When it comes to choosing the right colours for your wardrobe, it’s easy to slip into what feels comfortable. Keeping up with the changes in fashion isn’t always easy!
So let us suggest one colour that you might consider next time you’re out looking at new dresses or tops: Midnight Blue.
Why Midnight Blue?
Well firstly, there are some great new season dresses and tops that look great in this shade. Secondly, it’s a change from just wearing plain black. Third, fashion houses like Chanel and Marc Jacobs have used similar colours in their most recent winter/fall collections.
Would we go as far as saying that Midnight Blue is the new black? It’s certainly got the same benefits of wearing black, in that it’s easy to pair with other colours in your wardrobe and also that it’s a super slimming choice. Lastly, you can really mix and match what you put with it to look amazing, and accent it with bold colours, either on the top or bottom, especially with shoes.
Who does it look best on?
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to skin tones and clothing colour. There are so many articles out there that will tell you what you should wear for your skin tone. However, with the right mix of other clothing options and accessories, you can make anything work. The right colours should make your skin, eyes and hair glow. They can also help to take away from imperfections. But let’s break it down a little bit.
If you have a lighter skin complexion, then Midnight Blue will look great on you. It doesn’t matter if you’re blonde or brunette, pair a Midnight Blue top with some black jeans or trousers and you’ll be away. A light coloured clutch or silver necklace can add a little contrast.
If you have a darker skin complexion, then cool colours like Midnight Blue mean you’ll want to add more contrast in your combinations or with your accessories. Something warm like a yellow, bright like a white or cream or even the right shade of green can really make your outfit pop. You could still wear black on the bottom, but you might want to opt for some yellow heels and a bold red lip. If you’re wearing a Midnight Blue dress, a cream jacket may provide the perfect finishing touch.
Keep it looking fresh
All clothes eventually start to fade over time, that’s inevitable. But there are ways to help slow down that process so you can get the most out of your clothes. Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is take a minute to read the laundry tag if it has one. Washing your clothes the way they should be washed will go a long way to help them stay looking fresh.
Secondly, be aware of the detergent you’re using. Do you buy on price, or use what you’re familiar with? Buying a cheaper powder or detergent might save you a few dollars at the supermarket, but stop and think about how much money you’ve spent on your clothes. What’s the point of spending hundreds on a beautiful dress if you’re skimping on the powder you wash it with?
Where can you wear it?
A Midnight Blue dress or top would look great in almost any situation. With the right top, pants and jacket, you’ll be a commanding presence in the office. A Midnight Blue dress with the right earrings and necklace will also look great at a family gathering or coffee catch up with friends. A Midnight Blue top with the right blazer or jacket is also the perfect way to make you look classy at your favourite uptown restaurant.
Midnight Blue is definitely a cool winter colour, both figuratively and literally! It offers intrigue and chic sophistication.
Adding a piece to your wardrobe will give you some great options to dress it up or down as the situation requires. Most importantly, you’ll look and feel great!