not what you're wearing

Imagine being free of the obligation to wear black,
simply because you know exactly what colours work best for you.

Hi, I'm Jorunn.
I'm a Personal Colour Analyst based in Norway.
I'm here to help you get a healthy relationship with black. 

Jorunn Hernes Personal Colour Analyst

I'm wondering if this sounds familiar:

You know this is an abusive relationship but the fashion industry is trying to convince you to stay and make it work. 

Black is sexy, they say.

Black will make you look cool and professional, they say.

There's no way that you'll find something better, they say. 

They tell you to ignore the shadows around your mouth and the haunted look in your eyes. They recommend buying a foundation and lots of other makeup to hide the wispy fingers of dark sallowness creeping up along your face when you wear black.

The telltale signs of a bad relationship are there, but how can you get out of it?

You've been told you should not wear black but you really would like to. 

When you wear black, you look like a child playing dress-up.

When you wear black, people have conversations with your sweater, not with your face. 

But you need to look professional and grown-up, and you want to have really sharp looking formal outfits at your disposal, and it's really difficult to do this without using black.

You've been told you can wear black but when you do, it looks muddy on you. 

Let's say you're a Winter and you've been told you're told that you can wear black. But it doesn't always satisfy. Sometimes wearing black makes weird shadows gather around the root of your nose and your hair loses it's sheen and your expensive really cool hairstyle suddenly looks like a wilted squirrel.

Do you start doubting that you are a Winter?

Or, could it be something else? Might there be something you could do to make black the magical ingredient in your outfits, to bring to light the enchanted Winter that you actually are?

Wearing black makes you feel pasty and bland

  • When you wear black, people ask: " ARE you?" in that special tone of voice
  • When you wear black it looks like Halloween came early
  • You really would like to wear black but don't want to look like you're auditioning for a part in Bleak House

You have to do the all-black thing at work

And it makes you look harsh and unfriendly

You have to because your job depends on it, but wearing black makes you look utterly unapproachable, and you feel stiff and stern.

You love your Season's colours, but when it comes to action, it's always back to black.

Your relationship with colour is a platonic one.

In theory, you see that all your colours look great on you.

But when you're shopping for new clothes, you stick to black, black and more black. It feels familiar to revert to your tried and true formula.

The Case Of The Invisible Woman 

Why did wearing black make her feel boring?

Black is supposed to make a woman feel captivating and seductive.

Instead, she felt boring and invisible. The little black dress didn't at all feel like the winning formula. She felt like a sparrow dancing in Swan Lake.

Turns out, Coco Chanel left out a few pointers when she unleashed the Little Black Dress on the unsuspecting fashion world.

 Even with a black dress that fits you and is in your style, it doesn't automatically make you the snake's hips.

There is no one black to fit us all, just as there is no one little dress that fits us all. And there's lots to keep in mind when creating an outfit with black.

But you know what? I'm here to show you:

How to pick accessories that alleviate the effect black has on your skin.

How you can determine what kind of black to use and in which texture or fabric.

How to find other neutrals that are just as formal on you as black.

The fashion industry has been throwing black at us for so long now.

But it doesn't have to be that way anymore...

The fashion industry are fabricators of fantasies and lies. 

It's time to fight back.

You say the problem with black is that it is hard to find alternatives for it when shopping.

But the real problem is that you don't know exactly what alternatives to look for.

It's time to find out what You Can Do Instead

Even if you can wear black, there are ways to combine it with other colours that makes you look like a queen, not a witch. Once you know how to really use black, you'll never look back. 

I know you're tired of looking for alternatives and black is the easiest colour to find, but you deserve better. If you only knew exactly which neutrals can have the same effect as black on you, but without making you look like Lestat de Lioncourt's mother!

And if you knew what to look for, you're more than half way there.

I'm proud to ANNOUNCE that the Masterclass is ready.


There are other, much better, colours out there for you, and that's what you'll get completely certain about in this course.

Imagine being free of the obligation to wear black, simply because you know exactly what else to wear that makes you look radiant!

Get ready to:

  • Change your relationship to black
    Why keep trying when you know it's over? I'll show you how to break it off with black and start building a healthy relationship with colours that honour and respect you.
  • Stop looking like a stern school mistress. Because in reality, you've got lots of colours that show you as the wise, caring professional you are, the woman who can manage the toughest interventions without raising your voice.
  • Put an end to looking boring. Wearing black doesn't inevitably make you sexy, and there are other colours that make you look sultry and sensuous!

Also included in the Masterclass:

  1. 1
    Bust those myths: Picking apart and dissecting the myths and legends connected with black.
  2. 2
    Wear the right kind of black and choose textures and fabrics that makes your kind of black perfect for you with my Bulls-Eye-Black technique
  3. 3
    Wear black even though it's not in your palette with my Cheat Your Way With Black tricks
  4. 4
     Pick your best neutrals with the Nordic Simplicity method, without even knowing your Season
  5. 5
    Your best "sexier than the snake's hips and I don't ever need black again in a thousand years" colour
  6. 6
    Discover your premium neutral colours, so riveting that you won't have that same longing for black anymore.
  7. 7
    Flaunt the exact kind of black to wear if it's in your palette.
  8. 8
    Use black items you already own even if they are not an optimal color, with my Bluff'em Guide To Alleviate Black.
  9. 9
    Uncover exactly how to wear black as you grow older with my Bolder, Not Older Attitude Booster

What People Are Saying About Other Nordic Simplicity Courses

“I wish I had taken it when I was first draped .”

