When building your capsule wardrobe in 2017 the first question you should ask yourself is: what COLOR clothing should I buy?
Why is this important?
Because the color of your clothing items will determine if they match or not. If you have picked colors that match your clothing items will all work together: so you’ll need less clothing over all (saving time, money AND stress. Win win!)
Example: let’s say I’m shopping for a jacket. If my main colors are black, pink, and gold I choose a black jacket that means it will match my wardrobe. I can wear that black jacket with everything I own. If I buy a orange jacket however it probably will not match most of the pink (and I don’t want to mix black and orange) and thus I’ll own an orange jacket but never wear it. Simple, right?
So how do you pick your colors?!
First of all, wear what you LOVE. Period.
Secondly: you can identify your skin tone and pick a color palette for your capsule wardrobe based on your skin so that the colors you wear will make you glow, even on a PMSy day.
When curating your *perfect* capsule wardrobe, it’s important to choose colors that suit YOU. Your skin tone, hair color and eye color will all play into which colors look best on you.
The first step in identifying what colors to wear is figuring out your undertone.
Undertone: the shade of your skin that dictates what kinds of colors look good on you. The three options are cool, warm and neutral. There are three simple easy steps to identifying what undertone you have, seen below.
The key to unlocking your perfect color palette is your undertone. Part of drawing out your own natural beauty is working with what you’ve been given.
So let’s figure out your undertone!
How To Identify Your Undertone In Three Simple Steps:
(1) Consider what colors you naturally gravitate towards.
If your soul desires cools, such as cobalt or white, you may have a cool undertone; if you gravitate towards fuchsia and pumpkin, then you are more likely to have a warm undertone. If both look good on you (with some exceptions, obviously) then you may be neutral. Whether you prefer silver or gold jewelry also helps, because warm undertones girls usually prefer gold while cool-toned like — you guessed it! — silver.
(2) Check your veins.
If your veins appear blue, then you have cool undertones; if they appear green, you have warm. And if your veins appear to be both blue and green (like yours truly), then you have a neutral undertone.
(3) Try the white paper test.
In natural light, hold a piece of blank paper to your face; if your face appears to have a tinge of yellow/gold, then you have a warm undertone. If you face appears pink, then you have a cool undertone.
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