Colour It Right
The clocks have gone forward and we are hopefully just beginning to enjoy the lighter evenings and warmer temperatures – at last!
My FCS event fashion calendar started on Sunday 22nd April at GLAM Colchester. My models rocked the catwalk, and the sold out event was full of fashion, beauty and lots of fun all day long!
May is a very busy month, planning SFS18, forthcoming fashion event projects, and so much more.
However, it begins as my role as a Show Host for a Charity Fashion Event; Fashion Fusion on Friday May 4th at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. I am thoroughly looking forward to this role for the 2nd year running.
This Month, I would like to share with you the art of colour in fashion.
Understanding Colours is key
The natural order of colour is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. This is the easiest way to understand how different colours work together, in turn, ensuring your outfits are perfectly matched.
DO YOU WEAR COLOUR - OR DOES COLOUR WEAR YOU?
The colours you wear say a lot about you. They may indicate your mood, your style or your attitude. You probably have colours in your wardrobe that are more festive, serious, playful or business like.
The colours you wear, the way colours blends with each other, and the way colours blend with your skin tone or complexion is important to building your versatile wardrobe. Colour makes the initial impact, a flash of colour is like a breath of fresh air.
Find out what colours work best for you.
Shopping for clothes becomes much easier, giving you a greater selection for putting outfits together.
In the Fashion industry, there are buzzwords for colour matching
“ warm undertones” “cool undertones”…the understanding is this…..
Our skin’s surface tone is the colour you’d describe yourself as having (ivory, light, medium, tan, dark, etc.) Your skin’s undertone is the colour underneath the surface.
We've started with the basics to help you better understand how to create chic colour combinations that suit you.
You have a light delicate look, soft and warm. Your depth of colouring is light, choose a darker tone and contrast with a light apricot colour to complement.
Medium/Cool/ Strawberry Blonde/Auburn/Brown
You have a warm and golden look, with soft colouring and the undertone will be warm and cool. When wearing your neutral colours balance them with lighter shades.
Neutral/Warm/Cool/Deep Olive skinned/Dark Skinned
From porcelain to black, including all the shades in between. You have a dark and strong look, and the undertone will be cool. Bold colours bring out the best in your undertone.
A high contrast skin tone is where the skin tone is light or dark and the hair colour is black or dark brown. Both of these men have light or dark skin tones and darker hair.
Those with brown skin tones and black hair or tanned skin tones and medium brown hair are generally considered to have medium contrast. Those with medium contrast have the most leeway when picking colours to wear; however, they should still be careful to pick colours that, when combined, will have some 'pop' to them.
Men with low contrast or muted tones are those with lighter skin tones and lighter hair colour. Those with muted tones are at risk of something you have probably heard bandied around before: being 'washed out'.