Today I am featuring Jess, a reader who blogs at Ruffles & Snarkiness (awesome blog title).
Jess was one of the Giveaway winners, so she got a personalized color list in addition the blog feature. Let’s take a look at her photos and interview.
What color do you wear the most? I find that I wear a vast array of colors these days, but I prefer to wear a lot of reds, pinks, and browns. I have been slowly replacing everything black from my wardrobe in order to be a bit more versatile.
What color do you wear the least? Well, this is awkward, but I super hate the color bright yellow. I feel like it makes my skin extremely blotchy, so in general I try to stay away from brighter colors and do more earth tones.
What color do you feel sexy in? I really feel the sexiest when I’m in browns, reds and/or ivory/creams. I have been really enjoying Ivory and browns together lately.
What color do you get the most compliments in? It’s kind of odd, but it really depends on what color I have my hair. Ever since I went back to my dark auburn natural hair color, I have found that I get more and more compliments when wearing reds and greens. There is also a navy blue sweater that I wear in winter that I get a lot of compliments in.
The first thing that jumped out at me from Jess’s pics were the ones of her in turquoise/teal and black outfit, and the green tank top. She just looks so….fresh in both! Jess’s natural hair color is a darker brown so when evaluating coloring I always take into account how hair color can throw things off. In the green tank top, the lighter/brighter red color contrasts with her face and washes her out a bit. If she had her darker hair in this particular photo, you’d be able to see her beautiful green eyes better, and the whole look would flow. You can see the positive effect her darker hair and the cooler color clothes have on her better in the photo of her in black with red hearts, and the turquoise/teal and black.
Also interesting are the photos of Jess in red. The one in the middle is a warm, tomato red and the one at the bottom is closer to a true red. See the difference? Jess looks much better in the true red.
Jess’s interview gives a clue to her season, like most interviews have so far. She HATES yellow! She talks about the negative effect that color has on her overall look. See where we’re going here?
Jess is a Winter. Although Jess says she tries to avoid bright colors, I think she should embrace them–just the bright colors on the cooler side of the spectrum. She’s on the right track with the true reds, greens, turquoises, and pinks that she likes. I think she should gravitate away from the ivory/brown/cream family. I think especially if she had the lighter red hair color, it would be easy to confuse which colors are best for her. I think she looks clear and fresh with her darker hair color. I also think she shouldn’t avoid black (which she states in her interview), black looks wonderful on her but keep pairing it with a bright, cool color like she does with the red hearts and turquoise pattern.