A complete styling guide if you're a light spring.

Picture a soft sunlit morning with pastel florals. This is light spring. 

This colour palette sits in between true spring and light summer on the seasonal flow chart and is characterised by a harmonious blend of soft, warm, delicate and luminous hues that reflect the gentle natural beauty of people who fall into this season.

How to tell if you're light spring.

Light spring is categorised as the following: medium-warm hue, light value and medium chroma.

Medium-warm hue: Colours lean towards the warmer end of the scale without being too extreme. This means all colours contain more yellow than blue (the coolest colour of all) undertones, so even if blue does appear, it will still have warm hints of yellow, like turquoise or teal. 

Light value: In line with the season's primary colour aspect, all colours are low in value — meaning they are very light. If darker or medium-value hues appear, they only act as supporting colours for the light ones. 

Medium chroma: The majority of the colours are pastel, meaning they are a blend of bright and light. 

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What is light spring's colour palette?

Light spring's best colours include:

  • Soft pastels: Light peach, fresh mint green, gentle lilac and pale coral

  • Warm neutrals: Soft ivory, light taupe and beige

  • Deeper hues: Hints of muted mauve and warm olive

On the flip side, the colours to avoid if you're light spring include:

  • Deep and cool tones: Navy blue, charcoal grey and deep burgundy

  • Muddy hues: Browns, olive greens and dusty greys

  • Stark colours: Pure black, true white 

  • Bold neons: Any fluorescent hue

Building a light spring colour palette is an easy process when you focus on this season's best colours. Here's an example of what a light spring's colour palette might look like: 

Base colour: Soft ivory

Light neutral: Warm beige

Dark neutral: Light taupe

Main colour: Soft peach

Accent colours: Light mint green, soft lilac or pale coral

Celebrities with a light spring colour palette.

Some notable people with a light spring colour palette include Amanda Seyfried, Renee Zellweger, Elle Fanning, Scarlett Johansson, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Sophie Turner, Kate Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Snook and Candice Swanepoel. These individuals are often associated with this colour palette because of their soft features and warm undertones. Of course, this is only a guide and their colour palettes will change depending on their styling choices.


Styling tips for light spring.

Mix and match pastels: Go crazy with pastels! Pair pastel tops with pastel bottoms, or layer different pastel pieces together — yes, all pastels cohesively work together so don't be afraid to mix and match. Prioritise pastels within your colour palette, like soft blue, light lilac, powder pink and icy mint green. 

Start with subtle neutrals: You'll want to begin by building the base of your wardrobe with staples in subtle neutrals like light taupe, warm beige and soft ivory. These will provide a versatile backdrop for all your outfits and allow you to layer, layer and layer. 

Love lightweight, flowy fabrics: Find clothes in fabrics that have a soft and airy feel, like linen, silk, chiffon and cotton. You're also guaranteed to look drop-dead gorgeous in soft and flowing clothing. Prime examples of these include dresses with gentle draping, skirts with soft pleats and tops with billowy sleeves. 

Play with subtle prints: Just because bold abstract or geometrical prints won't complement your features, it doesn't mean prints are entirely off the cards for you. You can still incorporate subtle prints, like botanicals, florals or watercolour patterns, to add interest to your outfits (just ensure they’re in soft, pastel hues). 

Style with delicate accessories: Delicate jewellery in silver or muted rose gold will enhance your femininity. A petite pendant, dainty stacking rings and stud earrings are all great examples of light spring jewellery. Other materials like wood and straw will also complement your look. 


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Beauty tips for light spring.

Base: Steer clear of heavy, matte foundations as these will appear too harsh against the softness of your skin. Instead, opt for a lightweight foundation - or even a tinted moisturiser - in a soft, warm tone to enhance your natural luminosity. For an extra touch of radiance, complete your foundation with a light dusting of translucent powder and a spritz of hydrating setting spray to give your skin a healthy, dewy glow. 

Eyes: Forego heavy black eyeliner and instead, reach for a gentle pencil eyeliner in soft brown. As for eyeshadow, choose pastel hues like peach or soft lilac, and add depth with warm taupe or soft brown in the crease. Brows should also be kept soft and natural-looking by using a pencil or powder in a shade that matches your natural hair colour — and used to fill in sparse areas. 

Blush: Steer clear of cool-based blush and instead, opt for a soft, peachy shade to add a subtle flush of colour to your cheeks. You can lightly blend the blush upwards towards your temples for an even more youthful and radiant glow.

Lipstick: While you'll want to avoid heavy or matte lipsticks, you can fall in love with sheer or glossy colours in soft coral, peach or rosy pink shades. 

Final thoughts on light spring.

Wondering if you're a light spring? If soft, warm, delicate and glowing colours complement your features, you might fall into this colour palette. Of course, this shouldn't deter you from wearing colours you love but aren’t classified as light spring. After all, your unique colour palette should naturally uplift your appearance and confidence. 


If you’re looking to expand your palette, you can also consider borrowing colours from the sister seasons of light spring: true spring and light summer. 

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