Playing with Color
April 5, 2009
Some people are not confident about wearing bright colors. This is understandable, it’s hard to pull off a bright color when you are wearing a large amount of it in the form of a shirt or dress, and frankly, some people don’t look good in bright colors or have no clue what colors look best with their skin tone.
This outfit I created uses a grey backdrop to highlight the vivid, summery colors of the handbag and belt. The neutral grey of the outfit will tend to look better on warmer, browner skin tones; it would wash out my pale skin and blonde hair, for instance, but you could replace the grey with white, or light brown, or a darker grey. As a summer outfit, I shy away from black because black is quite a statement in itself, and also ruins the summery “aura” I was trying to create with the lighter colors.
Using a neutral background and adding a bright splash of color works with many different accessories, too, a bright green linen scarf, blue sandals, or even a bold statement necklace all achieve the desired effect
* As my long time readers know, just because I use or link to a more expensive piece of clothing or accessory, I’m often using it as an example, I’m not advocating buying that particular item. Items similar in style and color are easily found at a far cheaper price than some of the items that I link to, and I usually end up buying those less-expensive items myself.*