Workshop Color and Style Advice by BoomImpress and Custom Maid

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Last Saturday I drove to Utrecht to join a workshop color and style advice by Joella van der Boom a.k.a Boomimpress. She is a personal shopper, style and color consultant.

I’ve never had professional style advice before. My friends are my indicator if my stubborn inner-stylist wants an opinion. I know certain colors look better on a darker skinned person than on my own skin. This made me believe to avoid soft pastel colors till I had some tan.

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Joella works with the color method created by Image Proof. This consists of 12 unique color types. They are inspired by the seasons and their contrast.  For example: light-summer and dark-autumn.
With 12 different color charts she figures out which colors matches your skin tone, hair color and eye color.

The blonde haired girls were in the majority during the workshop. I assumed we would all have the same color chart. Until Joella told me that the colors that fitted the other blonde girls, weren’t my colors at all!! I looked like a pale snow angel when soft pastel colors were placed in front of my body.

My own color preference is black, white, every shade of grey dark red and dark green. I’m not a big fan of bright screaming colors.
It surprised me that many items of my wardrobe weren’t colors that flattered me.  Purple, blue, red, greys and green are the best pick. And surprisingly pastel yellow is also a good option. Within the Image Proof method I’m a dark-spring.

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Besides your personal color chart, Joella also researches your body type.  We all know the apple-pear type story. But too be honest, I guess many of us don’t have an obvious bodytype.
With a measurement tape Joella measures your body and calculates which of the 6 categories you are.
I’m almost a hourglass-type but because my shoulders are wider than usual I fit the “straight/round” body type.  No bootstrap collars or off-shoulder tops for me.  It accentuates your shoulders.
Within your bodytype more distinctions are made regarding your neck, leg length and posture.
I have long legs thus ¾ pants aren’t really my thing but my leg is long so chokers are a great choice (yes)!

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I’ve really enjoyed this workshop and I will have a different perception during my future shopping spree.  Colors are really important when it comes to picking the right dress.  One can wear shiny textures and look great while it makes another appear tacky.
But I do believe that your favorite colors shouldn’t disappear. If you love black and you’ll wear it until the end of days, it wouldn’t make sense to suddenly change your color choices drastically. It’s you that makes the outfit and it’s rarely the other way around.

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Eva is a Dutch fashion blogger based in Twente, the Netherlands. Eva runs her blog since 2015 and quickly grew into a edgy and streetstyle based fashion blog where you’ll also find social media tips and tricks. Eva is active on many social platforms like Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck and Bloglovin. This is one of the main reasons that her reach goes far. Even though she doesn’t consider herself to be a Dutch Influencer she has worked with Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-watch, BenBits, Esprit, Innocent drinks and many other brand.

Eva is een Nederlandse fashion blogger uit Twente. Na haar blog lancering in 2015 groeide ze al snel uit tot een edgy en streetstyle fashion blog waar je ook social media tips en marketing tricks vindt. Eva is actief op menig social media kanaal waaronder Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck en Bloglovin. Dit is één van de redenen waarom haar bereik ver gaat. Hoewel Eva zichzelf niet als een Nederlandse influencer ziet heeft ze samengewerkt met Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-Watch, Benbits, Esprit, Innocent drinks en vele andere merken.