It can be all too easy to stick to the same old neutral colours when it comes to planning our look – many of us find the thought of trying daring new colours a little daunting. However, if you know what colour palette works for your complexion and tone then there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with something a little different, and know you’ll look great!
If you’re lucky enough to still have a summer holiday planned for this year then it’s the perfect opportunity to try something different. Swimwear can be a great area to experiment with and there’s a great range of swimwear online at the moment. The unfamiliarity of a new place gives you free reign to try something new.
We’ve all been in that situation where we’ve tried on a dress that looks fantastic on the model but on us it just doesn’t look right. In the same way as you might not team your red leather handbag with your bright green summer dress, some colours can clash with our hair colour, complexion and even eye colour.
So, to take away some of the stress we’ve put together a failsafe guide to finding your perfect colour palette.
Three foolproof colours
There are certain colours which look great on the majority of skin tones and these are; teal, purple and navy, great for the autumnal months which are approaching. However, if you want to stand out, want to try a vibrant colour palette, or are still basking in the cheerful colours of the summer months then follow this handy guide.
What to wear if you have a light complexion…
If your skin is pale and translucent, if your hair colour is blonde or ash and your eyes are light grey or blue, then cool, pastel colours are the ones for you.
Opt for lilacs, light greens or even a striking aqua which will make the most of your features and enhance your skin tone. Try to avoid dark colours as these may give you a ‘washed out’ look.
What to wear if you have a dark skin tone…
If you have a rich, dark skin tone then you’re in the perfect position to try out some vibrant, striking colours. Unlike with paler skin tones which can be overpowered by strong colours, bright pinks and oranges can look great with a darker complexion. If you’re feeling particularly daring, you could even give neon colours a go.
What to wear if you have a warm complexion…
Perhaps you have olive skin or are lucky enough to have a great tan. You may have dark eye colouring and chestnut or auburn hair. If this is the case then greens and khakis are the best colours to set off your skin tone. Often the more vivid colours can clash with your complexion rather than compliment it.
What to wear if you have a cool tone…
Women who are approaching a certain age in their life and perhaps have a grey colouring to their hair can often be seen to have a cool tone. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stick to neutral colours; pinks, lilacs and turquoises are perfectly suited to this type of tone.
Finding the right colour palette for you can really transform your wardrobe. You may find you discover colours which you didn’t think would suit you before and you may realise why some colours just weren’t working for you. So, have a think about which skin tone applies to you and follow our trusty guide for your next shopping trip!
Even in a heat wave Olivia Palermo manages to look chic! I like that she paired her flirty dress with ballerina flats instead of sandals to keep the outfit polished. All of Olivia’s outfits are easy to wear whether day or night just like this one – simply swap out flats for sexy heels, swipe on some red lipstick and add a black blazer for cooler nights.
I never really paid much attention to Heidi Klum’s style; it always seemed either a bit boring or a bit over the top. That’s not the case with this outfit! I like the combo of the distressed shorts classed up a bit with a pretty blouse and finished off with casual sandals. Great outfit to take on vacation and just about anyone can wear it.
Stock up on some of my favorite stylish basics at Loft .com where select pieces are 50% off. They’ve got a great selection of striped blazers and sweaters that are adorable and we all know that stripes NEVER go out of style!. They are perfect for cool nights and to pair with lightweight tees and summer bottoms and I personally love to keep them on hand for layering in cooler seasons. Check out my favorites all under $50 below (including a cute pair of wedges) as well as the entire selection here. Sale is in stores and online using code WOW50.
Maxi dresses are a vital part of any woman’s stylish wardrobe, especially during the summer. The options are endless, but I have a weakness for a flowing white evening maxi dress (it has this boho goddess feel that just works!). Check out my favorite celeb looks and the dress for less.
I couldn’t just pick one celeb favorite but I did find one dress that was just gorgeous! The elaborate details on the evening dress make it look worth WAY more that just $120. What I particularly like about the dress is the detachable train that looks like something a modern day Stevie Nicks would wear on a red carpet.
Maxi Evening Dress- $120.99 at JJsHouse.com
There you have it two inspirations and one beautiful boho maxi dress now all you need is a pair of funky platforms, a clutch and you’re good to go!
