The end of the year holidays are often an opportunity to wear pretty gold and silver outfits. Yes, but how and with what to wear them without falling into disguise? Here are all our tips.
Denise Houssard, the image consultant, takes stock of these colors to adopt and gives us her tips to stay chic and stylish during the holidays. “First of all, color has its own language. She speaks through nuances, intensities, but also shapes, lines, volumes… It conveys multiple messages. Look at our Impressionists, they left us a beautiful lesson in hot/cold contrast. Through the play of a simple nuance, the image of a person can become cheerful, peaceful, melancholic, aggressive, or dynamic. Color makes it possible to express various expressions on the face. Everything will depend on the typology, noted in the light of day: the color of the skin, that of the eyes, without forgetting the natural basis of the color of the hair.”
All the fashion tips to wear gold and silver brilliantly
In ready-to-wear, who do you advise to wear gold instead?
As for the warm hue, the composition includes more yellow in the color. Thus, here is who I would advise favoring gold:
– Light complexions with often freckles, brown hair with red or golden highlights, green, turquoise, blue, or hazelnut colored eyes.
– Golden beige complexions with freckles (sometimes) or golden peach skin, with chestnut, auburn, or red hair, rather dark, and brown or green eyes, rather dark as well.
What about money?
As for the cold hue, this time the composition includes more blue in the color. Here’s who I’ll recommend the money to:
– Light complexions (tendency to pink) and who tan quite difficultly, with light, blond hair and blue, gray-blue, or green eyes.
– Contrasting complexions, that is to say pale, ivory, or porcelain way, or on the contrary tanned, matte, black, and even olive or peach. For hair, often brown, bluish-black, dark chestnut, gray or white, and brown eyes, dark green, blue-green or gray-blue, dark.
It should be noted that there is no “advertising stereotype” and any theory has its limits, so also test in front of your mirror a warm color, then a cold color, and opt for the one that gives a dream complexion, for the one that lifts!
Which colors to mix gold?
Associating gold with warm colors is simpler: just take your personal color palette and make the contrasts that best suit. For example the matte and glossy effect on the same color.
And money, we coordinate it with what shades?
There, it will be associated with cold colors. I do not forget that some creators have looked at the gold and silver combination and it is very successful. Apart from pure creations, the gold-silver mixture does not highlight: it’s too heavy!
What are the mistakes not to make?
The overlay of effects… kills the effect! It makes more sense to respect the chosen contrast. There is no ugly color, there are only seductive or failed colorful reports. Above all, make sure to test in the light of day.
Do you advise more to opt for a strong gold or silver coin or small touches?
The most important thing is to focus on the desired effect. If we prefer the main garment (dress or set) gold/silver, the accessories must be sober. If, on the contrary, we opt for a slightly more neutral outfit, accessories such as the scarf, belt, jewelry, or shoes (like the trendy gold and silver boots) will enhance the toilet.
How do you find the right balance?
The right balance will be the harmony of similar tones with a gradient effect or contrast effect. It is enough that the choice is clear. Avoid, for example, wearing all your jewelry on D-Day at the same time!
Still in the outfit, can we wear gold and silver together?
If we let a creator turn us into “Queen of Sheba” why not, but in general this kind of association is too “loaded”. One of the other will highlight better. Do not let yourself be overshadowed by the garment!
And on the jewelry and accessories side, can we mix?
For jewelry and accessories, it is the same principle. If we want to avoid falling into the too “disguised”, we respect its range of colors, and we opt for its ideal color, the one that suits us well. Gold or silver? The mixture, in any case, would cancel out the precious effect!
Finally, one last piece of advice not to look like a “Christmas tree” during the holidays?
Avoid “too much”!
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