In addition to choosing the style of clothing that you want and the fabrics that you feel comfortable in, colour is an important factor to consider when shopping for clothes. This is especially true when the item you like the look of comes in multiple different shades! Of course, black is always a popular and fashionable choice, but what about when you want to incorporate some brighter colours into your wardrobe? Read on for some top tips on how to find the hues that best suit you and what the colours you wear can say about you.
Finding the colours that suit you
One of the best ways to figure out what sorts of colours will suit you is to think about your skin tone. Skin tone can be grouped into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral. As a rough guide, warm skin tones have a green or golden undertone, cool skin tones have a blush undertone, and neutral skin tones are somewhere in between. A quick way to test yours is by looking at the veins in your hands and wrists – if they look greenish, then you probably have warm skin, blue or purple likely means cool skin, and if you can’t decide, then you’re probably neutral. Once you’ve worked yours out, think about the following colour recommendations when next browsing our ladies plus size clothing:
- People with warm skin tones tend to look fantastic in similarly warm and bright colours, such as orange, gold, amber, red, olive, and rich greens, as well as some neutrals such as cream.
- People with cool skin tones tend to look amazing in colours such as blues, emeralds, purples, and pinks, as well as cooler neutrals such as charcoal.
- People with neutral skin tones tend to look phenomenal in all neutral colours, as well as soft shades such as jade, dusky pink, and mellow yellows.
Of course, don’t feel like you need to be restricted to only these suggestions – they are simply intended to be used as a guideline!
As well as thinking about which colours best suit your complexion, you might also want to think about what the shades you choose might be saying about your personality and how you can use them to your advantage:
- Red is a bold colour that can be seen as exciting, energetic, powerful, and passionate.
- Blue is a thoughtful colour associated with intelligence, trust, and tranquility.
- Green is connected with nature, so often evokes a feeling of peace and contentment.
- Purple was previously the colour of royalty, although now it’s more closely linked with creativity and spirituality.
- Yellow is a colour usually associated with cheerfulness and optimism.
- Brown generally gives an impression of reliability, rationality, and stability.
- Pink is a colour linked with femininity and romance, particularly if it’s a soft shade.
Go Black and White
Of course, you don’t have to opt for bright colours, you could always opt for the classy look of black and white clothing. Colours like these work with most outfits and accessories. White is most often associated with purity and innocence, while black is often seen as chic, glamorous, and powerful. Although if you are going to wear just black, it can be a good idea to add a pop of another colour, so you don’t look too mournful.