Friday, January 27, 2012

What is the big deal about color?

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic in our home. Sorry for a few quiet Fridays. 
Today, I want to begin talking about "Color".  NO, we cannot all wear the same colors of clothing (up by our face) and look terrific.  NO, not all of us should buy a "little black dress" for social occasions.  The fact is we don't all look good in black!!!

Let's begin by describing what features have an impact on how you look to others.  Your eye color, skin tone, and "natural" hair color must be considered.  Many Image Consultants use a similar system of categorizing women into color groups based on their eye, skin, and hair color.  The system I will be describing to you over the next few weeks was published in Shari Braendel's book "Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad". 

Today, I want to start with the "Light" color category.  Women who fit into this category are natural blondes or have white hair (due to aging).  Their skin tone is fair and eye color is light to medium.  Because their general coloring is light, they look the most radiant in light to medium shades of color.

Best colors:  pink, lavendar, turquoise, sapphire blue, white or ivory, navy, charcoal, light camel
Stay away from:  BLACK, dark colors, really bright colors  (these colors can overpower your natural coloring so that your outfit actually seems to walk into the room before you do)

What is really the big deal about wearing certain colors? 

Here it is--when you wear colors that compliment your dominant color characteristics, people notice how beautiful you are!  Your colors do not compete for the attention with your face, they compliment it.  The days you have gone to work, shopping, met a friend for lunch, gone to church,... and someone has commented on how nice you look, pay attention to what you are wearing.  More than likely, you are wearing a color that compliments your face-eyes, skin, & hair.   What about the day that someone asked you if you were feeling well?  That may have been a day that you were actually feeling pretty good but to the other person, you didn't look very well.  That was probably a day you were wearing a color that was not in your color palette.  (That has happened to me so I am guessing it may have happened to you too.)

Hope that helps a bit.  Next week, I will tackle another color category.

Remember, you were created by God to be beautiful!  Never forget how much He loves you!

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