I never ever pass up a good sale on swimsuits (especially classic modest styles)! Even if I don’t wear them now I stock up and save them for next time (but that rarely happens down here in FL). A lot of times what I do is wear a printed one piece under an off the shoulder tee for a beachy look or a bikini top under a strapless maxi for added support. And if the weather permits I’m ready for a stroll on the beach. Below are some classic nautical styles from J CREW that are 40% off now through Wednesday with free shipping and returns. TONS of cute options that will never go out of style. Check out my favorites below.
It’s that time of year again and looking stylish for the Fourth of July is super easy whether you’re going to a cookout, the beach or to watch some amazing fireworks! Check out some Fourth of July outfit ideas and affordable ways to recreate them.
Casual: How about red blouse and a striped skirt or shorts – a great look for a bbq and you could wear it all year round.
Chic: Headed out for the evening? A little white dress or beach cover up, red heels and a blue clutch will do the trick!
White Tunic - $24 at Topshop.com | Red Wedge Heels – $60 at Solesociety.com | Betsey Johnson Garden Cross Body Bag – $68 at Macys.com | Gold Link Choker - $18 at Missselfridge.com | Polka Dot Obi Belt - $25 at Etsy.com
DIY: Are you crafty and looking to really show off your American pride? Then try this super easy DIY American flag tutorial from blogger Sequin Crush click here for the tutorial. Super easy and cute for women’s jeans, cotton tote or a white tee.
Beach: Try a patriotic mani pedi liek the one below from OK Magazine (click here for step by step instructions), a navy swimsuit and a little white skirt for a sexy beach look that can be worn right through the night for the fireworks.
I have a serious addiction to sweaters! I’ve been living in florida for about 10 years and you’d think the heat would have cured my cravings, but nope! I love layering them with tanks and button downs or just leaving them open over a little dress or tee like Mila Kunis and Reese Witherspoon (these are perfect examples of how a little sweater can make getting dressed up that much more fun!).
During the winter I buy soft hoodies in solid colors that I wear with just about everything from skinny jeans and heels to booties and shorts. It’s when spring rolls around that I really go all out and believe it or not I wear them more during the summer because I’m always in AC and freezing! I buy cotton pullovers, knit shrugs and long loose fitting cardigans. To say I have too many sweaters is really an understatement. While I do look for bargains it really isn’t that important to me because I wear them to death and get my moneys worth so if I see one that I love I snap it up and don’t think twice. Check out some of my favorites below from Yesstlye and what to wear them with.
This Color Block Cardigan for only $38 is perfect over dresses or even as a coverup.
A edgy sleeveless sweatshirt like this one is easy to dress up with either a chic white pencil skirt or cut off shorts and heels. Faux leather Pullover - $45
How can you not love a sheer hoodie? Pair it with your sexy swimsuit or wear it over your favorite maxi. Sheer Hoodie – $25
An off the shoulder sweater in a bright color with brighten any of your summer favorites! Let your swimsuit peak out underneath for a sexy beachy look or try it over a striped mini for a nautical look. Off The Shoulder Sweater - $32
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With the summer heat comes humidity and if you have long hair then it also brings on the frizz. While I like my hair to have a slept in look, sometimes it just gets to be too much and I need to pull it up and away from my face. I clip it up and throw on big pretty earrings. It’s the one time of year where I style my hair up and I take total advantage of it by swapping out my studs and hoops for bold sparkly earrings. I look for style that is longer in length rather than width to elongate my neck and with the enormous amount of affordable styles available it’s super easy to splurge and get yourself a new pair for everyday of the week. Check out some of my favorites under $50.
1. Freya Chandelier Earrings - $48 at Emmastine.com | 2. Dijon Chandelier Earrings - $16.50 at Rickis.com | 3. Two Tone Bead Earrings - $32 at Macys.com | 4. Lava Deco Earrings – $32 at Baublebar.com | 5. Emperor Chandelier Earrings – $29 at Assecorize.com | 6. Chevron Earrings - $50 at Amritesingh.com
I don’t know about you but there’s no such thing as packing too many shoes for a a summer vacation – and with Yeswalker’s BOGO it’s kind of easy to get carried away! I like to pack a comfy pair, a pair for dressy looks, a laid back dressy look pair, and I always bring wedges to give me height without discomfort (and if I have the room a different colored flip flop for each day). Check out some cute options from Yeswalker below.
Open Toe Sandals – $42
Slingback Thin Sandals – $32
Cutout Sandals – $35
Rhinestone Thong Sandals – $50
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