It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into the second half of the year! It’s winter here in South Africa. The air may be chilled but we still get to experience the sun around mid-day hence any season is wedding season.
I had always wondered how it could be that I would copy an outfit out of a fashion magazine and it just didn’t work as well for me at all. Until I met the lovely Amanda Bosch, an image consultant based here in my hometown. I had invited her to speak at my pop-up boutique and I learned the most interesting thing: Your skin tone makes the difference. I learned the importance of choosing colours and variations of colours that compliment your skin tone. Up until that point all I knew was that you get fair, medium and dark skin but hey there’s more! There are variations of fair and dark referred to by image consultants as “warm” and “cool” skin tones and this is why Kerri Washington’s look in the latest edition of Glamour magazine may not necessarily work as well for me even though I perceive the colour of our skin to be somewhat similar. Light bulb moment! It’s all about the underlying tone. And of course I couldn’t wait to put this new found knowledge to the test in this jewel tone blue and green dress…
So ladies… before you start shopping for a new spring wardrobe, wedding clothes or other special occasion attire, it’s best to know how to choose colors that flatter your skin tone. Choosing the wrong color can make your skin and hair appear dull, while the right colors for your skin tone can make you look vibrant. These articles will help you determine your skin tone, then how to choose clothes, jewelry, makeup, and hair color that will make your complexion look bright and vibrant.
Bear in mind that the rules are not hard-set so don’t go clearing out your closet just yet. I believe there are always exceptions and ways to make it work.
About my look:
Dress – Zara; Shoes – Kitibella; Earrings – Woolworths
Till next time