Not really great at picking clothes? Relax! Here’s a quick rundown of what kind of colours best suit your skin complexion

Choosing the right kind of outfit for an occasion can be a daunting task at times. A lot of factors come into play, such as event type, skin colour and so on. This article presents different outfit colours that can go with a particular skin tone.

Updated August 29, 2019

Not really great at picking clothes? Relax! Here’s a quick rundown of what kind of colours best suit your skin complexion

Fair/pale skin

Avoid clothes that blend in with your skin.
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If you’ve got pale skin, choose colours that contrast with your skin tone.

Colours to wear

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Dark colours, such as black, navy blue, bottle green, brown and bolder shades

Colours to ignore

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Soft pastel shades or brighter shades. Avoid wearing white, yellow, red, light beige and brighter shades.

Olive/mid-tone skin

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Choose outfits with a wider spectrum of colours.

Colours to wear

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Light colours, such as white, peach, sky blue and grey. Mix light neutrals.

Colours to ignore

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Since your skin will have yellow or green undertones, avoid wearing shades of these colours.

Darker skin

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Much like those with mid-tone skin, people with darker skin can carry any colour easily.

Colours to wear

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Bright colours, such as white, cobalt blue, red, etc are great but be mindful of adding balance to your outfit.

Colours to ignore

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Avoid wearing dark-coloured outfits.

Originally published August 5, 2019