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The Best Colors for Your Skin Tone

The following is a guest post from our friends at The Budget Fashionista.

While summer 2012 is all about color (from pastel pinks to neon green), it can be difficult to find out which color works for your specific skin tone. So we put together a few tips for dressing for your skin tone this summer.

If Your Skin Tone is Pale, Then…
Avoid looking like a washed-out tweaker from Breaking Bad by sticking to the paler colors of this season, like soft oranges (think melon) and blues (think sky), both of which work well with paler skin tones. Another option is to look for colors that are neutral to your skin tone (like beige or cream). Note: when you wear beige or cream, add gold accessories–like a great gold necklace or belt–to add a bit of warmth to the ensemble.

If Your Skin Tone is Medium, Then…
It’s going to be harder for you to dress this spring/summer, since pastels can read “ashy” and bright colors can add a yellow tint to your skin. Stick to colors that are more middle-of-the-road, like tans, standard green, and standard yellow.

If Your Skin Tone is Dark, Then…
You’re in luck, because all the colors, from the brightest blue to the most basic black, look fabulous on you. Because you can, try and play around with the bright colors of the season, like lime greens and raspberry pinks. Also try bright purples and play around with neon oranges.

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