(Original story published on Monday March 9th, 2015 on Slice.ca.)
When it comes to our wardrobe, we all have that list of colours we steer clear of (neon yellow? oh no), the colours we’re unsure about (does blush totally wash me out?) and the colours we depend on day after day (black, white, and some form of both).
To help easily identify the colours you should be wearing and get you out of your comfort zone, we’ve simplified the colour chart to show the safe hues for you, simply based on your skin tone. Complete with images of your fave celebs and examples of pieces that are bound to look great on you, we have everything you need to brighten up your wardrobe. Say goodbye to black and white, and hello to technicolour!
For those of us with fair skin, jewel tones are the way to go for saturated hues. An easy guide? If you’re blonde (like January Jones!)? Go with navy. A brunette? Go with ruby. A red head? Go with emerald.
Shop Jewel Tones
Try J.Crew’s Sleeveless Trench Jumpsuit (US $168).
Shop Pale Pastels
Try Shopbop’s Saylor Monica Dress ($259).
Try Club Monaco’s Greta Silk Dress ($199).
Try Ted Baker’s Acerola Mesh Panel Dress ($330).
Try Aritzia’s Wilfred Bossut Dress($185).
Try ASOS’s Vintage Midi SkateDress in Pleated Lurex with Open Back Detail ($141).
Try Topshop’s Lace Flippy Dress, (£100).
Try Zara’s Dress with Zip at the Front ($80).
Shop Icy Pastels
Try The Outnet’s See by Chloé Pleated Voile Dress (was $499, now $284).