Have you ever tried on a top or a shade of lipstick that makes your face come alive, only to wear another that’s a similar colour but it makes you look tired or washed out? It’s probably because the first shade matched your complexion while the second didn’t.
Wearing colours that compliment our complexion is one of the most important elements when it comes to styling. Not only does it have a massive impact on how we look, it has a big effect on how we feel. Colours that compliment us make us look younger, healthier and more vibrant. They lift our spirits and give us confidence. We’re not always born with a sense of what colours suit us or how to mix the right colours together to create fabulous looks but it is something that can be learnt.
Whether your new to colour and would like to introduce some new shades into your wardrobe but aren’t sure where to start or you’d like to be more creative mixing colours but are unsure which shades work well together read my tips and learn how to wear colour.
Slowly does it – if you would like to introduce some colour into your outfits, start with coloured accessories. Shoes, bags, belts, scarves and jewellery are all great ways to add a splash of colour and interest to your wardrobe without it costing a bomb
Play with different colours and see how your complexion changes – if the colours suit your complexion your eyes will be bright, and your complexion clear
Keep it simple – if your new to mixing colours the easiest way to do it is to team pastels with pastels, earth tones with earth tones, jewel colours with jewel colours etc as the shades in each set work brilliantly together
3 is the magic number – when mixing colours, the general rule of thumb is to stick to 3 colours
Find a new neutral – Do you live in black? If so try stepping away from black and wearing a different neutral – navies, grey’s, tan and brown are all fantastic alternatives.
If you want to know what colours suit you, your best neutrals or would like to learn how to transform your look in a few easy steps then consider a colour analysis consultation or come along to my Get Colour Confident Workshops.