Guest Post: Dressing for Your Skin Tone

This is a guest post from Bethany!  You can find Bethany blogging at lilbitandnan and Sew Weekly.

As many skin complexion shades there are in this world, all of them still fall into two different categories: warm and cool. Knowing which skin tone you are will make it easier to dress yourself in colors that are complimentary rather than contrasting to your natural beauty. This will also help you with make-up and hair color as well. But, right now we are talking clothing. The quickest way to find out if you’re warm or cool is to take a look at the veins on your wrists while in natural light. If the color looks more green, then you are warm. If they are blue then you are cool. Sometimes we have both green and blue veins – just look for whatever you have the most of. Basically if white looks really good on you then you are most likely a cool tone, and if ivory/creme is more flattering to your skin, then you are a warm skin tone. 

What are warm and cool colors you ask?

Warmer and cooler colors

This guide is helpful when it comes to shopping for the right color of clothing.

Pantone always has a fashion color forecast for each season, Spring and Fall. This color guide can

help you find the “in” colors for your skin tone. I love Pantone.

Pantone, found here, for the Mr. Goodlookin’

This is a great reference to get your closet off to a great start since Spring started a month ago….Anyways, finding colors that compliment you is what makes you feel good. And if you keep putting on that one shirt/dress/outfit that you just love but every time you look in the mirror something seems off – it’s not your skin tone’s fault, it’s the color of the clothing not complimenting you.

-Bethany

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