Do you have some input on occasionally wearing colors that maybe aren’t the very best, but that you still love and want to include in your wardrobe? And I mean, like a blouse or sweater, not just an accessory or something you wear far away from your face.
I have reddish hair and my coloring is fair with yellow undertones. A “spring” season, and I’m 50’ish.
Don’t you agree that sometimes for the sake of making yourself happy with that special find, that you can add more color to your cheeks and pick a nice shade of lipstick and play with eye color to pull it off? (Please say, yes!).
If you want to wear colours that don’t work for you and are unflattering to your skin tone, there are a few ways to wear them more successfully. They’ll never be as great as the good colours for you but here are my tips to make them work.
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- Wear a low neckline. Remember, whatever is next to your face is reflecting that colour onto your face – whether it makes you look healthy or ill depends on whether it’s a good or not so great colour!
- Don’t put them on a body part you don’t want to draw attention to (a colour that doesn’t relate will draw attention to itself and create a body focus).
- Put on a scarf or necklace that does suit your colouring between your face and the colour.
- Wear foundation, blush and a stronger lipstick.
- Keep the less than great colour to less than 20% of your whole outfit.
- Wear the right value contrast for you.
- Wear it in the right colour contrast for you.
- Wear it in the right intensity for you
- Wear it in your ideal value.
- Wear it in a shoe.
- Wear it in a fabric that is soft or slightly see-through.
- Wear it at night – we don’t see colours as obviously at night as without light, there is no colour for colour is reflected light rays.
If you’re not sure of the colours that flatter you, the ones that make you look healthier, more vibrant, more youthful and alive, you can get a personal colour analysis as part of my 7 Steps to Style program (Colour is just one of the 7 steps), and discover which colours are your knockout ones! You’ll also get my professional opinion on your body shape and features, all this and so much more in this comprehensive image program designed to help you understand what really works for you!