On Saturday, I got dressed to hold a Phoenix Color Analysis appointment but my friend/client had some car trouble that meant we needed to reschedule so I thought I’d take the time to promote this top I’d purchased (before it even hit the floor at Judy Wear Boutique) and it turned into an hour-long photo session on my front porch. From it came these ten image tips to use today. I hope you enjoy.
Try tucking in your top.
I am a long-time non-tucker. As a body type who gains weight in the belly and hips, tucking in my shirt just accentuates what I don’t want accentuated. However! There are options now that make it flattering and lengthening. Depending on your body type and height, you can try a side tuck, half tuck, full tuck with a belt or even tying your top. The idea is to play with your waistline until it gives you the proportion you want. Don’t be afraid to try a new look! (The middle half tuck was my favorite)
Use accessories to accentuate a color in your print.
Instead of neutral jewelry, always look for a color in the print that you can pull out. The look is more fun and just plain interesting and stylish. It helps that teal is my Signature Color. My necklace and earrings are jBloom.
Add color and texture in a scarf.
These confetti scarves are also from Judy Wear Boutique and I love how much they elevate an outfit. If you choose one in a pop color for your Color Code, it will bring out your features and liven up your face. Do you like the red or teal better?? Again, look for a color to pull out of the print. Or add color to a neutral outfit. Try a print with a print, a print with a solid or a solid with a print. Play with it!
Match your accessory size to your frame.
Did you know your frame size dictates the size of your accessories? I am 5’9″ and can pull off chunkier jewelry than a petite gal. This necklace would overwhelm a five foot tall size four lady but it suits me. Read more about scale and proportion here.
Look for prints you can wear with all of your best neutrals for maximum versatility.
When I see a print I can wear with black, white and denim, it’s basically irresistible. This one also has fun shades of rust and brown which is great for me as a Deep. I could literally wear this with any bottom in my wardrobe. Do you know your best neutrals for your Color Code? When you find the right print, it’s gold!
Wear outfits for your Color Code.
This is a drum I beat often. Your outfit should work for your Color Code, too. This top could work for many Color Codes but the black or dark denim makes it work for me as a Deep. Plus the brown shoes coordinate with my hair to “frame” my outfit. Read more here.
Wear makeup for your Color Code.
Oh, yes…makeup is what makes you look put together and polished, even if it’s just a little mascara, blush and lip color. Each Color Code has their best makeup look that gives flow to your hair, skin, eyes and clothes. Have you seen the makeup capsules I created?? Check them out here. Deep makeup is a bit more dramatic than I am in normal life but I do know it suits me and I love how it looks…so I’m embracing it.
Which of these image tips to use today will YOU try out?
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