What to wear? Itâ€™s a question that has plagued women for hundreds of years. It used to be simple back in the old days when women didn’t have a lot of choices. Just pop on a dress and you were good to go. Now, thereâ€™s too much to choose from, plus we have to keep up with theÂ â€˜hottest trendsâ€™ and styles too.
Whether you dress for comfort, or dress for style, there is still an element of getting dressed that some people ignore completely. AÂ lot of people donâ€™t seem to even considerÂ the idea of dressing to match your skin color and tone. Â While some colors look great on caucasian skin, other colors will make you look pale and dead. Alternatively, some colors really pop on darker skin tones. Â If youâ€™ve felt that youâ€™re look has been missing something or you just canâ€™t seem to make outfits sparkle, then it might be because of the choices you make when it comes to complementing your skin.
How to Find Out Your Tone
To do this, you need to go to a department store (or take this test) and apply small amounts of foundation to your face (whilst not wearing any already, obviously). Then, using a mirror, determine which one is best suited to your face. If you canâ€™t decide get a store assistant to help out. There are three types of tone: neutral, warm, and cool. If youâ€™re lucky and are neutral then stop reading this and go wear whatever you want! (Within reason!)
The main reason you will want to determine what tone you are is so you can wear the appropriate colors to match. This is obviously not an exact science, and because there are a wideÂ spectrum of colors available to us, you might find that you actually look good in something you shouldnâ€™t wear. You might have to do a trial and error test, if you find an anomaly. Here are the colors that look best with the different tones:
- Green (but on the yellow side of green, if you know what I mean).
- Green (but on the blue side of greenâ€¦)
When it comes to matching jewelry to your skin tone, you need to think of both the stone and the band.Â When it comes down to the stone you might want to think about getting a diamond, for example, made from the hair or ashes of a loved one and that way you have complete control over the color. Stone color works within the same rules as the clothing colors, if you canâ€™t decide what to go for. The metal bands, be it a necklace or a ring, have set rules too:
- Rose Gold
- White Silver
Some colors will just look great on you no matter what tone you have.
See the list below for ideas:
- Light Pink (Could call it Blush)
- A Rich Green (Like Emerald)
- Red (As long as itâ€™s not a brown red)
- A Black Purple (like the colour of Eggplant/Aubergine)