What colour of shirt and tie suits you best?
Do you already have a shirt you feel great in? What colour is it? Do you have a shirt you feel less confident in? What colour is that one? Robert Smart menswear in York can offer great advice and have a huge range of shirts and ties in our York shops.
Colour doesn’t always have something to do with whether a shirt looks good on you or not. Sometimes it’s the fit or lack thereof. Alternatively, the style may not suit your body type. However, colour plays a part in how clothes look on you. Whenever possible, you should narrow down the color choices before trying on a shirt. A great fit won’t help you if the colour makes you look sallow.
How to find flattering clothing colours
Your complexion and colouring have a lot to do with what flatters you. Some complexions can get away with almost any shade. Dark skin is as at home in deep colours as it shines with pale ones. White and pale yellow look especially striking against dark skin. Paler complexions look best in pastels and muted colours.
Hair colour also plays a part in colour choices. Red or ginger hair looks great with green or yellow. Peaches, browns, and neutrals also complement this complexion. A red head or ginger haired individual should substitute ivory or cream for white. Blondes look good in pastels, such as pale blue and pink. Brunettes shine in bright colours, such as hot pink, purple, and red.
Pairing ties with shirts
As well as suiting your complexion, a tie should complement the shirt as well. Try complementary colours on the colour wheel. A yellow shirt goes well with a purple tie. Blue goes well with pink or orange. Although a green shirt with a red tie may look too much like holiday décor, green and pink go together nicely.
Finding the right colours for your shirts and ties is easy with a little practice. Try placing the shirt close to your face to check the colour harmony. If you find a colour that suits you, stock up on shirt and ties in that shade. Finding the right colours is just as important as finding the right fit. Robert Smart menswear in York can offer great advice and have a huge range of shirts and ties in our York shops.