The past several seasons I was all into printed pieces. Any print that is catchy to the eyes. But now when I open my closet, I am more overwhelmed than inspired to wear my prints. It came to a point where my wardrobe is totally imbalanced. Now I am on the quest to balance the prints out with simple, solid pieces.
Thankfully, this season I am seeing many beautiful solid pieces. It´s no longer about striking prints; rather it´s about colors and silhouttes. From earthy tones to bright, vivid colors such as orange, red and pink, all you have to do is choose the perfect shade of color that flatters your skintone. Not only are solid colored pieces easier to style, they´re also timeless. Irregardless of the trend, they will last.
Here are some colors that are worth your investment in 2020-2021.
1. The Nude
We call them nude, eathy tones, tonals, or beige, but this color actually varies from person to person depending on your skin color. Nude is probably off-white to some, beige to others, or brown to few. Nude color is something that almost looks like your skin color. Not entirely, but almost.
What I like about nude is how polished it looks. It´s the favorite color of many minimalists. It´s simple but also sophisticated, especially when worn with matching nude high heels.
2. The Orange
For a long time I had this belief that orange looks great only on people with fair skin. This belief led me to distance myself from this color. So I´ve never worn an orange dress or an orange top, but I do love my a couple of my orange bags. My skin color is light brown. Now my skin is fairer after living in central Europe for almost a decade now, but I still haven´t allowed myself to wear orange.
Of course all this are just in my head. I have told myself that orange doesn´t look good on me when I was young, when my skin was much darker, and my brain held on to this belief. On the contrary, many women with darker skin wear orange and they look amazing. Because the reality is it´s not much about the color than finding the right shade of color for our skin. So I guess I have some work to do in this area.
Orange do come in different shades so find the right shade that flatters you.
3. The Yellow
When mustard yellow became a trend many years back, I finally relented and bought myself a yellow pullover. I layered it with a dark-green vest and some blue and gray plaid scarf, teamed with some black jeggings, and finished off with brown suede boots. The result was fantastic. But I have to admit, that sweater was the only solid yellow in my wardrobe for a long while. The next yellow I bought were dresses. I have a solid yellow summer dress and a yellow lemon print dress. I love both dresses.
The thing is, it´s a challenging color to wear but if you find the right yellow for you, say a yellow dress, it can be the most powerful outfit you´ve ever worn. But to be honest, not many have the guts to take the risk. Just count how many yellow dresses celebrities wore as they walk down the red carpet.
If you´re finally ready to venture out of your comfort box and invest on a fierce yellow dress, remember that it´s not just all about the color. You also have to choose the yellow dress with the perfect style and silhoutte that will flatter your body shape.
4. The Red
When I was younger, my favorite color was blue. I still love blue to this day; but when I wore a red dress to a work-related cocktail party in my early twenties, I fell in love with the color eversince.
Red is very powerful, sexy and flattering. Any woman can wear red. If you´re not sure what shade of red flatters you best, visit a color consultant.
I tell you. If there´s an event you´re attending and you want to stand out, wear a red dress. Just make sure you´re not wearing red when attending a birthday party or any celebration party where you´re going to outshine the celebrant. Otherwise, savor the power of your red dress.
5. The Green
Now let´s talk about green. Green is a color that I was too scared to wear for most of my life. I feel that it looks boring on me or that it makes me look old.
But two summers ago I wanted to challenge this notion so I went ahead and bought a plaid print dress of green, white and black. I don´t wear it often but when I do, I`m not self-conscious. If anything, I enjoy wearing something that people aren´t expecting me to wear. They surely wouldn´t expect me to show up in a plaid green dress. Ha!
6. The Pink
Pink is a color that I love, especially the bright pink. Notice how the link color on this blog is fuschia pink? Yeah, that´s a nod to gorgeous pink.
I only figured that bright pink flatters me when my mother-in-law gifted me a pink sweater. It´s so gorgeous that whenever I wore it, it makes me feel fantastic and very ladylike.
I also noticed that pink makes the wearer look fresher and younger. But of course, this is only true of she´s wearing the right shade of pink. When buying something pink, I don´t just buy it because it´s pink. I want to give the color justice so I always pay attention to the design and details of the item – puff sleeves, bell sleeves, fit and flare or pleats?
There´s really no reason to look dull this fall and winter. Whether it´s red, green, yellow, orange or pink, you can always look bright in a color that you love. If not, keep it sophisticated with nude. Whatever color you choose, what´s important is you feel good wearing it.