People often don’t understand how to highlight their natural beauty through color to enhance their appearance. When you wear colors that accentuate your personal coloring, which is nature’s gift, you will feel more confident, and you will know that you look awesome! Follow these five secrets to look younger, thinner and more vibrant and present the best version of yourself!
o Explore your personal seasonal coloring
Each person’s natural personal coloring will fall into one of the twelve seasonal color palettes. Your hair and eye color, and your skin tone determine your particular palette. The twelve color palettes are categorized by warm, cool and neutral shades. Wearing your harmonious colors is the most important thing you can do to enhance your physical appearance.
o Build a wardrobe with ease
Once you understand your best color tones, it is easy for women to shop for clothes, make-up and accessories. For men it is critical that they understand what to wear to complement their skin complexion, saving time when buying suits, shirts and ties. Utilizing your personal color palette will save you time and money because you will no longer purchase colors that do not compliment you, and create more versatility in your wardrobe.
o Look younger, thinner and more vibrant
When you wear the color tones that accentuate your natural coloring you will look younger as your skin imperfections are minimized, your skin appears more luminous and you look more slender. You look healthier because your eye color is intensified, and your hair color more radiant. If you wear the wrong colors, the opposite illusions become apparent and you notice the flaws and wrinkles on your skin. Your eyes and teeth appear duller and your skin tone can look pale and sallow.
o Combine colors to create contrast
Color analysis also takes into consideration your personal color value. When you look at a black and white photograph, you can determine your value contrast. When you dress you want to combine colors that are balanced with your natural colors so that people notice your face, which is your communication center. When one wears the wrong amount of contrast in their clothing, the clothes wear the person and the person becomes invisible.
o Express your personality in color
By wearing colors that are in harmony with your personality and which express who you are, you will feel more at home and confident in your wardrobe. If you are a soft, caring individual, you may feel more authentic in wearing softer, more muted tones in your palette. Those of you with more dynamic, outgoing personalities will feel more comfortable in bold, brighter colors. Expressing who you are through color is very important as this truly conveys who you are from the inside out. Apply these five secrets to look your best and boost your confidence. Start wearing your best colors and enjoy all the new compliments you receive on your appearance!
Sarah Hathorn is a certified image consultant, speaker, and corporate image advisor. Illustra Image Consulting works with individual men and women who wish to update their fashion and professional presence. The company also provides corporate image services to organizations that wish to enhance their corporate brand within the marketplace.
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