Getting Comfortable with Colour July 13, 2016 10:00

Blacks, greys and whites are all too often taking over our wardrobes, because they are easy to wear and go with anything.  Summer is the season to embrace colour and take the time to find what works for your shape, hair colour and skin tone. Getting colour into your wardobe can pose a shopping challenge, but when you pull it off, you’ll feel even more confident in your style.  

To help you find your match so that you can start embracing more colour into your closet, we’ve put together some notes for coordinating skin and hair tones to your wardrobe. This is a great guide for finding what will really make your style pop! Be sure to also play around and see what works best for you but here’s a great starting point if you are a notorious “all-black-everything” type of gal:

Oranges

Hair Colour:

Dark brown

Dark blonde

Oranges vs. Skin Tones:

Bright oranges – honeyed skin tones

Warm oranges – skin tones with greenish or yellowish undertones

 

Reds

Hair Colour:

Dark brown

Dark blonde

Reds vs. Skin Tones:

Vibrant reds - olive skin tones

 

Yellows

Hair Colour:

Dark brown

Dark blonde

Yellows vs. Skin Tones:

Honey gold - olive skin tones

Golden yellow – olive skin tones

 

Blues

Hair Colour:

Light blonde

Very dark brown

Blue black

Blues vs. Skin Tones:

Placid blues – ivory skin tones

Turquoise and teals – dark skin tones

 

Pinks

Hair Colour:

Blonde with streaks

Warm browns

Pinks vs. Skin Tones:

Vibrant pinks and fuchsia – olive skin tones

Blush pink – neutral

Peach – warm golden undertones

 

Greens

Hair Colour:

Blonde with streaks

Warm browns

Greens vs. Skin Tones:

Jade – neutral tones

Cameo – neutral tones

 

Purples

Hair Colour:

Light blonde

Very dark brown

Blue black

Purples vs. Skin Tones:

Deep plum and purples – fair skin and very dark skin tones

Lilac and lavender - fair skin tones

Wine – olive skin tones

 

 

Be daring. Bring new colours to your closet. Start with accent pieces like statement necklaces, hats and scarves, then jump into a vibrant maxi skirt or blouse to really step into your style.

The Trove Team