Do all colors look their best on you? A long time ago I ordered a gorgeous summer dress in periwinkle blue. It looked amazing on the model, but when it arrived and I tried it on, it made me look sick. As a result, I decided to rethink everything hanging in my closet. Later on, I wanted to focus on buying ethically so that forced me to make smarter purchases.
This is when it became important for me to know what really looked best on me. I wanted to wear garments that were tasteful and flattering, that did not make me look sick. Was I becoming more creative or less? Was it practical to study which colors looked best on me or is it just too overwhelming?
What’s the point of ordering things that you will never wear?
The purpose of discovering which colors look best on you is so that you can make wiser decisions. There are so many garments in so many colors that you can still choose the right trends in colors that will enhance your looks. You’re also being more sustainable just by making these conscious decisions regarding your purchases. It’s a definite win-win.
Do you know if you have warm or cool undertones? This is a good start to find which colors look good on you.
Identify your undertone
Cool: The veins on your underarms look more bluish. Your skin shows hints of pink undertones or you have very black skin.
Warm: The veins on your arms look more greenish. Your skin shows hints of yellow undertones or you have black skin with golden undertones.
Neutral: You have no obvious overtones of pink or of sallow looking skin.
Note: If your skin appears more ashen or gray, then you could have a natural olive tone. This isn’t as common as warm, cool, or neutral. But your skin may have a combination of undertones.
Now, here are some examples of wardrobe color palettes for different undertones. These palettes are created based on the the seasons of color analysis method.
Warm wardrobe color palettes
Cool wardrobe color palettes
The are a lot of advantages of finding which colors look good on you:
- your best colors enhance your natural looks
- you look less washed out because it uniformizes your skin tone
- helps you choose make-up that flatters your undertones
- facilitates your shopping decisions
Many people are afraid of wearing more than one color along with a neutral shade because they can’t figure out how to combine colors that flatter them and look good together. If this is your fashion struggle don’t you worry. I can help you.
Don’t be afraid of trying new things. Here are some tips:
– Go shopping and try different warm and cool colors to see which ones look best on you
– Try building a color palette with hues you like that look good together
– Create some outfits with the colors you’ve pulled together
– Integrate colors that you really love but that don’t flatter you so that you can still wear them, but away from your face (purses, shoes, trousers)
– Sell the clothes you don’t wear online and buy vintage or sustainable fashion in your best colors.
If you’re really not into wearing a lot of colors, choose some beautiful neutrals for your color palette, like beige, white, black, navy, olive green, and some red for a small pop of color.
You’ve seen in this article how important it is to find your best colors. It may seem overwhelming to try to understand all this information at the beginning, but afterward, it will make your life easier. The right color can make you shine and the wrong color can make you look sick. 🙂 You will save money and move towards a more ethical closet when you make more conscious purchases.