What do you do when there is a colour you love but it doesn’t look the best on you?
My worst colour mistake ever was with the beautiful suit I bought (or better said my dear Dad bought for me), to wear to my daughters Christening. Lovely starched linen suit from a designer in Madrid. The colour cream. Teamed it up with a white tee. At the time thinking this to be very pretty.
Let me tell you every photo looks shocking. I look like a washed out ghost holding a cute package of pink and white (i.e: baby).
Needless to say I learnt my lesson the hard way and know now the tricks and tips necessary for styling tricky colours.
Keep reading to find out the secret to styling tricky colours.
The Secret to Styling Tricky Colours
This shade of salmon pink is one of my favourite colours but also a very tricky colour to style.
Tip #1 Hat
Adding a hat instantly makes an outfit more interesting – without the hat and my blonde hair the look is very washed out.
Tip #2 Same shade but darker
Note the shoes. I actually have exactly the same shade mules – surprisingly not a good look. Add a shade a little darker and the dress jumps out a little more.
The same tactic can be used for any light tricky colour. If your tricky colour is dark the opposite applies – you add a slightly lighter shade as an accessory such as shoes or hat.
Tip #3: Contrast
When wearing a tricky colour the easiest way ever to make it work is to team it up with accessories that are a total contrast. Hence here I’ve teamed the dress with black hat, belt, shoes and bag. The salmon dress gets a total new life with these accessories.
Which is your preferred look? The tone in tone or with contrasting accessories?
A close up of the bag. If you have been reading FufunnkyForty some time you’ll already know the story behind the bag so please excuse the repetition…
Atelier Avanzar – a bag label created by Margarita, a lovely woman from Ecuador now living in Switzerland. All of her bags are hand made in Ecuador by local women. There is also a special Avanzar foundation that has been set up and profits from the bags go to this foundation which supports sick children and women in need in Ecuador.
Dress c/o – Paradis des innocents
Bag – Atelier Avanzar
Sunglasses – Mango
Hats –Scotch & Soda and Essential Antwerp (old)
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