It’s Work Wardrobe Wednesday and today we are discussing one of my favorite topics… COLOR! Adding color to your work wardrobe can sometimes be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways to incorporate color without having to be so bold. The first step in this is identifying what colors look best on you.First things first, skin tone and undertones are two completely different things. One is the color of your skin, and the other is the subtle colors that lie beneath. Learning what these are and how to work with them to enhance your features has become somewhat of a science. I wanted to provide some guidelines and advice on how to determine this on your own. There are 3 different categories warm, cool, and neutral.
5 Tests to find out your skin undertones:
- Look at your wrist and determine what color your veins are. If they are green, you are warm toned and if they are more blue you are considered cool toned. If you think they fall in both categories, you may be neutral.
- What color jewelry looks better on you, gold or silver? Gold looks better on warm toned and silver on neutral.
- Put a piece of paper next to your cheek- does white or off-white look better? White is better on cool tones and off-white on warm tones.
- What colors do you normally get compliments on? This can really help if you are unsure.
- Do you tan or burn? Most of the time cool tones get burned.
Wow, it makes sense when you see something that looks great on a friend but you tried the same color and it didn’t have the same effect. Everyone has a power color and you can now easily find yours. Working this into your work wardrobe will become easier and you will look great! Having colors that compliment your skin tone can really enhance your features and make you look radiant. This not only applies to clothing and accessories but can work for makeup selection as well.
I had the opportunity to share this information and style the ladies of the TriCity Women’s Club. This event was sponsored by Dillard’s and I had such a great time working with this group of ladies to find their colors. When you determine what yours are, it’s like catching lightning in a bottle! Do you know your colors? Stay tuned for next weeks post on how to easily incorporate color for work.