Looking back through my posts and Instagram feed over the last few months, it seems that I’ve been wearing a lot of pinks. In fact, my IG was beginning to look a bit too curated for my tastes, so I threw in a pic of me in my rollers to make up for it 😉
The ‘anti-pink, I don’t wear anything really feminine’ old me would be mortified at this abundance of blush tones in my wardrobe and my seeming insistence on wearing it over and over again.
Not that there’s anything wrong with donning the same colour for days, weeks or months on end – if it makes you happy then wear it – but I do feel it’s time to mix it up a bit.
Does Orange Flatter Older Skin Tones?
Having worked out a while ago how to wear bright colours (and feel good in them), I knew that I wanted to try something with a bit of zest to it. And what could be more zesty than orange? But does orange flatter older skin tones?
There’s no escaping the fact that, as we get older, our hair and skin tone changes subtly. Basically, what suited us in our twenties may need a rethink as we hit our 40’s, 50’s and beyond. It’s really all down to just HOW much our skin tone has changed. Some of us will stay in the same ballpark, more or less. For others the difference in skin tone, hair and even eye colour will be dramatic.
The same is true for colour as it is for everything in the fashion world – keep mindful of the changes that occur as your body ages, reassess your wardrobe every year and, at the end of the day, wear what makes you happy!
Having olive undertones to my skin means that orange and my slightly sallow completion are a match made in heaven. Orange brings my skin alive, and tends to lift my whole look. So, for me, orange definitely flatters my skin.
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Yet there are skin tones that simply don’t work as well with this sunshine colour, so how do you wear a colour if it doesn’t really suit you? Try keeping the colour away from your face. Think belts, shoes, handbags, trousers and skirts. Don’t listen too much to advice on what does and doesn’t suit your colouring. I have known women who have been told categorically that they have warm skin tones who look awful in everything that ‘should’ suit them.
Experiment, have fun, and above all wear what the hell you like as long as it makes you happy!
What do you think? Do you wear the same colours as you always have? Do you reassess as you mature, or do you now really think about the colours you wear?
Trousers – New Look
Shoes – H & M
Coat – Bought in a small boutique but I like this one
Scarf – Bought in a small boutique
Top – F & F ( I can’t find a link but I only purchased it a week ago)
Photographs taken by Catherine 😘 (Not Dressed As Lamb)