How many times do you really focus on this question – “Does this color look good on me”?
Analysing the colors you choose to wear in your hair, makeup, clothing and accessories is a key element for your appearance to give off its best. If you choose to wear colors that are not in synchronization with your personal coloring i.e. your hair, skin, eye and lip color, you could be making yourself look uninteresting and dull. Overall it may create an Image that is not aligned to or is opposite of WHO you are!
Did you ever notice that the color you wear affects not only your mood but also how people communicate with you? What many people don’t know is that there is a science to the psychology of color. Particularly in fashion. The colors that you wear, whether color blocked or monochrome, defines your personality to a great extent.
When business leaders dress in darker hues they choose to demonstrate authority. Whereas the same person appears to be accessible and approachable at a club in lighter/ softer hues.
It is all related to what percentage of ensemble comprises of which particular hue. Even a matched business suit with a little switch of a tie or a shirt can change the overall communication, without you uttering a single word.
Now that you are aware of this, you will notice how certain colors can help you achieve your goals. It’s very important to tailor the color of your clothes to certain mood, events, occasion that you will be attending. First, make sure to know which colors look good on you and what image you would like to depict. Then from there, decide which color is best match for you for that day.
Let me guide you through key color components:
Wardrobe neutrals – Wardrobe neutrals colors are your building blocks of your ensemble and wardrobe. They are brown, black, beige or grey. Without a neutral, “You have nearly nothing to wear”. Start by choosing one core color. You should have pants, jackets and dresses in your two foundational colors and these garments should be your best fit and as minimalistic as possible with no embellishments.
Accent Colors – They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple. Start by choosing 2-3 accent colors you love and begin to purchase sweaters, shirts, t-shirts, jackets etc. Focus on purchasing them in different collars and sleeve lengths. This will enable you to have multiple wardrobe combinations. Fight the urge to purchase one garment silhouette in all your accent colors.
Accessories– the icing on your cake or the final piece that will pull your whole look together. Accessories show the world your style personality- HAVE FUN with them! Focus first on creating your shoe wardrobe that supports your foundational colors. Then add an accessory in your accent color for example a bag, shoe, belt, scarf or tie, pocket square.
If you are planning to design a new wardrobe altogether, keep patterns and embellishments to a minimum to increase the versatility of the piece… Once you have a strong collection of your core and accent colors in your wardrobe you can begin to experiment with patterns and unique design details.
And of you want to do addition deletion your existing wardrobe, resist the urge to eliminate all the colors pieces that are unflattering for your coloring. As items expire replace them with colors in your palette. Wear the color as far away from your face as possible. If a jacket is not your color add one of your accent colors under it or pop on an accessory in your colors.
I hope that this helped! So the next time you want to take control of your image, remember that colors play a big part in how you are approached and how you want to be portrayed.
If you want your personal colors revealed. Contact us today to put color at to work for you!