How to wear colour: Finding your pallet – Light

I’m passionate about helping women to wear more colour – my personal styling business where I help women with colours analysis is the whole reason this blog started in the first place! The right colours make you look and feel your very best. They change the compliments you receive from “ooh that’s a lovely dress!” to “ooh you look lovely!”. Even better, once you have your colour pallet sorted all¬†of the colours in it mix and match, making your wardrobe situation more of a rainbow of joy rather than an ‘urgh, I’ve got nothing to wear’ situation. So, I thought I’d start a short series on how to get some colour into your life!

Sound good? Well, the first thing you’ll have to work out is what colour pallet suits you best. It’s all about dressing to reflect your own colouring, and we’re starting with the Light pallet…






Take a look at yourself in the mirror (go on!), and ask the following questions…

  • Is your hair light blonde (it may have had a little help to get this way, but your natural colour should proabably be fairly blonde anyway!)
  • Are your eyebrows or eyelashes blonde?
  • Are your eyes an obvious light colour – blue, grey or green?
  • Is your skin very fair and burns easily in the sun?
If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then you are most likely a Light. Take a quick look at my Pinterest board of lights, and see if you think you fit in with these lovely ladies just to double check…

Lights have the fairest, most delicate pallet of all – you are the queen of pastels! Look for lighter colours that will reflect your natural radiance, and avoid dark colours (including black!) that will drain you. Think light navy, coffee brown and vanilla as neutrals, and then pick some of the lighter fashion colours of the season (we’ll be looking at those very soon!) to go with them!

Not you? Check back next week to see if the Deep pallet sounds more your thing!