As you can see from a few of my last posts I’ve been rainbowing it up. Mostly because I took a look at my closet and noticed how LAME my color choices have been.
I did a little bit ( a-lotta-bit ) of research about color in fashion and how it affects you and your look etc. Here is a summarized version of my Research [insert sexy French/Russian accent].
Lesson 1: What about color?
Color IS the determining factor in evoking the mood of your clothing. Color brings you from “KoOky” to “Elegant" and sometimes has a sensible effect such as cooling you off on a hot summer’s night (especially here in Miami).
So BASICally you got your…
Basic Colors: BLACK- WHITE-BROWN-BEIGE-GREY-NAVY-BLUE
Subdued Tones: GREEN-WINE-TAUPE-RUSSET-MEDIUM BLUE
- BLACK - Absorbs Light, but great for your figure! Can also drain color from the face, accentuate wrinkling and sagging lines. BUT can be avoided by using color nearer to the face to liven it (accessorize).
- WHITE- Reflects light. Crisp, clean, fresh and as versatile as black. Accentuates curves, sometimes flattering,
- BROWN- Warm, subtle and UNDERRATED. Elegant & distinctive are words that come to mind. Combine with off white, beige, pastels (mint green, pale pink and blues). Looks best on blondes, redheads and chestnut manes.
- BEIGE- combines versatility of black and white, yet warmer. Can be worn at any time of season.
- GRAY/GREY-is as changeable as GRAY. Variations move through morning to midnight. Cons: Grey needs to be accessorized & Gray can look harsh.
- NAVY BLUE- A basic color due to its brightness and more flattering color to the face than black or grey. Kinder to the figure than white or beige. Can be worn year round.
- GREEN-WINE-TAUPE-RUSSET-MEDIUM BLUE: Makes for interesting fall and winter basics, good for accessorizing. These muted colors complement complexions and camouflauge faults. Definitely my favorite colors.
- PARFAIT PASTELS-Lime, Lemon, Orange, Rasberry, Lavender, Pale Pink and Blue= GREAT SUMMER BASICS!
Bottom Line: Color can bring a simple design, like an A-Line Dress (below), from A to Z.
Now imagine first if it were black. You might say its a formal, respectable something you might wear to a work event or yikes a funeral.
But now change it to red. Suddenly you are sexy, confident, (because RED definitely evokes confidence), and can now be a dress for drinks or a flirty night out.
If it were white, creme it may be fit for a wedding (if you hate the bride), or a pastel color for a spring party.
Etcetera, Etcetera, [insert color]! I think you know where I am going with this…