This time of the year makes me so happy. With spring so close, and Daylight Saving Time approaching…what’s not to like?!
A happy me means that I want to wear more color. Not just the neutrals that I tend to stick with during the winter months, but true, bright, bold color.
I have to admit though, wearing color can be a little scary. Nothing says “look at me” like a cobalt sweater. But, if you’re willing to take a little risk, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
First, figure out your skin’s undertone. Are you cool-toned or warmed-toned? There are a few ways to find out, but the simplest way is by following the sliver or gold test. Think about which metal, silver or gold, looks best on your skin. Does silver make your skin more vibrant? Then you are most likely cool toned. If gold makes you look more radiant and awake, then you’re warm toned.
Of course, there are exceptions. And some colors look great on everyone. But use this as a guideline to find the most flattering colors for you.
Warm-toned ladies should wear warm-reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and ivorys, and while cool-toned ladies should lean towards greens, blues, pinks, purples, magentas, and true “blue-based” reds.
My undertones are on the warm side, but some colors that typically look good on cool-toned ladies work for me too. The most important thing to remember is that you want whatever color you wear to make your skin come alive. If any color makes you look washed out or tired, pass it right along.
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