What Color Suits Your Skin Tone?

The world can never have too much…….Fashion! Now, it’s definitely Winter and there’s a lot of trends out there. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what colors, prints, and what ensembles fit you best. I get it, I am the same exact way. Don’t worry though, that’s why I’m here! 🙂

Let me start off by saying that we’re all different. There are different skin tones, body types, and styles. So my advice may not suit everyone, this is just from experience and personal observation in many fashion magazines, runways, personal experience, etc.

Now, what colors suit who and how to wear it?

Dita Von Teese in a midnight blue dress courtesy of Pinterest.

Dita Von Teese in a midnight blue dress courtesy of Pinterest.

When I look at fashion editorials, photoshoots, and blogs, I notice the trends between women of fair skin color. Ladies, you are LUCKY. You’re able to wear almost any color possible! Seriously, you can. The only issue you have is getting washed out. My advice to you: don’t wear any dress or monochrome outfit that’s close to your tone, you’ll get washed out. You tend to look fabulous in black, fire truck red, midnight blue, teal, barbie pink basically really bright bold colors.

Eva Longoria rocking the salmon color at the 2005 Emmys courtesy of Pinterest.

Eva Longoria rocking the salmon color at the 2005 Emmys courtesy of Pinterest.

Women with olive skin (like me!), you have to be a little more careful. We’re able to still wear a good amount of color, but not everything suits us! We can wear similar colors as our fair skin girls, except a couple shades darker (for some colors). For example, we can try a fire truck red, it might work, but I prefer more of a crimson red. I think it looks better, for me at least. We totally rock yellow, white, orange, pastels, etc. These colors really compliment our skin tone.

Kelly Rowland in black at the UK Glamour 'Women of the Year' Awards courtesy of Pinterest

Kelly Rowland in black at the UK Glamour ‘Women of the Year’ Awards courtesy of Pinterest

Now my ladies with dark skin, you can definitely wear color, but it can’t be too bold. You want color that makes your skin radiant. I am jealous that you can rock white better than the rest of us! You also look very good in black and navy blue as well. Red, yellow and nude colors also looks amazing!

I hope this helps. I’m not sure how well I wrote this, but if I were you, I’d google a celebrity with a similar skin tone as you. I, for example, look to Jennifer Lopez. My skin tone is closer to hers, so I look at what colors look good on her. DO NOT LOOK AT CELEBRITIES YOU LIKE, IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK! I would know…For example, I LOVE Lana Del Rey, but she’s white. I won’t look good in some outfits she rocks. It’s a given. Also, her body is probably a lot different than mine too. If you want to compare your body to someone else’s, pick someone realistic.

Rihanna in red at the 2013 Grammys courtesy of Pinterest

Rihanna in red at the 2013 Grammys courtesy of Pinterest

Some colors are universal for all skin types. It’s a given. However, don’t be scared to try something new. Like I said before,  this post is based on personal observation. You be the judge. But remember, if you feel good in what you’re wearing, that’s all that matters! Have a great weekend!

Martha Michelle xoxo

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