Back in April, during our weekly TME call, Shana was giving us a peek of the first drop of this summer’s Voloshin x The Mom Edit Collection. I leaned closer to my laptop, excited to see.
First, it was the Bliss Bow-Shoulder Top in two colors: black and white. I loved it, but to be honest, I wasn’t too excited about the colors. Black is now a small part of my closet, almost non-existent in summer. Don’t kill me, black clothing lovers!!! I’m looking at you, Shana. And white clothing has to be the right shade to avoid looking washed out.
Coral: A Must-Have Color & How To Style It
But then…my laptop screen lit up, and the stunning Lulu Maxi Dress in pink coral met my eyes. My lips curled upwards with a satisfying smile. “Finally, some color!” I think.
And not only that, a universal color.
Coral Pink, Color Theory & Skin Tone
During my color training last year, I learned about some colors that flatter a majority of people. I’m very passionate about finding the perfect color palette for each person, but I love knowing some colors will work for most.
You’ve heard about cool and warm undertones, haven’t you?. The truth is, a lot of people are somewhere in the middle, the so-called neutral. But that’s not news to you; something you won’t catch too often in those, How To Determine Your Skin Undertone articles is that even neutral people have either a more blue or yellow undertone without going to the extremes.
The biggest lie is that people with neutral undertones look great in all the colors. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Coral Pink: For A Universal Color For Most Complexions
So, coral pink is an in-between pink with the perfect hint of yellow to add a little warmth. It will be stunning for you if you are warm and ideal if you are those in-between people.
Sadly not so great if you’re super-cool — meaning you can’t tolerate anything slightly warm. It’s a small percent, but I once had a client who was exactly like it. She mentioned how she loved the color, but every time she tried it, something felt off. You can make it work if you love the color, though; wait for some ideas at the end.
The second key characteristic to know about your complexion is how soft or bright you are. Sometimes the color is right but could be too intense or muted for you.
My complexion is neutral warm, but super-saturated lighter colors drag me down. I was worried the color could be too intense, and while it does have a brightness to it, the cloud-like cotton — which seriously is so soft I never want to take it off — adds enough softness to make it work. That’s something I teach my clients with softer qualities. Fabric can make some colors work for you.
Important note: If your complexion looks best with brighter colors, please follow the washing instructions to a T to keep the color as saturated as possible.
The Voloshin Lulu Maxi Dress In Coral
I think Shana and Amy knocked it out of the park with this dress. The cloud-like material is astonishing, the design flattering and forgiving, and the quality is excellent. Did I mention it has pockets?
I feel like a million bucks and get all the compliments every time I wear it. My mom immediately asked for one, my neighbor yelled “Wow, love your dress” from her backyard, and my husband loves the
How To Style Coral So It Works For You
Do you see my gold jewelry? My warm-yet-deep makeup and warm brown straw bag? The beauty of “universal colors” is that the styling can make it more you. Below you’ll see different ways that, according to your complexion, would look stunning and more in-tune with you. It’s all about playing with metals and the color of your accessories.
These are just four options that work for all undertones; but of course, the possibilities are endless. And when it comes to metals, you would look great in any, especially if you’re neutral cool/warm, but it was easier to picture it this way.
Where you see light or deep also depends on the depth of your features. Light hair, skin and eyes look more radiant with lighter and less contrasting combinations. I love the lighter options, but I’d be missing some depth. That’s why my bag is medium depth and shoes well, my skin tone; but I’m dying for the brown accessories in the collage (couldn’t get them in time for the shoot). Black could work too.
Which one do you like for you?
Looking to know what colors look best on your complexion from the comfort of your home? Shoot me an email. We can do it all virtually and I’d love to help!
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