The Best Colours to Wear for Your Skin Tone
As far as we've been told, finding the right colour for your skin tone is very difficult business. Articles ask us to compare our skin to a season—"Are you a spring or a winter?"—or even examine the colour of the veins on our wrist. But figuring out what's most flattering shouldn't have to be so complicated, right?
We wanted to cut through the nonsense and nail down the specific colours that will flatter everyone, so we broke things down by five general skin tones to make things as simple as possible. Below, you'll find our easy guide to complementing your skin tone so you'll never be caught wearing the wrong colour again. As an added bonus, it comes complete with shopping options to help you dress your best—totally hassle-free. Ready to check it all out? Read on for our guide to which colour is best for your skin tone.
Bold colors like Claire Most's cobalt blue sweater look incredible against dark skin.
Pastel colors like Kellie Brown's light yellow jacket stand out against a darker complexion.
Ruby red has never looked better. Pair with deep red for extra style points.
Khaki and olive green both look incredible on your skin tone, and considering utility styles are currently trending, this is just one more reason to opt for the color.
Bright pink, though often a hard sell for some, couldn't look better against your skin tone.
Medium skin tones can pull off most types of metallic, ranging from silver to copper, like these standout gold pants.
If your skin tone is in the medium range, consider wearing dove gray. If you've got lighter skin, opt for a charcoal gray, and if you've got darker skin, a very pale gray will look best.
Not many can wear highlighter-worthy hues, but as Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert proved in this skirt set, medium-skinned ladies have got this look in the bag.
A pastel color with just enough pigment, like on this teddy coat, looks gorgeous against pale skin. Our advice? Pair it with a red lip for a pop of color.
The classic tan color on Caroline Daur's shearling coat creates an appealing contrast with her fair skin.
This pale shade of green is just light enough to complement your fair skin well. Freshen up the look for spring by wearing a seafoam green piece with white ankle boots.
Millennial Pink is a term we've all come to use for this particular pale shade of blush. Thankfully, the color is easily found on so many stylish pieces and looks amazing on fair skin tones.
Yes, that's right. The It color of the season was tailor-made for fair skin, so feel free to shop all those pretty lavender pieces to your heart's content.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.