The Fundamentals to Styling Warm Skin Tone Clothes Colors
Why should you worry about the fundamentals of styling warm skin tone clothes colors? Because I believe that we notice color before anything else. Granted if you have cool or neutral skin tones, then you will be concentrating on other shades of colors, but you can still benefit from the fundamentals.
Quote of the day: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa
As usual, I will take a quote that I love and make it appropriate for the idea of the post. Yet, while Mother Teresa did not have clothing or style in mind when she said this, she did realize that the small things can make a difference.
Wearing colors that look good on us CAN make such a difference. I always figure that since we have to put on clothes, why not choose the ones that make you look better? And it does become easier when you weed out the colors that overpower you or look drab on you. Make sure to see how it can work for pale skin too. Along with darker skin.
Jodie’s Warm Skin Tone Clothes Colors
Pants: ~~ Top: J.Crew-thrifted ~~ Shoes: Converse -thrifted ~~ Bracelet: Alison & Aubrey c/o ~~ Belt: ~~ Purse: Amazon~~Hat: Nordstrom Rack
So let me just start out with the fundamentals of making your closet work easier for you when talking about warm skin tone clothes colors or whatever your skin tone happens to be.
1-Concentrate on the upper half of your body
2-Make sure your glasses, hair and hat colors also work
3-Research and ask friends if you’re not sure
The Upper Half
Now the best part about concentrating on the upper half of your body is you don’t even need to worry about that “question”. You know, that question that every man fears. “Honey, does this make my butt look big?” That question.
Because in the real scheme of life when we are doing the things that are important to us like being social, the bottom half hardly makes a difference. Seriously, when you think back to the last visit with _____(you fill in the blank), do you even remember what pants they were wearing?? Most likely you just remember their top half. (If you even remember at all). Like Maya Angelou says, it’s how they make you feel that sticks with you.
So concentrate on the color for your top half more than you do the bottom half. Wearing a color that is flattering on your face not only makes you feel better, but because you look and feel better, it will carry over to the person you are with.
Now Don’t Forget the Small Things
Your top is front and center, but there are other small things that can weigh into this recipe of warm skin tone clothes colors. Our hair, our glasses (if you wear them), the hat and even your makeup can contribute to that overall “glow.”
I shared the advice from many of you about the grey hair transition. While many struggle with the idea of looking older with grey hair, it can also cause concerns of changing their overall complexion coloring. Yet, I also think it’s important that if we are coloring our hair, that it blends in with our skin tone.
Another small detail like glasses is basically a face accessory. They are front and center so always opting for the “safe” colors may be doing you no favors. Besides, with all of the wonderful online prescription glasses options now, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to invest in a couple of different color frames.
Interested in which online glasses companies are best? Here are a few
There are Many Options for Buying your Eye Prescription Online Glasses
Insider tip: Your Color Style has a free webinar about Color Analysis for Grey hair if you’re interested.
I realize that hats are not as widely worn everywhere. But if you have a couple and pull them out occasionally, make sure they are wonderful colors for your complexion. The selection of hats is so much more extensive now with online shopping.
What happens if you buy one and realize it’s a terrible color for you??
1-Give it to a friend that does look great in that color
2– Change the color of it (I’ve never done this myself, but I keep meaning to) Here is one article I read about the painting of hats. And here’s how you could dye a knit hat.
3– Donate it to a second hand store. And while you’re there, look for one that IS your color.
So How Do You Know “Your” Colors
By this time in our lives, I bet we know some colors that look better on us than others. But there’s more to knowing that “I look good in pink.” Because not every pink is created equally.
While I love the idea of being told which colors I can and should wear (like we discovered in this post), I do think that learning the process ourselves is even better. It’s more work to learn the basics, but it’s like the quote “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
When we are told we should wear only the colors on a color fan, it can be limiting. There are so many MORE colors in this universe.
Therefore, I believe we should learn what constitutes our colors. Obviously, since the name of this post is the fundamentals of warm skin tone clothes colors, I am a warm tone. There are cool tones and neutral tones also. Then on top of that, you need to take into account how intense that color is also.
Overwhelming?? Of course it is. Just like anything when you first start. But asking friends or taking a course can be just the ticket. How did I learn? I have been learning (I’m still not a master by any means), in Your Color Style. Being in the FB group is so helpful to hear and see others discussing it. I bet it’s taken me a good year to figure out if a color is warm or cool, but isn’t learning new skills good for our brain?
So I haven’t talked at all about my outfit in this post. Here it is in a nutshell.
Hat-Bought from Nordstrom Rack with my rewards points for signing up for a Nordstrom charge card? Why did I sign up for the card? So I could try out the Trunk Club for no fee.
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Top-This was a purchase from Poshmark. When it came, it gaped around the armholes, so I altered it.
Need tips on how to shop on Poshmark?? I wrote a post on it.
Belt Bag– I am a huge fan of the belt bags now that we are out exploring many times a month. Notice that I changed out the belt. The original belt that came with the bag is brown and I wanted to add in the leopard print.
Sneakers-These Converse sneakers are secondhand. If you’ve ever worn Converse sneakers, they don’t have much support. (Much? Heck, they don’t have any support. So I wear my orthodics with them). And since my orthodics are plastic, it SO much more comfy, when I also have on my Sheec socks. I used to try this barefoot until I found these no show socks that really stay put.
Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.
My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?
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