Your skin and the colour of your clothing can act in much the same way. Have you ever tried on an outfit or garment only to find that for some reason it didn’t look right? It could be that the shades involved were not complementing your complexion.
Although style and colour is subjective, Ladies who have dark skin tone usually feel that they have very fewer options of styling, which is an absolute misconception. In fact, dark skin ladies are really blessed but the usually underestimate the power of colours, this could most likely be due to the lack of advertising variations projected with darker skinned models.
If you really want to harness a great look, you definitely need to stock your wardrobe with more colourful outfits either design or plain colours. As a melanin skin lady, never go with the dull and less colourful prints. Just wearing neutrals can look boring, add enough colour to add life. Neutrals display you darker than what you are whereas colourful outfits such as plain or mixture blue, orange, lemon green, light yellow, pink, matches perfectly on your dark skin tone. Similarly, pastel colours with the blend of light stripes are also a good choice to sport on.
Colourful outfits project you more in the midst of other people. Just imagine you are in the company of a light skin lady and on top of that, you are wearing an awful colour dress, you will certanly be invisible even though are there in person. Already, her fair complexion is overshadowing your dark skin so you cannot afford to miss out the simple things that catch attention.
Colourful prints make you feel more confident, attractive, creative, approachable and helps open yourself up to new opportunities, new people, new connection and brings delight to those around you. Do not take colours for granted because they easily brighten your mood when for instance you are facing a bad day.
It is not purely about aesthetics. Knowing what works for you and using it to your advantage can make you feel more confident. Also, manipulating colours in certain ways can make others perceive you as being more assertive, powerful, friendly or loyal.
See these fabulous looks below.
By Antoanette Sedinam Akoto-Tenu