As a dark skinned woman who has a very colorful wardrobe, I’m often surprised when other black women stop me on the streets with compliments but insist that they “can’t get away with” wearing the same colors. Say what?!
I’m not trying to brag here, but dark skin looks good in literally every shade so it makes no sense to me when women are convinced that they should always play it safe.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t necessarily think walking around looking like a giant neon marker at the office is appropriate nor fashionable but you can certainly explore far beyond black, brown and other darker hues on the color wheel.
Like with anything else, wearing bold colors is all about presentation. No matter the season, a bold colored top, bottom or accessory can have you looking stylish, original yet simple and classy.
The following are my favorite wardrobe shades and tips on getting away with bold colors on that deep melanin of yours:
This is a shade I see many dark skinned women shy away from because of it’s loud, obnoxiousness. It’s contrast with dark skin can attract a lot of unwanted stares. However, this is a color choice that has a lot of originality and potential.
For the modest: Go warm. Butterscotch, honey, yellow-gold and mustard yellow colored garments are the perfect way to ease this striking tint into your closet. If you’re not ready to do it big, then a yellow belt, handbag or jewelry statement piece is the way to go.
For the edgy: Be BOLD! Pineapple, lemon and banana yellows are more your speed. Be fearless in a sunny yellow top or pea coat for the winter.