Friday, June 10, 2011

[[ HOW TO WEAR PASTELS ]]



Rainy season is rampaging the tropics now, but that doesn't mean giving up the spring/summery pastels. They give a fresh aura on a gloomy day.

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COOL VS. WARM COMPLEXIONS

Ever encountered a situation where you see this gorgeous lavender top but once you try it on, you end up, well, hating it? One of the reasons for this is probably due to your undertone complexion. Most complexions fall into either the warm or cool category. Let’s find out which one you are!

Discovering Your Undertone

1. Looking at your forearms under natural light or outdoors. Looking at the vein colour, what colour do you see?

- If blue, then you’re cool.
- If green, then you’re warm.

2. Coloured jewelry can also play a part in what your undertone may be.

- If you tend to gravitate towards silver jewelry, you are cool.
- If you look better in gold jewelry, then you’re warm.

3. Lastly, depending if you burn or not under the sun is a good indicator, too!

- You don’t get tanned – then you’re cool
- You can get tanned – then you’re warm.

Choosing the Colours

Now that you’ve established what undertone complexion you have, then we can see what kinds of pastels will look good on you.

Cool Colours:
- Pink
- Lavender
- Baby Blue
- Mint Green

Warm Colours:

- Coral
- Light Yellow
- Peach
- Avocado Green
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POLYCHROMATIC

Once you’ve established what undertone you have, you can also wear pastels in multiple colours. “Colourblocking” is a great way to wear out pastels as you’re able to achieve an extravagant look while mixing different hues.

Examples:
Creat the ultimate cupcake look with her light blue and pink like Kirsten Dunst as the modern Marie Antoinette that warms hearts in her light yellow and coral dress.
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MONOCHROMATIC

For those who like the subtle appeal, you can still mix and match colours – as long as they remain on the same colour spectrum (i.e., mint green with baby blue).

Examples:

Execute the same colour spectrum perfectly. The combination of light yellow and light orange indicate that these two look ravishing in warm hues.
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ACCESSORIZING

Accessories are appropriate for gals who like to express a little pastel while wearing darker coloured clothes. Just make sure that the light and dark colours stay in the same warm/cool complexion. Clashing of the two categories may result in a pastel don’t!

Examples:

Blogger, Cheyser Pedregosa of The Walking Recessionista wears her cool green-blues on her nails and necklace in her look, while blogger, Dominque Nghiem of Devilishly Stylish keeps it edgy in her pink litas and black ensemble.

Let's shoo the rain away!

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