I am someone who is addicted to black. It’s a colour that I end up picking out all the time. I feel comfortable, confident and chic in black. But over the past few days, I was just going through my wardrobe and realised that I have a lot of black in my wardrobe. Black has a lot of benefits, it makes you look slimmer, and it’s versatile, matches well with other colours, it perfect for any time of the day, you can jazz up the colour easily and more. But however flattering the colour maybe for many people, I believe it’s important to have some colour in your wardrobe and break the monotone of black from our life.
I am not banning you all from black. But there is something such as too much of a good thing. Many times people also term as black as boring or dull, especially when you wear it all the time. Adding colour to your wardrobe can get tricky at times. It is important to know which colour can work for your skin and then play with tones and create lots of new outfits. Colour is one of the elements which can instantly style up your look. But when picking out a colour its best to understand your skin tone to see what suits you the best.
If you have a warm skin tone i.e. you have greenish, yellowish or light brown skin then you should go for warm colours like olive, coral, honey, and beige. If you have a cool skin tone i.e. you have pink, blue or rosy skin then you should go for cool colours like lavender, grey, blue or rose. If you have a neutral skin with pale or grey shades, then you should wear colours like jade, red, white and medium blue. But there are some colours which look great on every skin tone. These include colours like teal, blush pink, dark purple, marsala and pure white.
When incorporating colour in your outfit, it is important to balance it out.
Here, I wanted my dress to be a statement piece, so I made sure the rest of my outfit was muted. I paired the wine hued dress with strappy black heels and a black bag. I also matched my lipstick to my outfit, rather than opting for a bright colour and keep the rest of my makeup simple with beachy waves.
I believe it’s important for us to experiment more with colours in our wardrobe, especially in corporate world. Sometimes, our work wardrobe is filled with boring neutrals like black, brown or navy blue. When working with people I’ve mostly seen that they have a monotone of one colour or lots of outfits in the same colour. But when we wear bright colours people remember us more than when we were the regular black. Incorporate some colour in your work wear by wearing a brightly coloured jacket with your formal black dress; offset your staple outfit by making the accessories the star by wearing bright-hued heels or a bag, step out in bright bottoms. Colour blocking is a new trend, use this technique by using black and shades of blue.
- Mauve Dress: Cos Stores
- Accessory: Marks & Spencer
- Bag: Zara
Your black’s have a special place in your wardrobe but don’t be afraid to experiment with a little colour.
Let’s get bold.