We all have colors that look better on us than others. (That’s the idea behind color analysis, the process through which I help clients determine which are their most flattering colors.)
The reality is that sometimes we opt for a piece near our face that doesn’t really flatter us. We got it anyway because somehow the down side of the piece (it’s unflattering color) outweighed what we liked (price, style, silhouette—could be a number of things).
One way around that is super-simple: to add a scarf at the neck in a more flattering color.
That’s what we did yesterday in a client closet session. The client has really warm coloring and looks terrific in bright warm colors. But she’s taken a liking to burgundy, especially this year, when it seems burgundy is everywhere. And then we wanted to layer a burgundy sweater over a burgundy/gray/black top.
The burgundy just made her look less than fabulous. (Typically, the wrong color will make a person look tired, enervated, older—you get the idea.) The ivory makes her positively glow.
Easy solution and totally worth it. I even recommended that she look around for a few more ivory scarves to add to her collection.
How do you finesse the wrong color by your face?