How to Dress Your Colors

Did you know when you wear certain colors, they have the power to enhance your features and just make you radiate with an overall glow? The key is knowing which colors work best with your skin tone, hair and eye color.

The most important is skin tone, which generally falls into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral. The best way to determine your skin tone is to look at the veins on your wrist. Are they green, blue or a mix of both?

Green Veins = Warm Tones:

Characteristics: Yellow or peach undertones, veins appear greenish.

Best colors to wear: Earthy tones like warm reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Pastel shades can also complement warm undertones.

Blue Veins=Cool Tones:

Characteristics: Blue or pink undertones, veins appear bluish.

Best colors to wear: Cool blues, greens, purples, and icy tones. Jewel tones like emerald green and sapphire blue work well for cool undertones.

Green and Blue Veins=Neutral Tones:

Characteristics: A mix of warm and cool undertones, veins appear a mix of green and blue.

Best colors to wear: Neutrals like gray, beige, and blush. Experiment with both warm and cool tones to find what suits you best.

Next, you’ll want to identify your color season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. This is usually determined by considering hair and eye color along with skin tone. If your hair is a warm golden or red, you would be a spring or an autumn. If your hair is ashy with no golden or red highlights, you are either a summer or a winter.

Each season has a set of colors that complement the characteristics of that season and you can dive as deep as 12 different color palettes for each month of the year. For the perfect match, you may consider visiting a professional color consultant for an analysis.

I know for a fact that I have a warm skin tone, so certain colors look better on me than others. It’s all about what you wear close to your face. If you love a color that doesn’t suit your skin tone, try wearing it as a skirt, pants or accessories. Here are some ways to dress your colors.

Golden Yellow

This color is my no-fail go-to. Golden yellow always seems to make my complexion and hair pop. Note that it has to be a warm gold, not a pastel yellow. Shop warm gold tops.

Chartreuse Green

Green has always been one of my favorite colors. I’ve always known it expressed warmth, so it makes sense that it’s in my warm color palette. I try to look for greens with a little yellow in them for extra warmth, like this chartreuse sweater. Shop green tops.

Teal Blue

I recently discovered this color was flattering on me when I bought this dress, and almost everywhere I turned, people said, “That color looks great on you!” I never thought I looked good in blue, but when I checked the color palette for warm tones, there it was! But again, it’s finding the right shade of blue, and this rich teal color does the trick for me. Shop teal blue dress.

Now that you know how to find your colors, will you dress in your color palette?

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