Foundation Delicate Beige

November 25, 2009 by The Gossip Chic  
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Foundation Delicate Beige

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Winter Wonderland

A Few Dos and Don'ts for Building a Fashion Wardrobe

Throughout,  I'll emphasize neutral colors because black, grays, whites, creams, ivories, and beiges can be teamed in paractically any combination and still look rich and "pulled together."  But unless those neutrals are your favorite colors to begin with (as they are for me), at some point you're going to want to add more color and pattern to your clothes. 

That's where your own individuality enters the picture.  That's also where a lot of women start making some major mistakes.  Not trusting their own color sense, overly influenced by the fashion magazines and beauty books, their friends, the men in their lives, they start addin color every which way.  The result is a hodgepodge---blouses, skirts, sweaters, and dresses in a rainbow of hues that may be lovely to look at hanging there in a closet but severely cut back on the versatility of a wardrobe.

You don't have to commit yourself to certain colors for life.  It's only natural for color preferences to change somewhat over the years.  But if you want a coordinated wardrobe, you are going to have to start making certain decisions about color.  And stick to them, at least for a while.

How do you make those decisions? Simple.  Think of the colors you like best, the ones you find yourself reaching for whenever all else is equal and you have a choice.  Are they the bright sunny reds, oranges, and yellows?  The delicate pastels? Deep jewel tones such as garnet, sapphire, emerald?  Are they the sophisticated grayed shades---teal blues, dusty roses,  maroons?  Earthy colors like pumpkin, brown, plum? Chances are, whatever your favorite colors in general, they'll be the ones you'll most enjoy wearing.  It would be a good idea to concentrate on them---instead of going off on wild tangents---when adding color to your wardrobe.

But what if you think you don't look well in your favorite colors?  What if you read in a magazine or beauty book that, based on your complexion and hair, your favorite colors are the very ones you should avoid wearing?

I think you can guess how I feel about that. Its all nonsense.  You're much better off wearing a particular color because you love it than wearing a color you loathe because some beauty or fashion expert says you should.

Of course, some colors are more flattering to some women than others.  But most women can wear any color they like.  If you're mad for a particular color but feel it doesn't look well on you, try to figure out why.  Does it make you look tired or sallow?  See what happens when you apply more blush than usual.  Does it clash with your natural skin tones?  Try a slightly different shade of foundation makeup.  Does it overpower you?  Then use it in small doses---in a sweater or blouse, for example, not in a dress or coat. 

Another trick for wear a color that you love, but which you feel doesn't look well on you, is simply to keep that color away from your face.  A magenta blouse, for example, may not be the greatest with your skin tones.  But if you fill in the neckline with a scarf---one in a color that is flattering, magenta can be for you.

Another thing:  at some point, after you have all the basics and are beginning to add more to your wardrobe, you probably should take pattern---prints, stripes, checks, plaids, etc.--- into conderation. Specifically, decide for yourself whether you prefer pattern in your tops or your bottoms.

Some women tend to keep pattern on the bottom.  Most of their sweaters, shirts, and blouses ar in solid colors, while many of their pants and skirts are checks or plaids or prints.  That way, while they undoubtedly have certain favorite combinations, they can still wear almost any top with any skirt or pair of pants.  Other women prefer striped, printed, or plaid tops and solid-color skirts or pants, an approach that can be just as versatile as the first. 

The point is this: if you don't  make some kind of basic decision about whether you want pattern in your tops, or bottoms, you run the risk of ending up like the woman with an enormous collection of floral print blouses and a whole closet full of expensive tartan plaids skirts.  Despite all the clothes she has from which to choose, she hardly looks really well dressed---for obvious reasons.




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My name is Eloise Curry. I am an internet Marketer, and an affiliate. I started my first internet home business in 2003, with one website, I later join the affiliate world. I started a blog and is very new to bloging.

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