How To Wear Colour, Not Have It Wear You

How To Wear Colour, Not Have It Wear You

Did you know the colours that suit us change as we get older?

As we age, we start losing pigment in our hair (making it go grey), skin (softening the complexion) and eyes (losing and/or changing colour).

Loss of estrogen through menopause can also change our natural colouring (…well for the women). So those bright colours we fabulously wore in our teens to 30s end up wearing us.

It’s the same for contrast levels – as we get older, high contrast colours (light with dark) can be harsh, depending on our colouring.

Some dark colours, especially black, can be particularly unflattering by highlighting blemishes and wrinkles, making us look tired and older.

The result? People notice and comment on the colours or garment you’re wearing, not you which is preferable.

A professional colour analysis will determine your colour undertone, contrast levels and much more, ensuring you always look radiant and vibrant. You can find out more here.

In the meantime, here are some tips on how to wear colours that aren’t so flattering on you.

Here’s another tip – avoid wearing black when you’re unwell as it can make you look worse, as you can see in this pic.

nik black and scarf comparison

I’ve fixed this, simply by adding a scarf in colours that flatter my complexion. Can you see the difference it makes? I even feel more vibrant despite a cold! That’s because colour has a physiological effect, influencing our mood. Go here for some scarf tying help.

Hope this helps.


Nicky xo