Understanding your basic colour tone, can add unimaginable value to your closet. The trend right now seems to centre on the muted style of nudes, black, browns, and blush tones. Two advantages about these colours is that they are easy to work with and add significance to that “I don’t have anything to wear type of day. With age, I have also found personal preference to turn towards those colours and building them towards clothing, accessories and shoes. Which is why the term the Nude Colour Palette seems to be more striking, as these colours are not bold, bright or vibrant; but are more muted, down to earth and relaxed but yet still they make a strong style statement without too much effort. Your Nude Colour Palette will consist of the following:
Black is the epitome of chic. Timeless, classic and versatile. It works with any body shape, whether curvy or slim. It’s a perfect go-to colour for formal occasions, the office or an evening on the town. The power that Black possesses should not be understated, as the cardinal rule is a woman should own at least a single black item in each style e.g. a single black pair of heels, a single black handbag, a black blazer, that Little Black Dress (LBD) etc. Incorporating goes in far as understanding your lifestyle, finding the right pieces to co-ordinate will keep you ever stylish; the wrong items however could resemble a darker persona to your choice in fashion.
Grey is the perfect neutral that sits between the extremes of black and white. It is a hue that exudes dignity, conservative and authority, but also carries a subtle perception to class, refinement and sleek. Grey is so profound because it seems to break the borderlines between being too striking and boring, but still yet appealing in a sensible fashion. The interesting element that captivates the colour grey is in the accessories, think grey hair, grey nails, a grey wollen knit scarf, a grey fedora hat or a bold grey watch. Unsuspecting but still yet striking!
The best attributes of white is clean, crisp and fresh. The clean factor exudes elegance and boldness because wearing white is taking a bold risk within its own right. The outcome however is a stylish moment that is favourable for any fashion forward fashionista! Just like black, invest in white pieces that can stand the test of time, for example the crisp white shirt, a Little White Dress (LWD), a chic white blazer and a white pair of heels. Nothing beats the heavenly essence that white carries when it comes to creating a show-stopping moment with modern and sleek silhouettes.
Beige is the beautiful combination of nude. The Nude basics make for stylish pairings with a subtle finish, think an oversized nude coat, nude pair of heels or a nude free flowing jumpsuit. Beige is an interesting colour, because when it is contrasted to nude it seems to take on various pairings of an array of pale hues, flesh tones, caramel and a neutral colour palette which ultimately appeals to make up, clothing and different skin tones.
According to Pantone, the 2016 colour of the year is Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz is quite intriguing because it is a combination of a persuasive gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Rose Quartz is an embodiment of the rose tone, which can be closely related to blush; being seemingly calm, light, relaxed and muted. It’s beautiful because blush tones are usually associated with make-up, but now Pantone is pushing it beyond that and into the realm of fashion. Blush tones are usually associated with rose, light pinks, dusty pinks dusty yellows and dusty peach. Giving you all the more reason to invest in light, airy blush tones for 2016.
The great thing about the afore mentioned hues is that they are limitless! From styling, pairings, co-ordinations to makeup, nails, clothing and accessories; these colours have become staples that no woman should be caught without. You can either choose to build your closet and style based entirely on these hues or you can have signature pieces represented in these hues that can be mixed and matched overtime. Understanding your colour palette, will make it easier to curate outfits for your day and the style you wish to portray. Try to understand your skin tone, your home/work environment and personal preferences to really get the best out of these colours.
Have a look back to when Signature Toscie gave you these colours in monochrome outfits: