When picking the perfect shoe from a vast sea of choices, there are many aspects to consider. The design, comfort and functionality are just some of the myriad of factors to keep in mind. When choosing shoes, we often choose a colour that matches our outfit, tending to overlook if it complements our skin tone. Change that today with this guide; just determine your skin tone and we will suggest the ideal pair for you! Let us jump right in.
Determining Your Skin Tone
It is important we first understand that our skin has 2 tones, the surface tone and undertone. What? When we describe the appearance of our skin (ivory, tan, dark etc.), we are actually referring to our surface tone. When we are picking out complementary colours for ourselves however, matching our undertone is actually more important. The undertone is actually the colour underneath the surface of skin. This means that you may have the same skin colour as someone, but a contrasting undertone. Confused yet? Let us break it down for you.
Generally, there are only 2 types of undertones- cool and warm. This can be determined by looking at the colour of your veins on the inside of your wrist. Do you see blue or green? If they appear greener, you are warm tone and if they look bluer, you are cool toned. Another litmus test is called the ‘white paper test’. Hold a piece of white paper up to your throat and observe what colours “jump out” of your skin against the pristine white. Blue and pink colours suggest that you have cool-toned skin while green and gold colours mean that you have warm-toned skin.
Now that we have determined your skin undertone, it is time for the fun part- picking out shoes!
I f you have a cool undertone, jewel tones such as purple, blue and green are most likely going to flatter you most.
If you have a warm undertone, earthly colours such as yellow, orange and olive green will suit you best.
Have you found your perfect pair at MBT yet?
*Images courtesy of stylecaster.com