Could you talk a bit about the use of neutrals with signature colors – specifically neutrals other than black? I’m a pale strawberry blond with green-flecked blue eyes, and greenish-blue and pink are both wonderful colors on me. But what neutrals should I pair with these? I adore black and wear it all the time. It’s versatile, slimming, works with so many colors, and the go-to color for most in NYC (where I used to live). Now that I’m really thinking about color, I look at women with black hair wearing black and I love the way their wardrobe echoes their hair. I’m envious. So what neutrals work for someone whose hair isn’t black?
When looking for neutrals that suit you best look at your:
Eye colour – olive green, hazel, bronze, blue grey, deep brown – whatever it is, repeat your eye colour in some way – maybe slightly more muted so it appears more neutral and you have a stunning neutral option.
Work with your hair colour. Think taupe, camel, winter white and beige tones as your ideal neutrals. Hair tones are great for shoes, bags, boots, belts and coats (as you’re always wearing your hair, so these commonly worn items will always go with something about you!)
You are made to wear camel – such a sophisticated colour!
Taupe and tan, beige and khaki, warm chocolate brown and marine navy – there are so many neutrals for you to try rather than black!
Your colours will work with your neutrals You don’t need black as a fallback. Any darker colour will be slimming, more slimming than black if it suits your complexion as it will create a face focus.
Rose beige, taupe and shades of grey all look stunning on you. Charcoal and navy, rose brown and mushroom are equally gorgeous.
You too should avoid black as it can look very harsh against your fair colouring. Instead opt for a charcoal blue grey, platinum or battleship grey which don’t have the same starkness of black.