Look Great With Colours Colours can make you feel good and
presentable. Proper colours not only enhance your beauty but
it also makes you feel great. Colour is probably the most
important element in the design of any product, service, institution
and your image. Colour choice reveals personality, distinguishes
work from pleasure, marks important events and makes you more
confident and focussed in life. Therefore you should learn
to enhance your personality and image by using proper colours.
Here are some tips so that you can wear colour to your advantage:
- If you are timid or shy, wear red
or strong colours and others will perceive you as more
assertive while you are still being you.
- When considering colour for business,
conservative is best - especially when meeting a new client
- don't overwhelm them. Avoid white except in shirts and
blouses for work.
- Beige and grey elicit a tailored
and professional image and are great colours to incorporate
into your outfit with prospective clients because you're
perceived as approachable.
- Choose a muted pastel as opposed
to pinks, baby blues and yellow in business apparel since
that is appropriate for office wear and looks decent.
- Black is best for formal attire as
in suits and for evening events.
- Navy makes everyone look good and
communicates individual authority. It's great for classic
suiting as well as sportswear. The maritime look has always
and will continue to always be in fashion.
- Red, green and blue in assorted tints
and shades are suitable for all occasions; however, straight
green is not appropriate for the work place. Try olive,
teal, or sage.
- If you love yellow, try shades or
tints of it such as gold and mustard.
- If you want to appear smaller incorporate
dark, cool and dull colours and textures. Dull textures
absorb the light like wool or cotton. Some very slimming
colours include black, navy, olive, violet, charcoal grey,
chocolate brown, plum, eggplant and burgundy.
- If you want an area to appear larger
choose light, bright and/or shiny colours and textures.
Shiny fabrics reflect light making an image appear larger.
- If you want to appear taller, wear
colours from the same colour family such as blue, navy
and teal. Otherwise known as a monochromatic colour scheme,
colour is wavelength and when wearing two different colours,
the eye has to stop briefly to adjust to the different
wavelength. When wearing colours from the same colour
family the eye doesn't have to adjust.
- Finally, when it comes to colour,
wear the colour that makes YOU feel good and suit you
(yes, when you are feeling blue - wear blue) and ones
you receive complements on. It may not be the best one
for your complexion but it is the best one for