeling. Remember we communicate who we are even before we get the chance to say something, so it’s important to have that memorable visual impact.

Before you go on a wild shopping spree, I recommend that you do a wardrobe and lifestyle audit first to see what you already have. This also allows you to assess where you are in your life, if your current wardrobe pieces still serve you and what basics you may be lacking that you need to prioritize. As you assess your current lifestyle and wardrobe condition, it’s important to note these basic color sets that will help you get started.

Neutrals are important because they’re the easiest to mix and match with your other color groups. You can wear the same neutral-colored bottoms and mix it up with your other colored tops and accessories. Remember, it’s not about having tons of clothes in your wardrobe. You want to be able to use and re-use all the items in your closet by creating multiple looks through clever mixing and matching.

Now you might be wondering, what part of my wardrobe should be neutrals, lights and in accent colors? As you work towards a more functional wardrobe, make sure that you have the following items in neutral colors:

  • Work slacks or chinos
  • Jeans (Dark wash, navy blue or regular blue jeans)
  • Pencil or Pleated Skirts
  • Business Coat or Blazer
  • Cardigan
  • Long-sleeved button-down shirt
  • Basic round neck or v-neck shirt
  • Basic shoes like pumps, heels, flats, loafers and casual sneakers

The items in the light color group are best worn as tops (shirts, polos, blouses) and dresses, to be combined with the neutrals and the accent colors.

The accent colors add zest to an outfit that may look bland, lack interest or too safe. Depending on your lifestyle and profession, it is best to keep accent colors as focal pieces to maintain an elegant chic look. However, if you’re going for a bold look that speaks volumes, playing with color intensities can convey your creativity and adventurous style.

If you want to delve deeper into the world of color dressing, check out my video playlist on Youtube where I tackle different topics on image and color analysis.

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THE BENEFITS OF PERSONAL COLOR ANALYSIS | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

As promised, here’s a deeper explanation of personal Color Analysis, the benefits of getting yours professionally done & a walkthrough of some color systems that have been developed through the years. In this video I also show you more of my color mishaps and illustrate how these can throw off your whole look.

In case you haven’t caught it, here’s the Color Analysis 101 (Part 1) video:

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A PRIMER ON PERSONAL COLOR ANALYSIS | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

So what is this color analysis thing Ingrid keeps talking about? Ever heard about ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’“๐’” ๐’…๐’๐’๐’† by a professional color consultant?

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ. Colors can also help you communicate your personality and as an image management tool, help you reach your goals.

 

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Wardrobe Audit: Get a Leaner, More Practical Wardrobe | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Do you have tons of clothes but still feel like you have nothing to wear? Maybe it’s time for a wardrobe and lifestyle audit! In the video I talk about 5 tips that you can do as you start to work with a leaner, more practical wardrobe. #PracticalLiving #PracticalWardrobe

 

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DISCOVERING MY COLOR SEASON

I remember going through a quick color swatch during one of my classes at John Robert Powers many years ago. I was a teenager then and was completely clueless about the power of colors. I would randomly pick clothes that I thought looked cool or trendy without thinking so much if they were in the right color for my skin tone. The result? I ended up spending a lot of money on clothes that really didn’t make me look my best.

Discovering your color season will prove to be very helpful when you go shopping, get your hair dyed or even do your make-up. It’s a journey of self-discovery and acceptance–there really are times when a dress would look great on a model but have the opposite effect on you. There’d be moments when you try to replicate a make-up look but end up frustrated because you can’t seem to nail it. Don’t doubt your skills entirely; maybe the colors just aren’t right for you.

The Color Theory revolves around the four basic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. This doesn’t mean that your skin tone corresponds to the season of your present location. I live in sunny Metro Manila but my color season is neither rainy or sunny. :-p My natural hair color is black (which of course, due to vanity purposes, I have dyed since I graduated from college), my eye color is dark brown and my skin is light with warm undertones. Below are illustrations of the different color seasons.

Color Analysis Spging

Color Analysis SummerColor Analysis autumnColor Analysis WINTER

Once you know your colors, it will be easier for you to tell if a dress or make-up shade is worth buying. Is it in your color or will it make you look washed-out? Will it make your skin glow? What hair color shades can you play around with?