Selecting the right summer clothing colours can (for some) be a catwalk to disaster! One of the most misleading factors is that typical summer shades are not actually suitable at all for our summer skin, subsequently proving to do anything but flatter our healthy summer glow.
Choosing the Most Flattering Summer Clothing Colours
We’ve all stopped and admired those enviable images of carefully curated white outfits and straw beach bags, which always manage to leave a cool and collected impression. In reality, finding the right summer clothing colours is a different game. If you are sick and tired of buying up “on-trend” summer pieces that just don’t seem to suit you well or if you want to find the perfect shade to colour correct your skin then you need to learn which clothing colours to avoid in the summer and which to wear! Below is a list of summer clothing colours to avoid – learn how to disguise redness and enhance a summer tan.
Summer Clothing Colours to Avoid Wearing
This is where we come to the double-sided sword. While the aforementioned colours serve as very popular choices for summer clothing, they are in fact the worst shades to choose if you want to embrace that radiant summer glow and envied complexion. If you have taken an online colour analysis consultation with me then you may be aware that the tones listed above are warm colours and therefore work by further drawing unwanted attention to warm undertones in the skin, such as red/pink/yellow undertones. If you find yourself constantly battling to obtain golden, tanned skin and instead find yourself with pink or red looking skin even though you don’t have sunburn, reconsider the clothing colours you are wearing.
Quick Colour Test:
Take a garment in one of the colours listed above (from the list of colours NOT to wear in the summer) and then take a garment in a colour listed below (the colours TO wear in the summer). Hold each garment against your skin and observe how your skin tone changes against each colour. The summer clothing colours to avoid will show up the pink undertones in your skin, whereas the cool, more flattering tones will flatter your skin tone, giving you a tanned appearance rather than sunburnt. The difference in your skin’s appearance will amaze you. The same rule applies during other times of the year as well, such as when you have a breakout and want to calm down your complexion.
Summer Clothing Colours to Wear in the Summer
- Lime Green
These colours are cool colours, apart from white which is actually a warm colour but on some skin tones can work as an “anti-redness” neutral tone. No matter what kind of skin tone you have, these cool colours will lessen the appearance of red, pink and yellow undertones in the skin. They will also give your skin a cooler and clearer complexion.
Other Tips on Choosing Summer Colours
On the other hand, during the winter months when your want to add a little colour to your cheeks and install a peachy glow into your pale, winter skin then don’t be afraid to try out wearing warmer tones, as these will add life to your skin in the colder months.
Jewellery: When wearing jewellery over the summer period, gold will act as a warm shade and silver is the cool tone. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of redness, opt for silver jewellery instead. To warm up your complexion go for gold!