Following on from Sunday’s post on finding an outfit for barbecues, I received another message; this time from Jamie S. asking the following question about finding clothes that make your eyes sparkle:
Love the site, I’m a regular reader. Found the last post you did really interesting, but there was one bit I was hoping for a hand with. You say you should wear a shirt that brings out the colour in your eyes. I’m finding this difficult… I’ve got regular g[r]een eyes, what should I do?
Thanks for the message Jamie. Needless to say, it’s not quite as difficult as you might imagine. The key to success is taking a close look at our standby personal shade consultant, ‘the colour wheel’.
We know complementary colours sit next to each other on the wheel; ergo, if you have blue eyes and want something that complements, a green or violet shirt would be ideal.
Likewise, we know colours sitting opposite each other on the wheel are in stark contrast; in other words, these are the colours that we’re looking for to get that visual ‘pop’. Therefore, in the case of your mid-green eyes, a strong red would be ideal.
However, before you go reaching for your finest crimson v-neck sweater, remember the impact different shades have on your skin tone. If you find a strong tone is too much, find a shade that’s subtler. Below you’ll find a list of common eye colours and their corresponding shade on the wheel for when you want something to ‘pop’:
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Brown eyes with Navy shirts
Hazel eyes with Midnight Blue shirts
Blue eyes with Orange shirts
Blue/Gray eyes with Citrus Orange shirts
Light Gray eyes with Blue shirts
Dark Green eyes with Red shirts
Light Green eyes with Pink shirts