Choosing The Right Colors

Choosing the right color to wear can be hard, yet once you do, there are many positive impacts that it has on how you look. People will compliment on how good you look, or how good your skin looks, etc. It is all worth it because at the end of the day, comments like this make you feel better and more beautiful. Though you can wear any color that you wish, it is important to find the right shade that fits you best! One of the best ways to know which color suits you best, besides of trying and experimenting with them all, is focusing on you skin color, eye color, and hair color. Those three things create a balance in your body and depending on what color you choose to wear, you will embrace those three aspects or not embrace them at all.

Some recommendation as to what colors you should lean to are the following:

If you have pale skin and dark or blonde hair, you do well with saturated bright colors such as emerald green, red, and violet. If you have medium-brown to dark-blonde hair and medium to dark skin, tempered colors suit you best! Some examples are coral, turquoise, and lavender. Of course don’t block yourself with this idea that only certain colors look god on you, but definitely some colors will make you stand out from the crowd. I also agree that experimenting with different colors is fun and brave so keep doing that too!

Some tips for finding the right monochrome or colors that suit you are experimenting every time you can. For example, if you are in a store and you love a shirt, try it on in all the available colors and see which one makes you look best. Trust me, they all look different on you. Examining yourself in daylight with a white background is also a key factor, this will show your true skin, eyes, and hair color and thus contrast it with your outfit. It is really important to note that if you are wearing many colors at a time, try sticking to a maximum of three. More than three will seem as too much and you don’t want to look like a ridiculous clown! Combining brights and dark colors or bright and light colors can also be fun. When using light and bright colors, you can draw attention to the parts of your body that you want to accentuate and when using bright and dark colors, you can balance the appearance and structure of your body. Also remember to have some neutral clothes in your closet, such as white, beige, brown, and black because they are basic and suit with almost anything!

Hair Braiding Tips and Styles 101(Guest Blogger: Courtney Skillman)

Hair braiding is a hairstyle that is so classic yet so unique. Yes of course we all know the classic one braid to keep those unavoidable wispies of hair out of our faces, or the two pig-tailed “cowgirl” braided hairstyle that we all loved to do when we were younger (or still like to do it now…). I’m sure many of you have seen celebrities pictured on the Internet and in magazines with unique braided hairstyles that seem like they take hours to do, but now it’s time to learn how to do 5 different unique hair braided styles all by yourself. All you need is a hairbrush and long enough hair to accomplish each of these new hairstyles!

   1. French Braid

French braids are a fun and easy hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion. They are great hairstyles to keep your hair tied back while exercising as well as going out and shopping with friends!

2. Waterfall Braid

Waterfall braids are a great hairstyle for work or school because it is simple and not too extravagant for day to day activities.

3.  Slide Up Braid

The slide up braid is more how to learn for fun, rather than wear out because it does not stay in as well. The slide up braid is fun to practice on friends and will astonish anyone you show how to do it.

4.  Inside Out Braid (Dutch Braid)

This braid is one of my personal favorites. It is a great way to spice up your average day ponytail. It is also great for whenever playing sports because it helps keep back bangs or lose pieces of hair without wearing a headband; we all know headbands can be a pain because they fall off so easily.

5. Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is another great way to amaze people with your newly learned hair braiding skills. Fishtails are similar to single braids except look WAY cooler. Trust me, it’s easy to learn and fun to wear.

Hair braids can be complicated and tricky to learn, but once you learn the basic techniques, you can accomplish any other braided hairstyle. Now that you have 5 new awesome hairstyles to wear every day, go and teach a friend how to be just as fashionable and skilled as you are!