Find Your Perfect Colour Palette

August 23, 2013 by  
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It can be all too easy to stick to the same old neutral colours when it comes to planning our look – many of us find the thought of trying daring new colours a little daunting. However, if you know what colour palette works for your complexion and tone then there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with something a little different, and know you’ll look great!

If you’re lucky enough to still have a summer holiday planned for this year then it’s the perfect opportunity to try something different. Swimwear can be a great area to experiment with and there’s a great range of swimwear online at the moment. The unfamiliarity of a new place gives you free reign to try something new.

We’ve all been in that situation where we’ve tried on a dress that looks fantastic on the model but on us it just doesn’t look right. In the same way as you might not team your red leather handbag with your bright green summer dress, some colours can clash with our hair colour, complexion and even eye colour.

So, to take away some of the stress we’ve put together a failsafe guide to finding your perfect colour palette.

Three foolproof colours

There are certain colours which look great on the majority of skin tones and these are; teal, purple and navy, great for the autumnal months which are approaching. However, if you want to stand out, want to try a vibrant colour palette, or are still basking in the cheerful colours of the summer months then follow this handy guide.

What to wear if you have a light complexion…

If your skin is pale and translucent, if your hair colour is blonde or ash and your eyes are light grey or blue, then cool, pastel colours are the ones for you.

Opt for lilacs, light greens or even a striking aqua which will make the most of your features and enhance your skin tone. Try to avoid dark colours as these may give you a ‘washed out’  look.

What to wear if you have a dark skin tone…

If you have a rich, dark skin tone then you’re in the perfect position to try out some vibrant, striking colours. Unlike with paler skin tones which can be overpowered by strong colours, bright pinks and oranges can look great with a darker complexion. If you’re feeling particularly daring, you could even give neon colours a go.

What to wear if you have a warm complexion…

Perhaps you have olive skin or are lucky enough to have a great tan. You may have dark eye colouring and chestnut or auburn hair. If this is the case then greens and khakis are the best colours to set off your skin tone. Often the more vivid colours can clash with your complexion rather than compliment it.

What to wear if you have a cool tone…

Women who are approaching a certain age in their life and perhaps have a grey colouring to their hair can often be seen to have a cool tone. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stick to neutral colours; pinks, lilacs and turquoises are perfectly suited to this type of tone.

Finding the right colour palette for you can really transform your wardrobe. You may find you discover colours which you didn’t think would suit you before and you may realise why some colours just weren’t working for you. So, have a think about which skin tone applies to you and follow our trusty guide for your next shopping trip!

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My Old Navy Summer Swim Style

June 14, 2012 by  
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Old Navy is a long time favorite of mine for its affordable fashions for all seasons…and I’m like a kid in a candy store whenever they run any of their sales… especially during the summer! Starting now, Old Navy has incredible summer deals going on now from June 14 through June 27, their always cute and flattering swimsuit styles starting at only $10!

Not only do I live in Florida but I have kids that love to go to the beach, so stocking up swimsuits and summer clothes is a special OldNavy outing for the whole family.  In fact, swimsuits are often incorporated into my attire and Old Navy has a ton of options that I regularly mix and match with outfits. And, with my Fourth of July BBQ around the corner, the Old Navy sale is perfectly timed! Check out some of my favorites below!

 
My top two Old Navy bathing suits  are sexy with the perfect amount of coverage (a mother must-have!). BONUS: If you have a day trip planned and don’t want to pack a change of clothes, the bathing suits can easily be paired with Old Navy shorts or a skirt and flip flops (I buy Old Navy flip flops by the bulk every year).

I also adore these two sexy bathing suits, particularly because they enable you to swap out the pieces with one another giving you an entirely different look.

For my boys I wanted to highlight the green and black board shorts.  Being a frugal mama I tend to only buy solid colored shorts so I can pair them with a variety of Old Navy tees.

Old Navy brings fashion fun to the whole family: from trendy threads to trusty basics, for newborns through adults, all at prices that are oh-so-right.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Old Navy via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Old Navy.

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June 13, 2009 by  
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