Posts Categorized: color

Reader Request: Style Tips for Pale Skin

Styling tips for pale skin

Reader Annabeth popped this question into the suggestion box:

Tricks for working with extremely pale skin. I’m very, VERY fair – to the point where, when I go without makeup, total strangers ask if I’m not feeling well. I’ve adopted the strategy of playing up my paleness rather than hiding it, but would always be happy for more tips about that.

I’ve written before about my own marked paleness here and here, but didn’t offer any style-related pale-girl tips. read more

Already Prettypoll: Your Wardrobe Palette

Years ago, I rebelled against the idea of creating a set palette of colors for my wardrobe. I loved ALL of the colors, and didn’t want to limit myself. But as time has passed and I’ve worked with more clients and my own style preferences have shifted, I’ve come to understand the utility of a palette. It narrows your shopping options, it helps create cohesion within your wardrobe, and it makes outfit assembly easier. My own current palette is mostly black, gray, and olive with burgundy, navy, and brown as secondary options. I’ve worked with clients who stuck to black and cool bright colors, ones who shifted to gray and jewel tones, and a few who worked with neutrals exclusively. Palettes are extremely personal. read more

This Week I Love …


… chartreuse.

This greeny-yellow has been an obsession of mine for over a year now. There’s something about the bright, unexpected, sour-tart look of it that just thrills me. And I’m surprised by how versatile chartreuse can be: It pairs well with neutrals like tan and gray, but also with jewel tones like magenta and purple, and even brights like cobalt. A little tough to find at times – I’m still on the hunt for chartreuse pumps – but worth the effort. Here are some chartreuse items I’m lusting after right now: read more