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
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!
Memorial Day is the official start of summer…but are you ready? I’ve picked some of my favorite summer pieces under $100 from Yesstyle. Summer demands an ease and flow to outfits and these pieces will help get your summer started off on the right stylish foot without breaking bank.
This edgy maxi dress is perfect for summer nights with heels or sandals.
A one piece halter swimsuit can easily be worn as a LBD after a long day on the beach (a must have for vacation).
Toss the big floppy straw hat aside and try a more masculine straw fedora instead.
A cute jelly tote to carry all your beach needs is fun and practical!
Floral shorts will brighten your tees and tanks, but if you want to dress it up simply add a blazer and camisole.
A chunky nautical necklace screams summer!
A light weight striped sweater gives the perfect nautical vibe to any outfit and can be used all year round. Pair with floral shorts for a fun pattern mixing outfit.
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With summer around the corner and my weight loss efforts in full gear, I’m starting to get excited about trying different styles of stylish swimsuits. So far I’ve gotten a striped bikini and a pastel tankini but as the numbers on the scale go down my choice in swimsuits are getting a tad smaller! 🙂 Nothing too skimpy; just want to enjoy all the hard work I’ve put into losing the weight! In my last swimsuit post I covered the trends and patterns in bathing suits for women but this time I wanted to focus more on the fits and my favorite cover ups. Believe it or not, most of my swimsuit shopping is online and I’ve really lucked out with great selections and bargains. The
This tankini has the perfect balance of sexy and coverage. I love the open back and halter front. This one allows the best of both worlds – it’s not just a
A roll waste pant bikini bottom in a
While I’m definitely enjoying the fact that I can wear a two piece this year, I’m also a mom and need to have a one piece handy. This
My absolute favorite part of swimsuit shopping is picking out a cute beach cover up! Normally I would pick out something loose and comfy but I also love the idea of a
When it comes to bathing suits I need to have variety because they’re worn year round here in Florida. For the most part it’s nice to be able to strolll on the beach any time of the year, but it can be a bit exhausting thinking about being bathing suit ready ALL YEAR! With that in mind I treat my bathing suits like I do my clothes. I look for trends and fits that flatter, rather than the itsy bitsy bikini (although I do keep one handy for those days I’m feeling brave) and I also keep an eye out for pieces that can be mixed and matched. This year
Color Blocking: A trendy color block bikini with just the right amount of coverage! Tip: Tie a large bright scarf off your beach bag and later on you can use it as a shrug.
Classics: A navy bikini is always in style and a must have for mixing and macthing. Tip: When mix and matching swimsuit pieces opt for a solid bottom. It’s a lot easier to wear a printed top than bottom.
Retro: A floral print tankini is perfect for stylish moms on the go. Tip: Keep a cotton cardigan on hand if you plan on making it a whole day at the beach.
Stylish: A embellished one piece swimsuit screams glamour! It’s the bathing suit you take on your vacation and then sit by the pool and sip on a pina colada! 🙂
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