Hello! Happy New Year! I hope you are all ok and ready to start the year with all the positive vibes flowing!

I thought I would start the year off doing a short blog on one of my most asked questions- “what colours can everyone wear?” If you haven’t yet had a Full Image Consultation with me, but want to start adding a little more colour to your wardrobe, then opting for a universal shade is a great place to start.

Whilst everyone who has their colours analysed receives a palette of 42 colours that work specifically for them, there are a few shades which, when combined carefully with other colours, will work for most people.

Purple

Regal and refined, a classic shade of purple works for everyone, without exception. Most colour categories can wear this colour straight up without having to put it with any other colour.  It is a great alternative to black to wear in the evening and looks fabulous paired with mustard!

Teal

Not only universal, but also extremely versatile – teal will work for you whether you have a fair skin tone, dark hair, bright blue or dark brown eyes. If you have Soft/Light colour characteristics you can mix your teal with pale pinks and lighter neutrals. Those of you who are Deep/Clear in colouring can be bolder with more striking combinations like Blush Pink or Black Brown. If you’re Cool, try mixing your teal with cassis and those of you in the Warm category could combine it with the coral shades in your palette.

White

Everyone can wear white -it just has to be the right shade of white. For most, a soft white is preferable to anything too stark, it’s then just a case of being careful what you combine it with. Warms, Cools, Clears and Deeps will all need to add some depth/contrast to balance out white worn on its own next to the face whereas Lights can wear white on its own usually. If you’re Soft then try adding a colour one or two shades darker, perhaps a Light Navy or Pewter for example.

I hope that gives you some ideas…any questions- just ask!!

On another note- I am doing a Panel event at Calcot Manor on 30th January. I am sitting alongside a fabulous group of women who have all set up their own businesses. The session will be spent with all of us giving tips, pearls of wisdom and the do’s and don’ts we have learnt along the way from the hard knocks of our mistakes! If you would like more information or to buy tickets- here is the link.