The best clothing color for you

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Can you imagine life in black and white? I for one cannot. Colour is such a powerful tool.

Colour can make you look vibrant or make you look dull.
Colour can leave a positive impression or an unpleasant one
Colour can lift up your spirit on dull days
Colour is an unspoken language.

Too much or Too little is up to you.

Colour is not just what you see on skin. Colour is also what you are inside.

When we say clothing colors with skin tone, it does not just mean the shade of skin but the shade of hair, eyes, undertone, and overtone as well. You must be reading about this in various magazines and watching videos, reading blogs. In today blog post, am going to take this further and describe clothing colors “INSIDE OUT”

Let’s start with OUTSIDE which as I have mentioned earlier is about a person’s personal coloring (including skin tone, hair color, eye color, undertone, and overtone). Now since we are doing a broad classification, this is just a simple guideline and not a hard rule.

As a broad classification, dividing the skin shade into three basic categories: Light Medium and Dark.

Light Skin: This will be the lightest or palest skin shade. Their undertones are generally purples and blues hence their complimentary colors are on cool spectrum of the color wheel. Cool colors like Blue, purple, pink, green will look great. White will have a tendency to wash the skin out and black will be a high contrast, hence avoid black and white in their purest form.

Medium Skin: Their undertones are generally Yellow, peach and olive. This skin tone can normally carry wear all colors except for pure yellows. Earth Colors (Brown, Khaki, camouflage green, mustard, tan) look great. Gray, blue, red looks great as well. Pastels might not look great, but it totally depends on the fabric as well.

Dark Skin: Their undertones will be in various shades of brown and might have a yellow or blue tint to it. Black and dark brown are not very flattering for this shade. Khaki, purple, gray, red work well, any deep dark color besides black, yellow and dark brown should be good.

Now let’s get to the INSIDE

Personal coloration is dependant on :
• Personal energy and vibe
• Personality
• Body frame
• Intensity in eyes
• Voice pitch and tone
• Body language

Colour has its own energy.
• Blue, green, violet or gray range are soft, gentle and approachable. They take little energy to wear.
• Dramatic colors like Reds and Oranges take more energy to wear.

So on days, you want to look powerful, you feel dull and want a sudden shot of energy, coffee is not your only solution… Wear a red outfit, or even as small as a red scarf or red lipstick and see the change in your mood.

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Jainee Gandhi is an accomplished and acclaimed senior Image consultant who operates under her firm Imagedge Academy. Head hunter to head turner… A classy personal shopper… Bringing Indian wear back to corporates… One of the very few Senior Certified Image Professionals in Asia… A celebrated and highly featured Image coach… Mentor for budding Image consultants… There are many phrases that have been used to describe her work in the last half a decade… But what she really is, is a person who has a passion to get every individual portray their best authentic image – with a focus on appearance – for more often than not there is nothing more powerful than the impression of the first look. Her motto is “Refuse to be unseen”. Jainee believes in a holistic way of Image makeover for her clients and image professionals. She believes that “Style has to be inclusive of all age, size, color, restrictions of any sorts will limit clients in a box and not let them explore their true worth.” She has established a few offerings in this space www.ImagedgeAcademy.com, The Indie Attire, Master Class for Image Consultants, StylingReDefine.com– a unique blog to simplify styling. Some of her achievements are: • The only Certified Image Professional (CIP) from AICI in India • Honed in color analysis by Academy of Image Master, Singapore. • Senior alumni from ICBI where she has trained more than 100 image consultants under her. • Has been covered extensively by various media - TV show, newspaper, scores of digital media groups. • Has mentored more than 25 image consultants in her flagship MasterClass for success in the profession. • Has coached more than 50 individuals from all walks of life. • She has taken multiple sessions on Image topics in various multinational corporates and social and educational organizations • President Elect for AICI Singapore chapter • Mentor for Cherie Blaire foundation of women • Prior active member of FICCI Flo

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