Two different "Spring" types. Joy Overstreet, Portland's personal color consultant, ColorStylePDX.com

A Gallery of Springs

The Spring type: animated, natural, no fuss Each Spring person is unique, and has a unique color palette based on their skin tones, hair and eye color, face shapes and personality. Some are light and cool, and some are darker and warmer. And yet Springs share in common a certain lively animated quality, a disdain […]

Make them look at your eyes. Custom personal color palettes by Joy Overstreet, ColorStylePDX.com

What should I wear to my job interview?

Make them look in your eyes! What you wear for your job interview depends on what you’re interviewing for, so only you know whether it should be a power suit or jeans. Whatever you wear, make sure it’s clean, appropriate and fits well. For the purpose of this post, however, let’s assume you’re seeking a […]

Fabulous shoes at Paris Fashion Week. Joy Overstreet, Portland's Personal Color Analyst, ColorStylePDX.com

What shoes should I wear?

Where to look: Face or Feet? Your custom color palette helps you choose clothes that will draw positive attention to your face, making you seem as attractive, authentic and credible as possible. Why so much focus on the face? Because we unconsciously seek clues about who we’re dealing with by looking at a person’s eyes and facial expression. After all, your boss, clients and co-workers […]

Annecy, France. Joy Overstreet, Portland's personal analyst, ColorStylePDX.com

Au revoir, mes chères amies…

  Bon voyage à moi! I’m off for a month in France– to soak in the scenery, drink du bon vin, and enjoy my French family. [Read about the capsule wardrobe I’ve packed here.] Je suis désolée (I’m very sorry) I can’t bring you along and that I won’t be around to create  custom personal palettes for the next 30 […]

Color palette for a five-week trip in a carry-on

Packing panic? Personal Palette to the Rescue!

I’m heading out for a five week trip, mostly in France. Long trips send many people into a packing panic. Not me. I’ve created a capsule wardrobe that fits nicely into a single carry-on bag. [Ok, I’m also bringing a backpack for my laptop and reading matter. Mid-trip I’m going to Lisbon for three days and will ditch the laptop and use the backpack for a […]

Gray hair before & after with custom color palette. Joy Overstreet, Portland’s personal color analyst, custom color palettes, www.ColorStylePDX.com

Can gray hair make you look younger?

Gray hair is a natural aspect of being 50+. We should celebrate because we’re at least twice as wise and twice as interesting as we were at 25. Is this not something to be proud of? Did you also know that 20% of American women of caucasian background were blonde as children? And yet by the age […]

Looking good in black. Joy Overstreet, Portland’s personal color consultant, custom color palettes, www.ColorStylePDX.com.

Understanding BLACK in your wardrobe

Should you wear black? The color black is beloved by Parisian and New York women. That doesn’t mean it’s a great color for them, and it doesn’t mean it’s a great color for you, either. In fact, of all the personal color palettes I’ve done for clients, only about 15% include any black. Interestingly, even […]

Clothing waste is a global polluter. Fast fashion. Joy Overstreet, Personal Color Analyst, ColorStylePDX.com, Portland OR.

Are you a Clothing Polluter?

How “fast fashion” hurts everyone. Did you know: On average an American buys 64 garments a year? He/she throws away and/or donates 82 pounds of clothing a year? 85% of what we toss ends up in landfill because thrift shops can’t keep up? Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year? 98% of the clothes we buy […]