Navy Base

From dusky to bright pink, lemon to sunshine yellow, apple to mint green, terracotta to tango orange and taupe to mink brown. All these colours work well with an outfit that has navy as a base. If you need a break from black – navy gives you many alternatives to work with in outfit building!

Using a green base
This shows two sides of using green as a base colour for an outfit. Depending on the green that works with your skin tone and hair colour you can go warmer or colder, lighter or darker, brighter or muted with the coloured accessories!
A Range of Greens
Perhaps you’ve never considered how many different greens there are in the world?
You can begin to understand why it might be difficult to find the right green for yourself when there are so many out there.
Choose the right green for you and the right outfit for your working environment and you will have a winning professional outfit.

Here I am in a green dress!:
Kerry and guests

One red dress many colour combinations
Instead of pairing a red dress with black accessories, red can be worked with many other coloured accessories. For instance you could go for dark brown, light brown, beige, pale blue, navy, pale grey OR dark grey! The easiest method is to pick one colour that matches well.
If you try and keep to a maximum of three colours in the outfit you will look put together, not too matchy matchy and not too overwhelming colourwise!
  1.  Select red dress (main base colour)
  2. Select second colour (contrast/lifting colour: dark navy bag and shoes)
  3. Add a neutral to run through the outfit (nude tights, nude tone cardigan/jacket and pearl/nude toned jewellery)- could be black, nude or white

Don’t Forget To Give it Some Lippy

YesJust thought I’d do a quick morning share as I get ready this morning for my PR meeting!Yes 5

I love red lipstick!

There are so many shades out there to choose from. I’m pretty convinced there is a good shade of red for everyone!!

I think it’s a shade that means business – don’t mess with me. It’s strong and powerful: women embrace your red shade.

I think if you don’t want to over do it with red in the work environment you can layer up the colour. One sheer layer for work and then add to it for the evening.

Lisa Eldridge gives us some tips on how to create the perfect red lips in an online video.

At Refinery29 they have uncovered some of the best shades for every skin tone.

Just add coral

Women working in a wide variety of professions and work places should find navy a great colour to have in their wardrobe. Within the name ‘navy’ there are a variety lighter hues and darker shades, so you can find one that suits your colouring.

In my dress collection for professional women one of the staple colours I offer is a deep traditional shade of navy. It’s almost black but can be more flattering than black and it’s a colour you see me often wear! (For more information on navy)

Today I am wearing my Missy dress in navy. I have matched it with a favourite colour of mine; coral.
Navy and coral

I have some coral court shoes and a coral scarf with white spots. I think it really lifts it as an outfit.

Coral scarf and shoes
Coral scarf and shoes
Some lovely practical (nice chunky stylish heel) coral shoes I have found that would work in this outfit are these Charlotte Olympia pumps:

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coral pumps:

You could try a coral coloured necklace as an alternative to a scarf such as these nice beads:

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I’d have a nice summery Ivory bag with this outfit such as this gorgeous Saint Laurent Cabas tote:
Saint Laurent Small Cabas Y leather tote
 coral accessories, navy dress

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