“I’m afraid to wear colors” or “How do you make that work, I can’t wear colors like that” is the top things I hear when I wear colorful outfits like this dress. A lot of people are scared to wear color! Well I am hear to encourage you not to box yourself in with fashion rules, but to experiment and try something out of your norm.
I actually bought this dress with intentions to modify it into a tailcoat style top to wear it with jeans underneath; however I decided against it once I tried it on. The colors against my dark skin were magnificent and who can ignore the belt to cinch the waist and sexy slit up the front. I wore it on my shoulders, but off-the-shoulder is another option and I paired it with the popular clear heels. The material is very stretchy and not thin, but I still recommend appropriate shapewear underneath. So ladies, here are my tips if you want to try more colorful outfits:
- Find a color complementary to your skin tone
- Go light & neutral with the makeup (you don’t want to look clownish)
- Start small with one piece, like a top and balance it with a neutral, solid color bottom or vice versa
As you get comfortable and learn what works for your skin tone and style, take it up a notch; but remember balance is key! You CAN do it! Until next time…XO, Treece
Shoes: Fashion Nova