BEAUTY&FASHIONThere are days when nothing seems to go right.You look in the mirror and a dreary and drainedperson stares back. You shout at your kids,have a row with the hubby and reach office late,only to be irritated that you can’t find the presentation you have been working on for weeks.
BEAUTY&FASHIONYou figured you were having a bad day authority. If on the other hand, you arebecause you never got it together. wearing a dull grey or brown dress,Perhaps co-workers asked if you may feel more subdued oryou were feeling alright and Colors reserved.you just get more miserable have energy. The wrong Colors can also be usedas the day progressed. colors can make you look dull and to camouflage your body’s lifeless. The right colors make youDid you ever stop and imperfections or glow and let your true beauty shine andthink it may be the color hence brighten up your day by elevatingyou were wearing? your mood. When chosen correctly, colorsWearing the wrong can help you look vibrant and young.colors can do this to When you wear unflattering colors, theyyou. can make you appear sickly, old and tired. Just as it is with styles,Colors have energy. The don’t wear colors that arewrong colors can make you not flattering.look dull and lifeless. The rightcolors make you glow and let yourtrue beauty shine and hence brighten upyour day by elevating your mood. Whenchosen correctly, colors can help you lookvibrant and young. When you wearunflattering colors, they can make youappear sickly, old and tired. Just as it iswith styles, don’t wear colors that are notflattering.There are ways to incorporate your bestcolors into your wardrobe when the currentfashion colors dont suit you. The best wayis with accessories. When you wear dupattas,jewelry, belts ,ties and purses that are inyour colors, you will show personal styleand look great.Learn which colors and tones are the mostflattering for you before you make anypurchases.Colors have a remarkable affect highlight your assets. Wearing a darkpsychologically on our mood. Colors can neutral pair of pants or shalwar ,will helpaffect how you feel or how others perceive minimize a larger bottom. Or bring attentionyou. If you wear a pretty vibrant red suit, to a certain part of the body by wearing ayou will look energetic and have an air of lighter or brighter color. Dark colors recede
BEAUTY&FASHION better in deep colors or are lighter colors better on you? • Is your a p p e a r a n c e overwhelmed by bright shades or does your skin really come alive with brighter shades? Bright, clear coloring is found on women with a high contrast in hair, skin and eyes. If you areor absorb light, while light colors jump muted, you are fair and there is lessout or reflect light. contrast with hair, eye and skin color, andWhen wearing the right colors you will your coloring is softer and muted.naturally feel more confident. • Should you listen to others?If you think you already know your best Well,it is much wiser to listen to thecolors, it can’t hurt to re-assess them and reflection in the mirror.The good news issee if they are still pleasing on you. Your most people naturally select colors thatskin can become more sallow with age, appeal to them and also look good onand your natural hair color may change, them. Don’t let the fashion industry ortoo. It may be time to “tweak” your colors your mother’s favorite colors dictate youra bit. choices. Pick the colors you instinctivelyThe color-by-season theory is not an exact like!science, but it is a useful tool. Thesequestions will help you select your There are not always straight-forward‘seasonal’ colors: answers to these questions. Sometimes• The two main undertones that you can be a bit of two seasons. Forexist are cool undertones and warm instance, you can be primarily a “winter,”undertones-- or yellow- and blue-based. but also be able to successfully wear someWhich undertones match your natural of the summer shades that are deeper inskin tone the best? color. However, you may not be able to• The next thing to keep in mind wear the lighter “summer” muted shadeswhen selecting your complimentary without looking dull. In other words, it iscolors is the depth of the colors. How common to have some overlap.intense are the colors? Do you look
BEAUTY&FASHIONWhen trying to find your season and me, or are the cooler seasons (winter andcolor intensity, ask yourself while holding summer) more pleasing next to my face?up different colors (one with warm Also, to determine your colors, askundertones and another with cool yourself if bright colors or softer tones areundertones) next to your face: Do the better on you.warmer seasons (spring and autumn) suitHow to tell if you are a warm season -- autumn or spring?If your coloring is warm and clear, you coal grayare a spring. Springs have golden under- (for neu-tones and creamy white or peachy com- trals), hotplexions. They have strawberry blonde, pink, fuch-straw-colored hair, rosy cheeks and sia, purple,green or blue eyes. periwinkleSprings can wear warm and light colors blue, icysuch as salmon, coral, lime, light moss blue, puregreen, apricot, bright yellow, light aqua, white, clearlight gray, camel. or blue-redIf your coloring is warm and muted with and royaldeep, rich shades, you are an autumn. blue. Avoid oranges, medium brownsAutumns have yellow undertones and and camel.often are brunettes with brown eyes with If your coloring is cool and muted, yougolden flecks . are a summer. Summers have blue orAutumns do best with yellow under- pinkish undertones. They have pale,tones and rich, earthy colors such as pink skin and have natural blonde haircamel, most browns, golden yellow, or are brunettes with light eyes.moss green, olive, mustard yellow and Colors that are not overwhelming andterracotta. strong are best for summers. Pick pastels such as soft pinks, rose, light blue, peri-Are you a cool season -- winter or summer? winkle blue, soft white, grey, lavender, peachy pink, clear red, chocolate brown.If your coloring is cool and clear, you are Avoid black next to the face.a winter. Winters have blue or pink Finding your seasons can take someundertones with fair skin -- olive or dark. experimentation, but it is well worth it.Winters are often brunettes with dark Instead of impulsively buying clothes,eyes. Most African-Americans and youll know if a color is right before youAsians are in this category. The primary bring it home. Selecting your wardrobecolors and vibrant jewel tones are what in the right styles along with the rightwinters look best in: black, navy, char- colors will help you stand out.