As Valentine’s Day tiptoes closer, bringing with it a whirlwind of romantic expectations and the chance to express our love through fashion, we stand before our wardrobes pondering one of the most enchanting questions: Should we embrace the traditional hues of love in pink or red, or perhaps make a bold statement in black with our classic, yet alluring Francine Black Tie Front Dress or show off your elegant yet flirty style in the Lacey Black A-Line Dress, yet beyond the realms of tradition and rebellion lies a more nuanced consideration—the art of selecting a color that not only resonates with the spirit of Valentine’s Day but also harmonizes beautifully with our skin tone.
Understanding Your Skin’s Undertone
Before diving into the palette of Valentine’s Day, it’s essential to unlock the secret of your skin’s undertone. Skin tones are generally categorized into warm, cool, and neutral undertones. A simple way to identify yours is the vein test—look at the veins on your wrist under natural light. If they appear greenish, you likely have warm undertones. If they’re more blue or purple, you lean towards cool undertones. A mix of both suggests a neutral undertone.
Pink: The Versatile Lover
Pink, in its myriad shades, offers something for everyone. For those with warm undertones, opt for peachy or coral pinks like the Malory Dusty Pink Sweater that will complement the golden glow of your skin. Cool undertones are flattered by pinks with a bluish base, think of rose with our Danika Faux Suede Mini Dress or bubblegum pink in the sweetest little Pretty in Pink Cardigan, which will illuminate your natural radiance. Neutral undertones have the luxury of experimenting with the full spectrum of pink, from soft blush to vibrant fuchsia.
Red: The Bold Statement
Red, the emblem of passion and desire, can be a showstopper when matched correctly with your skin tone. Warm undertones are enhanced by orange-based reds, such as our Date Night Top, which echo the warmth of your skin. Those with cool undertones will find their match in blue-based reds like crimson in our Talia Top, which create a stunning contrast against the skin. For the neutral-toned, true red offers a balanced harmony in the lovely Hannah Cold Shoulder Wrap Dress, making a powerful statement without overwhelming.
Black: The Elegant Enigma
Black, often celebrated for its universality, still benefits from a thoughtful consideration of undertone. Warm undertones are complemented by blacks with a slightly brown base such as the Alana Ribbed Sweater Dress, adding warmth to the cool nature of black. Cool undertones shine in pure, stark black, which can accentuate the crispness of your skin’s undertone. Neutral undertones can lean into the classic allure of black without hesitation, as its versatility truly shines here.
The Final Touch: Accessories and Makeup
Once you’ve chosen your color, consider accessories and makeup to enhance your Valentine’s Day look. Gold jewelry, like our Iced Nikki Pavé Bracelet naturally complements warm undertones, while our silver and gunmetal Dangling Heart Necklace highlights cool undertones. A pop of color in your makeup, be it a bold lip or a smoky eye, can also serve to complement your outfit and skin tone, adding that final touch of personal flair.
In the end, the best color for you this Valentine’s Day is one that not only speaks to the theme of love and romance but also brings out your best features. Whether you choose the tenderness of pink, the intensity of red, or the mystery of black, let your choice reflect your personal style and your skin’s natural undertones. Here’s to a day of love, celebrated in confidence!