Mind Your Body TV Episode 52 with Lori Ann Robinson.
You saw that great dress on your favorite star at the Oscars, and later, you found one that looks amazingly like it. You’re rapt! You put it on and all you can say is “blah.” It’s not the fit, it’s not the fabric, it’s not even the fashion—but it’s the color. It’s all wrong for you because you need to wear your best colors.
These aren’t right.
Looking great in clothes starts with the skin you’re in, says Lori Ann Robinson, image and fashion consultant. Your skin color category is either warm, cool, or neutral. Did you know the color of your veins in natural light can determine your skin tone?
If your veins have a green tinge, you’re “warm.” If they’re blue, you’re “cool.” If neither, you’re somewhere in the middle and you’re neutral.
In today’s Mind Your Body TV video, see what Lori Ann says about matching colors to your skin tone, and how colors that look great now may not look so great later.
Colors make the woman
If you have a classic business wardrobe, chances are you have a few basic, dark, solid-color suits. They may have a Donald Trump-ette look to them, but they are likely also devoid of color. If you’re a person who looks best with color around your face—and most of us do—watch Lori Ann’s magic trick with scarves. It’s an easy way to change the entire look of a jacket and neckline, and all it takes is a square scarf and a (tiny) rubber band.
Lori Ann wants you to learn how to wear your best colors that make you confident and happy. Sounds good!
You can wear your best colors
Try these other color tips she used while working on major soap opera sets, where actresses were “sometimes” a bit, er, demanding. Lori Ann says…
- Use light or brighter colors around the face to reflect light and soften lines. “Great TV trick I used to do!”
- Using monochromatic colors is very figure-friendly. They will make you look long and lean.
- The bright colors look best when mixed with neutral. Wear the brighter colors if they fit with your personality and comfort zone.
- Bright colors are best on the areas you want to emphasize, while mid- tones are better on your so-so spots, and of course keep it dark on the “not-so-hot” areas.
- If you like your comfort zone of neutrals, you can always add a touch of color with accessories to add some punch and pizazz.
Enjoy our video and may it bring color to your life!