About Bernie Burson

Bernie burson color design professional

I love color and harmony – and I love seeing the pleasure my clients experience when they discover how wonderful they can look with just a few simple changes.

But it wasn’t always like that for me!

I grew up in a small blue-collar town on the Oregon coast, and spent much of my time in jeans and a T-shirt.  When I was entering the workforce in the San Francisco Bay area after graduating from college, I desperately wanted to learn how to dress well and look good. I read endless magazines and books on the subject, yet I can remember standing in front of a dressing room mirror, trying on  the long jacket and A-line skirt that I’d read were best for my body shape and size.  Looking at myself in the mirror, I decided that I must be so badthat even the right advice looked terrible on me.

In other words, I wasn’t one of those women who instinctively “gets” clothes – and I certainly wasn’t someone who loved shopping.  I understand what it’s like to wonder if I could ever feel better about my appearance – much less feel at ease buying clothes I could be confident would look good on me.

Today, I still often enjoy wearing jeans and a T-shirt.  But the T-shirt is a color that looks great on me, and I know how to pick jeans that fit and flatter.  I’ve done a lot of hard work and study, and I’ve learned how to pick the colors, styles, and silhouettes that are right for different skin tones and body types.   I know from my experience how subtle changes in color, fabric, and style can make someone feel more attractive and more like who he or she really is – more confident, happier, and more approachable.

It’s thrilling to be able to help my clients realize the profound impact that color analysis and image advice can have on their lives.


Learn more about my services here.

I look beautiful! I am going to church this morning wearing (describes outfit, accessories and makeup). I feel SO wonderful and look fabulous! Thank you again for the transformation!

Jill W.

Bernie’s Speaking Topics

  • Look Like You Mean Business
  • Shop Smart
  • De-Stress Dressing: How to Get Dressed in 10 Minutes or Less
  • Stepping Up Casual
  • Think Before You Pack: Packing Made Easy
  • Insider Tips to Good Fashion and Good Fit
  • Make Your Work Wardrobe Work For You