For years, because I have brown hair and brown eyes, it was assumed that I would look good in these colors. (this was back in the days before the seasonal color theory caught on…) It was a reasonable thesis, because my eyes are decidedly amber-ish, but it just never worked out. I’m glad that I stumbled onto this idea for including unflattering colors in a wardrobe; maybe now I can have a reconciliation with warm gold and cognac shades!
This first color feels like caramel to me – I would be tempted to pour the nail polish over ice cream…
(and note that the handbag is NOT leather, so it is NOT blindingly expensive!)
This is DEFINITELY an autumn leaf color! It doesn’t overpower the brown, which makes sense when you think of leaves attached to the branches of a tree.
I thought that this was challenging, but I’m glad to have done it, and I’m throwing it out for your feedback. I could see it on the street – someone with brown hair to tie it together? What do you think?
Here, I felt like the taupe clothes took a quiet back seat to the deep rust of the accessories. Leather goods in this color were often described as “saddle”. I’ve never ridden a horse, so I can’t possible comment! (but okay, the bracelet is called “luggage”, and I’ve traveled a lot, and NEVER with a bag that color. Color names are IMPOSSIBLE…)
Here’s another case where navy is equal to the most bold accessories! I don’t know why navy is so often considered a conservative, staid, stodgy color…
This warm gold is just yummy, and I love the way the rows of beads and the twisted effect of the bracelet go together… And that nail polish is pretty swoon-worthy…
With this, I’m going to close the curtain on Unflattering Colors. For the next few days, I have something to give away, and I might miss a day or two for family activities. Fear not, I’ll be back, pronto!