Posted by Jalisa on Jun 01, 2015 under

Blouse: Cynthia Rowley (similar style on sale here) | Skirt: LuLu's (similar style on sale here) | Bracelet: Alexis Bittar (similar style here) | Purse: Michael Kors (on sale here) | Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar style on sale here) | Lip color: Milani's Violet Volt (on sale here)

Hello loves! 

When it comes to color, you already know that I'm all for it! However, I do understand for many it can be a little intimidating. Especially when it comes to what colors look best on different skin tones or which colors compliment each other and blend well in an outfit. It can be challenging, but once you become more comfortable and find what truly works for you, it's cake. I promise. 

A great way to test the waters is to add subtle pops of one color in your outfit. You can do so by starting off with a basic or neutral piece that's guaranteed to work well as a canvas, such as white. Think of it as a piece of paper and the subtle touches of color, a crayon. I love that analogy! I would suggest wearing the white piece in an area that you're most comfortable with because just as black tends to slim, white tends to highlight and creates visual weight, so you definitely want to keep that in mind. For example, if you're self-conscious about your midsection, but love your legs, I'd suggest wearing a white skirt or shorts. The second thing you can do when it comes to adding pops of color is to wear a piece that has a few colors within a print. It makes it so much easier to choose which color you want to stand out more in using your accessories, since you already know that the color looks great with the others in the piece. 

In the look I'm wearing, the top has some subtle pops of a purplish color. I wanted to bring it out more, since I felt it was getting a little lost in the dominant blue print. I chose to do so in 3 ways: my lip color, purse, and shoes. You don't need 3 accents, you can choose two or if you want it a little muted, just one. If you're just getting started with color, I'd suggest starting off with just 1 piece and then work your way up to 3 or even more if you begin to feel even bolder (I love it!). 

I hope you found these tips helpful! If you don't know which colors would look best on your skin tone, I highly suggest you watch my video, "The Best Colors to Wear for Your Skin & Hair Tone." I have a lot of tips and visuals I know will help make you feel more confident in experimenting with colors that would look phenomenal on you!

Thanks for stopping by!



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