Summer Fashion Boot Camp: The Best Colors for Your Skin Tone

While summer 2012 is all about color (from pastel pinks to neon green), it can be difficult to find out which color works for your specific skin tone. So we put together a few tips for the colors for  your skin tone this summer.

If Your Skin Tone is Pale, Then…


Avoid looking like a washed-out tweaker from “Breaking Bad” by sticking to the paler colors of this season, like soft oranges (think melon) and blues (think sky), both of which work well with paler skin tones.

Another option is to look for colors that are neutral to your skin tone (like beige or cream). Note: when you wear beige or cream, add gold accessories–like a great gold necklace or belt–to add a bit of warmth to the ensemble.

If Your Skin Tone is Medium, Then…


It’s going to be harder for you to dress this spring/summer, since pastels can read “ashy” and bright colors can add a yellow tint to your skin (see the shorts on the above model). Stick to colors that are more middle-of-the-road, like tans, standard green, and standard yellow.

If Your Skin Tone is Dark, Then…


You’re in luck, because all the colors, from the brightest blue to the most basic black, look fabulous on you. Because you can, try and play around with the bright colors of the season, like lime greens and raspberry pinks. Also try bright purples and play around with neon oranges.

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  1. says

    I’m a pale girl and I’ll definitely be adding melon and sky blue to my wardrobe for the summer! I want that blue dress, and wow the shoes!

  2. says

    Personally I like to see pale skin on white women.
    Gwen Stefanie is stunning and it seems as if she doesn’t bother to tan.
    pale colors keep the pale skin in balance.
    I would look terrible in pale blue or pale pink.
    Stay out of the sun my pale Sisters!

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