The Result of Wearing Clothing Colors for Pale Skin and White Hair
Finding the clothing colors for pale skin can be different depending on your skin tone. When I say skin tone, I mean whether your undertones are warm or cool. Sometimes I think we get too caught up on the color itself, whereas I know that EVERY color has different shades.
Quote of the day: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart.
Since Lesley and I experimented with wearing colors that aren’t flattering on us this summer (my mom was recovering from her hip replacement surgery at the time), now we decided to showcase our “good” colors.
The result? I think you can see how these colors warm up my mom’s face and make her glow.
Make sure to see the different colors that Lesley and I wore for this theme.
See the different ways to wear your “bad” colors
The Secrets to Wearing Non Flattering Colors and Not Look Washed Out
Making Your Worst Color Look Terrific in Your Outfit
Charlotte Wearing Clothing Colors for Pale Skin
Jeans: Hue-thrifted ~~ Top: Clara SunWoo c/o ~~ Shoes: Jambu c/o ~~ Bracelet: thrifted ~~ Earrings: Amrita Singh ~~ Purse: Cruise Club~~Hat: thrifted
What Charlotte (and myself) have learned through our color analysis is our skintone is warm. And the fact, that my mom has such pale skin and white hair, her better colors are ones that have a peachy, yellow or golden tones.
In the past she felt that she could wear most colors and adjust her makeup. However, while makeup can help, I do think it’s much easier for my mom to stick with the better clothing colors for pale skin.
Funny thing is in the recent post where I mentioned her hat was black and washed her out was that she said the hat is really navy (which goes to show that it really doesn’t matter what the color is called, but how it looks). Even if it is navy, I think that shows that it’s not always the color that makes a difference, but also how light or dark the color is. When we are pale, the darker colors can be overpowering.
My mom states that her eyes are dark blue so she always thought that navy was flattering on her. In theory, I understand this thinking, yet our eye color is such a tiny part of our overall face appearance. Especially as we get older as our complexion wanes and our hair changes color, we could be better off reevaluating our best colors.
With the idea of wearing clothing colors for pale skin, the lighter colors tend to give my mom’s face a beautiful glow. She has such lovely porcelain skin and would have been the envy of everyone back in the early 1900’s.
I will be the first to admit, that I had a hard time telling the warm colors from the cool colors when we were first introduced to Your Color Style analysis. But it’s like anything, the more you study it, the easier it gets. And the woman that started Your Color Style, does have a free webinar talking about color analysis for grey hair women.
See the different online color analysis we have tried
The Pros and Cons of Online Color Analysis
This top was sent to us by Clara SunWoo which is an American made company. The funny thing is they sent us each items (which you can see in this Instagram post) yet didn’t allow us to pick out what we wanted. They chose the items for us. Wouldn’t you admit that they chose wonderfully for our coloring?
QUICK ASIDE: Clara SunWoo is offering a 10% discount until Saturday, October 24. Use code JODIE10. They have the neatest liquid leather jackets available for the season.
Let’s Talk Statement Accessories
I was so impressed that my mom purchased these earrings on a blowout sale from Amrita Singh. They are fun, swingy and a great color for her. When she first received them, she wasn’t sure she would wear them because they are a tad big. Yet that’s the perfect way to bring the focus to our faces.
And the perfect detail is they are the same color as the green in her top. Yet you can see how she wore this pair of earrings another time with a different color top.
Insider tip: I signed up for rewards from Amrita Singh. If you go through my link, you should receive a $10 coupon. Most companies have a reward program, so if you love the brand, look over their site for a tab (usually at the bottom of the page) that talks about rewards or loyalty program.
Our outing this day was a pumpkin festival. Obviously we took photos before we arrived at the event since there are no pumpkins in sight. I did this because I was afraid the sun would be setting by the time we got to the festival. However, I will include a couple of the festival photos in Lesley’s post, so keep your eyes peeled.
Since we would be walking quite a bit, my mom wore her Jambu sneakers from a couple of years ago. While I can’t link to this exact style anymore, I still have a Jambu discount code available. Use JSTYLE20, to get 20% off your purchase.
Your Best Color
When it comes right down to it, your best colors may fall into a category like autumn or bright, but I do think it’s important to remember a couple of facts no matter which category best flatters you.
1-Every color has a warm and cool version. Along with MANY different shades of it.
2-Even if someone told you certain colors are best/not good for you, remember it’s a subjective opinion.
3– Keeping your best colors at hand make life easier. You already have a step up when you choose your outfit since you know which colors will flatter you.
4- Trying to transition to “better” colors does not have to be expensive. That’s when second hand can be the best option. Thrift stores also tend to have more colors available because they aren’t locked into what manufacturers are producing.
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