Swatching the fur coat

 
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When I saw this coat in the Topshop section of Nordstrom's online, it looked like a possible Light Spring option - some browns but without too much heat, some yellows and creams and a bit of gray. Looks can be deceiving! My search for the perfect winter coat has been relentless! After finding a multitude of muddy camel coats, this looked like a welcome, interesting coat. Below, are some swatch-to-coat comparisons, "under the lights."

  Light Spring versus the coat - palette too light for the darkness/duskiness in the coat. The browns in the top right hand corner were a good fit, but the yellows in the coat were too gold and muted.

Light Spring versus the coat - palette too light for the darkness/duskiness in the coat. The browns in the top right hand corner were a good fit, but the yellows in the coat were too gold and muted.

  Coat versus True Autumn - palette too warm for the coolness in the coat.

Coat versus True Autumn - palette too warm for the coolness in the coat.

  True Spring versus the coat - palette too warm and too bright for the coolness/duskiness in the coat.

True Spring versus the coat - palette too warm and too bright for the coolness/duskiness in the coat.

  Soft Autumn versus the coat - this seems to be the best fit.

Soft Autumn versus the coat - this seems to be the best fit.

This coat was a bit "heavy" when compared to my Light Spring Coloring. The yellows tend toward Autumn golds, which is not so obvious from the picture. That effect was NOT overpowering, simply not uplifting. After draping a Light Spring today, however, I was reminded that upliftment is one of the primary benefits that a Light Spring can expect from her colors. I'm still searching for the perfect coat!