How to Pick the Best Clothing Colors for Your Skin Tone?

Best Clothing Colors for Your Skin Tone

Sometimes, getting clothes and building a wardrobe with colourful clothes can be a bit overwhelming for some people. However, it’s not as challenging as it seems. It’s true that fashion has no rules, and you can literally wear anything you like. However, identifying which colours best flatter your skin tone can help you look outstanding in the crowd.

If you’ve ever spent a bit of time choosing outfits, you’re likely to have asked yourself which colours look best on you – and which don’t do you any favours – at least once or twice. For those of you who have – you’re in luck.

This article will discuss how to choose the best clothing colors for your skin tone so that the next time when you’re picking an outfit, you don’t have to worry about anything.

Let’s start.

How To Find Your Skin Undertone?

How To Find Your Skin Undertone

If you want to wear clothes that flatter your skin, it’s important to know your skin undertones. There are three categories of skin undertones: Cool, Warm and Neutral.

Here’s how you can easily find out: 

  • Check what specific colours stand out in your skin. For warm-toned, your skin will have yellow, peach and gold tint. Cool-toned skin will have more pink, red or blue colours.
  • You can also look at your veins. So blue or purple veins mean you’re cool-toned, and if you have green veins, you’re warm-toned.
  • Check whether your eyes have golden flecks or blue-grey flecks. If you have brown or amber eyes with golden flecks, warm tones will look more flattering on you.
  • To determine your skin undertone, look at your natural hair. The cool tones will have ash or silver undertones, and warm tones will have yellow or red undertones.

Which Colours Will Look Best on Different Skin Complexions?

Now that you know what your skin undertone is, it’s time to understand which colours will look best on different skin complexions.

Light Skin Tones (Fair)

Light Skin Tones outfit

For skin tones that are fair and pale, you’ll want to seek out peach tones, teals, reds, blues and greens. These colours will blend well with your fair skin and accentuate it rather than drawing attention to it in a washed-out way.

In contrast, avoid blacks and whites because the contrast will do exactly what you don’t want and showcase just how pale your skin is.

Fair and Yellow-Undertone Skin Tones

Fair and Yellow-Undertone Skin Tones

If you have fair skin or yellow undertones, your best bet would be to go for pastel or neutral colours. Think lavender, pale yellow and beige.

Similarly to the above, try to avoid primary and bright colours. Also, darker colours like navy or black are unlikely to work well with your skin tone, as they can leave you looking a little washed out.

That said, you can easily remedy this with a radiance booster. In this sense, you might want to consider how makeup or accessories can help you to achieve that glowy look instead of relying just on clothes.

Medium Skin Tones (Olive or Tan)

Medium Skin Tones outfit

Most colours work well with this type of complexion, but warm colours are especially stunning. Opt for deep and rich colours, namely purple, olive green, and brown.

Although a little black or white might work for you personally, these colours generally don’t do wonders for medium skin tones.

In direct contrast to those with fair and yellow-undertone skin tones, avoid pastel colours at all costs.

Dark Skin Tones

Dark Skin Tones outfit

If you have a darker skin complexion, the chances are that most colours look good on you! So, it’s better to highlight the colours to avoid. Earthy tones and light pastels aren’t the most flattering – but dark colours, deep colours, bright colours, and fancy emerald greens and royal purples are perfect.

General Colours That Look Good on Everyone

The above is simply advice – so don’t take it as hard and fast rules that you must stick to. There is a wide range of colours that look good on everyone, and this includes, but is not limited to: red, purple, teal and light pink.

These four colours are said to be universally flattering. If you take a moment to have a look online, you’ll see that women with a range of complexions can be found modelling these colours – and they all look good whilst wearing them.

If you want to play it more on the safe side, consider going for an entirely neutral look – and then find an item in a bolder shade for that pop of colour. Don’t be afraid to try things on to see how it works for you. After all, style is unique – and the colour is undoubtedly an aspect of style – so it’s up to you to experiment!

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