Just like your hair color, summer’s brights and pastels are going a few shades darker. Pink and coral tones are turning to rich red and orange, lavender to royal purple, pale aqua to deep navy. Which hues are for you? Read on to find out how you can pull them off.
Red is literally the season’s hottest color, on everything from faux leather pants to date-night dresses. When picking your perfect red, go by the same rules as you would with a lipstick: more yellow-toned for warm complexions, blue-toned for cool ones. And no, it’s not taboo to match your lipstick to it.
If there’s one thing to challenge your LBD this season, make it a purple dress; regal plums & violets were all over the autumn/winter runways. While plum-colored dresses (and shadows) generally look good on everyone, pick a purple with more red tones if your skin is on the warmer side.
Navy is officially unofficially the new black, because it’s that wearable. More good news: it looks good on everyone—really. Team it with a standout shade for some extra wow factor. We love it with a punchy orange for warm-toned gals or amethyst for cooler tones. Oh, and navy + black is a total do.
While warmer skin tones can handle pulling off this bold, slightly retro hue, we advise those with cooler complexions to balance its impact with dark neutrals. Just be careful which ones you pair it with. Leave the black behind and go for deep browns and greys to avoid looking like a Halloween costume.