Have You Got Your Perfect T-shirt Yet?

calibrated tshirts

One of the first clothing items I purchased after my PCA was a purple t-shirt.

Keeping in mind my analyst’s advice how I needed time and practice in order to learn how to recognize my colors, I avoided major closet investments in the first couple of months. I figured buying just a few t-shirts would be a good starting point. I imagined it would allow me to dip my toes in this new color palette and find out if embracing my Season would be really a smooth journey.

I thrifted that purple t-shirt at a second hand store in a town where lived in at that time. It was years ago but I vividly remember that when I put it on in the changing room I knew immediately that was it.

My heart beat faster and my reflection in the mirror suddenly became harmonious, focused and vibrant. Until that moment I had never been able to fully grasp the meaning of the sentence I had heard from some color analysts before: “just put it on and wait for the magic to happen”. You have to see it with your own eyes to truly appreciate it. The color aligned with me and my fan perfectly.

That t-shirt served me well for a number of years, before holes and fading forced me to finally say good bye to my favorite piece. Not only did I love wearing it, but it also was a perfect reference point at the beginning of my adventure with the new color palette. And each time when I had doubts whether new clothes I was considering adding to my closet were 100% my Season, I would reach for my purple t-shirt.

I have turned to that t-shirt to remind myself what a perfect color harmony with my color palette looks like. To recall how exactly it feels wearing my absolute best colors. And then I simply kept looking for the same kind of impressions and feelings with every other thing. By doing so I kept elevating my harmonizing skills and my confidence in making the right choices with every new purchase, be it clothing or makeup.

How about you? Have you got such a t-shirt yet?

A t-shirt which you know for sure belongs to your Season? The one you can always get back to for re-calibration and grounding?

If not, I made one especially for you. Here is where you can find it:

Anna wearing TW icy t-shirt
Anna wearning TW blue t-shirt

PS. I am wearing size S in True Winter blue and Bright Winter icy pink in the pictures above. 

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3 thoughts on “Have You Got Your Perfect T-shirt Yet?

  1. annabelle says:

    hi! my t shirt has just arrived….but not had time to investigate; BUT i finally decided to try the lipsticks and blush suggested for deep autumn – before they were only available from Canada, now i can get them from Poland, which is better for France. And they are amazing. (just taught on zoom in the chili lipstick). Admittedly, the texture isn’t super (the blush doesn’t spread great; the Chili lipstick is very dry….BUT the prices aren’t too bad, even allowing for postage and, above all, the colours are a revelation. Admittedly, i DO have a blush that is similar, and a lipstick like the RIO which i wear all the time (but the refills are not all the same shade, which is annoying….the horrendously expensive Charlotte Tilbury Viva Vergara, which is an amazing texture) .BUT now i know that they are as good as I thought; and why i have had no luck with Chili -style lipsticks until now. This one is brilliant (not too orange, not too bright). And the RIO is fantastic…lasts long and fades beautifully (no weird undertones when it fades).
    SO to anyone else wondering….it IS worth having a go worth the make up…….though it has taken me over three years to work my way up to believing that SUCH dark colours..that blush!! that Rio lipstick!!! could possibly look good on me. They all seemed far, far too dark. But having inched my way up to accepting that these colours really DO look great…i don’t need any snazzy mirrors or lighting to see the difference, it is just SO obvious…esp with the Chili, cos this is so hard to get right.

    I thought I’d write to voice my appreciation to Anna for her post, for her speedy delivery of products and, above all, to Christine and anyone else involved in the selection of the make up products to being with. I’m genuinely bowled over and now, having chosen very similar blush and lippies before, but then abandoned them cos wasn’t sure, (a few years ago), I now know what i should stick with and why. So a BIG THANK U to you all. Will comment on the t shirt later, but it looks lovely. (and, needless to say, I don’t get any bonus for my enthusiasm here……….)

    • Christine Scaman says:

      Many thanks for sharing your experiences with the cosmetic formulations and colours. I’m happy to hear that you’re finding colours that work, and grateful to have Anna as distributor for EU residents. We all inch our way up to our colours and adapt as we go. I agree about the dry formulations of the ultra matte colours, but they sure do last a long time once the colour sets. Clear balm keeps the colour alive for hours, or for some of the brighter colours, I layer a softer colour over top, an example for DA being Rio over Chili. It’s lovely to have solved some questions in our lives that will stay solved 🙂

  2. annabelle says:

    PS to continue from previous message: the t shirt is great. Nice fabric with some stretch, lovely colour. I went up a size to be sure that the length would be ok, as the cut looked a little odd in the photos. But the fit is very nice. Highly recommend as well.

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