Dark floral prints are just as summer-y as light ones!
We have had some rainy days this week here in Atlanta! But that doesn’t stop me from bringing you guys some florals! Last week I had a few readers tell me they can’t really pull off the floral look. The Dickens you say!!! Most of the complaints were that florals drown out fairer skin and they can’t pull it off because they have red or yellow skin undertones. HA! I laugh in the face of the phrase “I Can’t” especially when it comes to colors and prints. There’s one for everyone. This week I give you pale and light ladies of an example of a floral that will look perfect on you! So grab your blush and bronzer…I wanna talk to you for a minute.
Do you find yourself getting flushed out by busy prints? Does it reflect on your face and make you look like a chameleon? Or worse…like Kim K in the couch dress? Have no fear! Your fashion fairy is here! What you want to do is wear darker based florals. Go for red or pink flowers on a burgundy background. This will still reflect on your face, but in a good way. It will totally give you a blushing school girl glow. Or go with brown flowers on a tan background, a bit darker than last weeks’ floral piece. This will give you a nice bronze reflection, making you look golden like you’ve just had a fresh tan. My favorite is a bright floral on a black background. This will darken you up a bit and not reflect on your skin as much in the bright summer sun.
“So, Krystal, what do I need blush and bronzer for?”
Well you’re going to need that to compliment the new glow you have from that fabulous floral! What you wanna do is use the blush to compliment the red floral or the bronzer to compliment the tan! You get where I’m going with this? And don’t be afraid of colors with your makeup. If you’re wearing a coral floral (hey! That rhymes) you want to try an orange based blush, for red try a mauve blush, trying tan you may want to go with a copper bronzer. Play with it a little, but don’t think pink blush and gold bronzer are your only options. The idea here is to highlight the parts of your face that catch reflections and make that color pop against your floral. Okay, lesson for the day is over…on to the outfit.
I had to go fresh faced for a few days because I had a pretty terrible break out. No more Neutrogena Oil-free Makeup Remover for me. It’s a great and efficient product, but my skin hates it. I’m rocking my mom’s matching jacket and shirt set from JCPenny’s St. Johns Bay. I love this combo because I didn’t have to fool around with finding a top to match! I raid my mom’s closet often because she’s a pretty weird dresser too! I did think that this jacket and top would flush me out without makeup, but I went for it anyway and it worked out fine! See, I’m still alive, don’t be scared to experiment! The pants and shoes were basic black because I really didn’t want to push it. Cut me some slack guys…I had on a matching shirt and jacket! Lol! The pants are my trusty Old Navy Rockstar fit skinnies and the shoes are Express, you can shop similar shoes here.
Stay tuned, next Friday we will see how to pull together a multi-color block floral look! How would you rock this jacket set?!