"I am so thankful for the thought and creativity that Jorunn has put into this class. I only wish I had taken it 6 years ago when I was first draped as a bright winter.

I’d have saved a lot of time and money.

Even then knowing my colors I made some expensive mistakes. I now have a much clearer vision of how to do this and look forward to choosing well in the future. Thank you Jorunn for your fun and practical way of presenting the information."

- Bright Winter Masterclass customer

“It is a real gem. I continue to consult with it regularly."

“I've thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is a real gem. I continue to consult with it regularly, going deeper each time, reworking and/or polishing some of the gold nuggets I've unearthed. It puts me at peace in a world overstimulated with information resources. I

 love how this course is set up and how it's led me to greater clarity step by step, asking me to go deeper each time, in a very practical way but with poise, finesse and great attention to details.

Watching and/or listening to Jorunn's voice is always a treat. Her trustworthy, refined and calming, yet joyful, presence is very palpable throughout the course."

- Capsule Wardrobe course customer

“Has helped me make much better choices in clothes."

“Thank you for the additional lessons Jorunn. All the course material has helped me make much better choices in clothes and now your lessons on Bright Winters with lower contrast and ageing skin have helped enormously.

The explanations about why some colours from my BW colour swatch and some BW makeup recommendations just don’t work for me.

I have found your course insightful, practical and it has persuaded me to try Some colours that in the past I would have found terrifying .

Now I just need to revisit all the notes made while doing your course and take your advice to keep practicing what I have learned. Many thanks and best wishes."

- Bright Winter Masterclass customer

Get ready to (not) wear black

The course gives you lots of tips and easy-to follow instructions on how to pick the right black for you and how to use it in outfits.

The course helps you find your most stunning alternative to black, so you don't have to pile on the makeup in order to match the outfit!

The course also includes a sample capsule wardrobe showing how to use your best alternative for black, for all 12 Seasons.

End that unhealthy relationship with black now!

Get ready to ditch black and find better alternatives!

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“I feel much more confident."

“I am finding the course very helpful. I have gone through it twice and feel I need to go through it again.

It has helped me focus on my style and realize what I like.

I feel much more confident in planning my fall capsule wardrobe. Thank you!"

- Capsule Wardrobe course customer

“So helpful that you're realistic"

“You completely nailed it with this course! This answered every question I had. I've been trying to wear bright winter for 3 and a half years now, and I still keep ending up with heavy color combos when I go to actually put outfits together.

And I can't get over how helpful it is that you're realistic about lifestyle, shopping, taste, etc.

Love love love."

- Bright Winter Masterclass customer
Jorunn Hernes

Creator of How (not) To Wear Black

About Jorunn

- Certified Personal Colour Analyst, trained by Christine Scaman of 12 BLUEPRINTS.

- Believes that colour is the most direct communication, and can come up with 57 reasons to keep your natural hair colour.

- Reveals complex colour and style in a straightforward way, because it really doesn't have to be that difficult.

- Is hopelessly in love with Dr. Martens and has a sourdough named Sébastien.

It's hard to break up with black.

You've been together for so long. And you don't know if there's better alternatives out there for you.

Consider this course a dating app to find your very own, life-long Better Than Black. Better Than Black is a title I actually considered for this course, because that's what it's all about.

I'm not demanding that you toss out all your black garments! 

This course is to show you options that you can consider.

And once you have your better choices lined up and ready to form long term relationships with, it's time to swipe right and start looking healthy, glowing and professional. 

But I happen to like wearing black...

Wearing black is totally an option, if that's what you really want! My aim is to expand your options, getting even more ideas on how to wear your kind of black, and perhaps sneak in one or two ideas of something you haven't thought about, that you can try as an alternative. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised!

Pros and Cons

This course isn't for everyone. Here's some points to help you decide:

You should buy it if

  • You want to get better at spotting the right kind of black for you.
  • You want to find fabulous alternatives for black.
  • You want to look healthy and glowing, even without lots of makeup.
  • You want suggestions for wearable capsule wardrobes that don't incorporate black.
  • You want to challenge the fashion industry.

It's a waste of money if

  • You don't want to even consider that there might be better alternatives for black.
  • You're OK with using a lot of makeup to hide the effect black has on you.
  • You're really happy with absolutely all aspects of your current wardrobe.
  • You're really into that EMO and goth look.
A gift from my heart

Here's What You Get
in the How (not) To Wear Black Masterclass

  • Shedding a blinding light on all the myths and beliefs surrounding black
  • Whether BLACK really is your black
  • What kind of black is best for you
  • How to choose textures and fabrics that makes your kind of black perfect for you
  • Your fantastic alternatives to black, for each Season
  • What to do when you HAVE TO wear black
  • How to wear black as you grow older
  • Sample capsule wardrobes using the best version of or alternative for black for each of the 12 Seasons



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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't get more confident using your kind of black or your alternatives to black by two weeks, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund.

Jorunn Hernes Personal Colour Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

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I'm a True Winter and black looks great on me. Will there be anything in the course for me?

Do I have to finish the course within a deadline?

What if I haven't had a colour analysis?

Will this course help me figure out what Season I am?

Will the course help me when I shop?

If I cut out black, will I only have to dress in colours that make me look like an umbrella drink?

P.S.: Life is too short to keep using black when there are so many lovely alternatives for you. Discover what your alternatives are and learn how to combine them with your other colours.

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