Take a look around you at any given time. There are as many natural skin tones as there are hair colours. Blondes, brunettes, redheads, and greys are the basic human hair colours. The different hues are due to changes in eumelanin and pheomelanin. In addition, one can always colour one’s hair any shade. Which colour are you? And have you ever worried about how to dress for your hair colour? It is in fact a very important aspect to picking your wardrobe. Not every hair colour will go with every outfit colour. What you need is expert advice in this matter. Consult Chicisimo for example, a virtual outfit planner that can give you great suggestions. You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.).
Remember that the ultimate goal is to rock and own every look. Consequently you must keep your skin tone in mind. Knowing how to dress for your hair colour is extremely important. This holds true for those of you who colour your hair too. Below are some fashion suggestions to help you decide.
How to dress for your hair colour?
Often the butt of jokes, this category ranges from near white to very light browns. And then there is platinum white too. Blonde shades look stunning when paired with dark shades. Platinum white hairs go very well with bright reds. The contrast looks beautiful. In fact many such blondes are seen in red outfits. By and large for lighter browns, pick warm shades from your wardrobe. Have you checked on Chicisimo for suggestions yet? Notwithstanding its virtual nature, it helps by showing you your entire range of clothing. You can play your own outfit planner and pick an outfit too. Keep experimenting with dark shades of blue as well for that contrast.
This category colours range from burnished wood to coal black. Mostly found in people with warm skin tones, this hair speaks warmth all over. Check out for earthy tones in your wardrobe.From fiery reds to deep greens and vibrant blues, all look amazing. In fact they complement your hair colour beautifully. Oranges and yellows are good colour choices too. In fact the range that you can wear is very wide. Not much is left for brunettes to explore as far as colour choices. It is, however, a good idea to give the whites, creams and pastels a miss. They don’t do much for you. Besides, why not make the most of colours? Not everyone can carry bright hues with the élan that you can.
Anything from flaming red to warm reds and oranges belong to this category. And surely your outfit planner would recommend cream and ivory shades too. Flaming redheads look sensational in earth tones. And this is because the dark red of your hair totally brings out those shades. Some of these colours are often dismissed as dull or uninspiring. You have only to try out some and experience the difference. The warm hues of your mane need to be offset by these tones. But it is best to avoid pinks and reds. That brings in too much redness to the picture. However, lighter shades of redheads like auburns can carry light pinks better. You might ask Chicisimo to display various outfit options to choose from. The advantage of an online app as an outfit planner is to have options displayed to you. Choose that colour which you feel is really ‘you’.
Lack of melanin causes hair to grey. But even grey hair has categories. From silver to steel grey, it lends an altogether distinguished look. In fact, some celebrities are rocking the greys. Notably Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and George Clooney, to name a few. Are you one of those who rock the grey look? One who is supremely confident and self-assured? Suddenly you have made it that much easier for your outfit planner. There are examples galore to style your wardrobe after. Classy pant suits and dresses in dark colours will bring out the grey beautifully. Very dark shades of grey look wonderful too. Thinking 50 shades? Hah, right!
Is there really any range here? On the contrary, you are only limited by your imagination. And anything goes really. What do you fancy today? Are you in for purple? With a green streak maybe? Or a vibrant shade of orange? Whatever it is, keep your outfit planner in the loop. Decide in tandem with your skin tone and hair colour. For example, say you have gone a shade of candy pink for your hair. Including shades of that in our outfit would look great. Take a peek into your wardrobe. Maybe that pink skirt over there? Further, wear it with a top that is light in colour to display the contrast more. Colored hair goes with most contrasts as well as matching. You have options aplenty.
To match or to contrast – the eternal question
All this while, the discussion has been on what colour outfit matches which hair. However, girls often face another dilemma. Should they match their dress and hair? Or would it be better to go for a contrast and stand out. And the choice is totally yours and how you feel. Some people have it in them to pull off matching. For instance, a deep brunette in shades of dark browns and chocolate shades would be great. From their hair to their footwear it could all be matching, and still look good.
Contrast this with the group that likes to, well, contrast. Are you in this group? In that case, lots of colour possibilities have been discussed above. And for each category of hair colour too. So, follow those guidelines to arrive at a suitable outfit. And alternatively it would be wonderful if you move out a bit too. Meaning, look for some shades other than those mentioned above. There is no harm trying everything out, is there?
As shown above, pick your wardrobe carefully based on your hair colour. This article would have given you enough guidance on how to dress for your hair colour. It is time you tried out these combinations for yourself.