What’s your favorite color? Mine, that’s easy….navy blue. Just go back and look at some of my posts with navy in it, from my dark denim to my one evening gown. When I wear navy, it is a sure way to help me feel confident. Maybe I should call it my Power Color! I’ve added some of my favorite looks based on Navy below.
What is a color that looks GREAT on you? Don’t be shy, it’s ok to admit you look GREAT in something! For me, dark primary colors always seem to be my favorite and feel the most flattering, so Navy is always the winner. Not always as the main color; but the color is often primary in the pattern.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT
You could go to a certified colorist; but if you don’t have the money for that, I say experiment with colors while you are out shopping. Plan to try things on without buying anything, just try the MANY different shades of the color wheel that are out there. (Sidenote, if I’m honest, trying something on in more natural lighting, than the tiny changeroom, for the best impact. So step out into a larger area so you can get a better idea. Take a friend for an extra opinion if this is new for you!) Not only that, if you love to be inspired as you scroll through social media, try to find a fashion blogger with your same coloring (hair, skin and style) and if you love something she’s sharing, odds are, it will look great on you too!
HERE’S SOME HELPFUL TIPS:
WHAT TO CONSIDER:
Your hair color, you eye color, skin tone and complexion are all part of the equation.
I’ve read through a blog post called Colors That Flatter Your Skin Tone (linked); but here are some of the great tips they share to get you thinking:
- Don’t match your skin tone exactly, you want the colors you choose to compliment you. (if you have a red undertone, wearing red till accentuate it; but the lighter, peachy tones might work better. Try things that pop against your skin!
- Dark skin tones – the dark purples, reds, coppers…the rich bright colors! While we all love black, this and even dark browns may blend too much.
- Medium skin tones will look amazing in jewel tones; but tones like neutrals will be too similar and potentially not be as flattering.
- Olive skin tones…go for the really great pinks, oranges and green
- Fair skin might want to shy away from really bright, or even pale colors like blush, it could wash you out; but if you went with berry tones, it could add some glorious color to your cheeks!
- That all said, if you put a color on, and you feel like you want to stand a little taller,or better yet, buy it and go out on a date with your hubby…get more of that!
YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED
You might be surprised that jewel tones are better for you than pastels, or charcoal grey is much more flattering than dove grey. Maybe mustard yellow is better than sunny yellow and the list goes on; BUT…that one simple tweak will have you feeling way more “you” in your outfits.
DON’T ALWAYS RELY ON TRENDS EITHER
Never base the colors that you wear on trends (hello…not everyone will look fab in neon, right?!). No matter how “in” a certain color may be, if it washes you out, instead of lights you up, that color is in the “accessory only” zone for you. That’s totally ok and still a GREAT way to embrace a trend, without major commitment!
THE FINAL RESULT
Looking put together / polished and finding your style means you KNOW these things and work around it. So when people see you and say, “girl you always look great!”, it’s not because you are always on trend, it’s because you know what works for you, and it shows. And I am HERE FOR THAT!!
A new season is upon us, and that can be taken literally or metaphorically; but either way, let’s step into it looking and feeling our best. What do you say?!