What Colors Should I Wear?
One of the most helpful things you can do when building a wardrobe is to create a color palette. This allows you to mix and match different pieces easily, and get the most bang for your wardrobe investment. Having a wardrobe color palette that's well thought out, can create tons of outfits, which makes getting dressed way easier.
Understanding the color wheel is crucial to what looks best on you and how to build and piece items together in your closet. Determining which colors work best with your skin tone, hair and eye color may seem complicated but no fear! We make it easy with our help guide to find the colors that bring out the best in you.
So, let's get started.
BEST COLORS TO WEAR IF YOU HAVE WARM-TONED SKIN
How to determine if you have warm-toned skin
If you have warm undertones, your skin will often feel like it has more golden, yellow or peachy tones to it. The easiest way to determine if you have warm-toned skin is to ask yourself the following questions: do you tan easily in the sun? Are your veins more greenish? Do you have dark hair and dark eyes? If the answers are yes, then, you might just be warm-toned.
You’re warmed toned if:
- Your skin is dark, olive or golden in tone.
- You have yellow skin undertones.
- You have darker hair (black, browns, auburn).
- You have dark brown, brown or hazel eyes.
Best colors to wear with warm undertones
BEST COLORS TO WEAR IF YOU HAVE COOL-TONED SKIN
How to determine if you have cool-toned skin
If you have cool undertones, your skin will lean toward shades of pink, red, or blue. The easiest way to determine if you have cool-toned skin is to take a look in the mirror. Are your eyes blue with fair skin? Yep. Do you burn easily in the sun? Yep. Do you have blue-ish veins rather than green? If so, then you’re likely a cool-toned beauty.
You’re cool-toned if:
- Your skin has pink undertones.
- You have blue or grey eyes.
- You have lighter hair (blonde, light brown).
- Your skin tone is fair.
Best colors to wear with cool undertones
Focus your attention on the cool end of the spectrum. Think: pastels, light blues, turquoise, cobalt, mint and grassy green tones, emerald, and lavender. Avoid palettes that are too orange or bright yellow—they’ll drown you.
BEST COLORS TO WEAR IF YOU HAVE DUAL-TONED SKIN
How to determine if you have neutral-toned skin
Those with neutral undertones will have difficulty distinguishing whether they are warm or cool based on the guidelines above because they’re typically a mix of both! Lucky you, most colors will look great on your skin tone.
You’re neutral-toned if:
- You have both warm and cool undertones.
- You burn in the sun or just barely.
- You can’t tell if your veins are green or blue.
Best colors to wear with neutral undertones
Having a mix of both warm-cool tones gives you have access to the entire spectrum—consider yourself lucky! Because your complexion is neutral you can pick just about any color.
COLORS THAT LOOK GREAT ON EVERYONE
When in doubt, reach for these four colors that look good on literally everyone. Why? They’re a perfect blend of warm and cool and will suit everyone’s skin tone beautifully.