As far as we've been told, finding the right color for your skin tone is very difficult business. Articles ask us to examine the color of the veins on our wrist in order to find our undertones, but figuring out the most flattering colors to wear shouldn't have to be so complicated, right?
We wanted to cut through the nonsense and nail down the specific colors that will flatter each skin tone, so we broke things down by five general ones to make things as simple as possible. Below, you'll find our easy guide to wearing the most flattering colors for your skin tone so you'll never have to second-guess yourself again. (Of course, this shouldn't deter you from wearing whatever color you want on any given day.)
As an added bonus, it comes complete with shopping options to help you dress your best—totally hassle-free. Ready to check it all out? Read on for our guide to which colors are the most flattering for your skin tone.
Deep Skin: Cobalt
Bold colors like Claire Most's cobalt blue sweater look incredible against dark skin.
Helmut Lang Raglan Pullover ($295)
That blue is so pretty.
H&M Satin Skirt ($25)
Your go-with-everything essential, updated in a punchy hue.
Deep Skin: Light Yellow
Pastel colors like Kellie Brown's light yellow jacket stand out against a darker complexion.
& Other Stories Alpaca Blend Knit Sweater ($119)
Sport the soft hue with an incredibly cozy knit.
Mango Tortoiseshell Buttons Cardigan ($40)
Can't resist a cute cardigan.
Deep Skin: Red
Ruby red has never looked better. Pair with deep red for extra style points.
Who What Wear Tiered Flowy Dress ($40)
This dress silhouette feels very right now.
H&M Open-Backed Blouse ($25)
Perfect for day or night.
Dark Skin: Olive Green
Khaki and olive green both look incredible on your skin tone, and considering utility styles are currently trending, this is just one more reason to opt for the color.
Frankie Shop Julie Double-Breasted Gabardine Blazer ($265)
The ultimate closet staple.
Ksubi Interlude Cargo Pants ($220)
Best when worn with combat boots.
Dark Skin: Cream
Don't hold back on the white, as the fresh color makes your skin literally glow.
The Range Gathered Waffle-Knit Stretch-Cotton Tank ($130)
It doesn't get any easier than this.
Realisation The Christy ($160)
An It-girl favorite.
Dark Skin: Magenta
Bright pink, though often a hard sell for some, couldn't look better against dark skin tones.
Iro Musea Crepe Wrap Mini Dress ($480)
Such a strong color.
Susana Monaco One Shoulder Cross Strap Top ($98)
The '90s are calling.
Medium Skin: Metallic
Medium skin tones can pull off most types of metallic—from silver to copper—like these standout gold pants.
Retrofete Gabrielle Robe Dress ($635)
A party dress if we've seen one.
Topshop Silver PU Mini Skirt ($48)
Dress it down with a tee and sneakers.
Medium Skin: Dove Gray
If your skin tone is in the medium range, consider wearing dove gray. If you've got lighter skin, opt for a charcoal gray, and if you've got darker skin, a very pale gray will look best.
H&M Wool-Blend Shirt Jacket ($199)
Cool but still super cozy.
Pixie Market Jaime Grey Trousers ($139)
Skip jeans for these instead.
Medium Skin: Neon
Not many can wear highlighter-worthy hues, but as Lotte proved in this skirt, medium-skinned ladies have got this look in the bag.
ASOS Design Bias Cut Satin Slip Midi Skirt ($21)
Style it just as Lotte did here.
Rag & Bone/Jean The Tee ($95)
Easy and cool.
Light Skin: Baby Blue
Kendall + Kylie Cropped Cardi in Gaga Blue ($59)
Mango Structured Suit Blazer ($120)
Light Skin: Camel
The classic tan color on Caroline Daur's jacket creates an appealing contrast with her fair skin.
AYR The Robe Coat ($585)
Wearing this pretty much guarantees you'll look polished.
Eloquii Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Pant ($90)
Camel always makes pieces look more expensive.
Fair Skin: Seafoam
This pale shade of green is just light enough to complement your fair skin well. Freshen up the look for spring by wearing a seafoam green piece with white ankle boots.
Faithfull the Brand Saint Tropez Midi Dress ($189)
This color makes any outfit stand out.
Song of Style Joelle Mini Skirt in Seafoam Green ($148)
Throw on a sweater and call it a day.
Fair Skin: Blush
Millennial Pink is a term we've all come to use for this particular pale shade of blush. Thankfully, the color is easily found on so many stylish pieces and looks amazing on fair skin tones.
Line & Dot Sylvie Sweater ($69)
A sweater that's—dare I say—sexy.
Intimately Paradise Brami ($38)
Wear this underneath a boxy blazer for your next night out.
Fair Skin: Lavender
Yes, that's right. The It color of the season was tailor-made for fair skin, so feel free to shop all those pretty lavender pieces to your heart's content.
Pyer Moss Twill Blazer ($710)
A fresh take on blazers this spring.
Ganni Floral-Print Satin Mini Wrap Dress ($445)
This would look so good with kitten heels.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.
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