FASHION - Love earth tones but don't want to blend into the background?
When picking earth tones to wear, the trick is to look at the clothing and imagine if Marilyn Monroe was wearing it. Would it look elegant, luxurious and sexy? Or would Ms Monroe toss it to the side and look for something else.
If it can't pass Monroe's standards, why would it pass yours?
FOR REFERENCE: Earth tones is a color scheme that draws from a colour palette of browns, tans, greys, greens, and even some reds. The colours in an earth tone scheme are muted and flat in an emulation of the natural colors found in dirt, moss, trees, rocks and minerals. Many earth tones originate from clay earth pigments, such as umber, ochre and sienna.
Earth tones has a very natural, sexy look.
Depending on the fabric, the cut of the fabric or what you mix it up with, earth tones can also look rustic, festive, warm and soft. It breathes sensibility, sexuality and it slimming. Earth tones also brings out your unique qualities and compliments your skin tone.
After all, why get stuck with the little black dress in a room filled with little black dresses, when you can wear something that is both slimming and unique.
When picking clothes, regardless of what colour(s) it is, I always take into account Three Things:
#1. When/where am I going to wear this?
#2. What can I wear with this? What will it match?
#3. Will I still be wearing this 2 years from now, or 5 years from now?
And if you're on a budget, you can add a 4th: Cost.
With earth tones its really easy to accessorize and it matches with a lot of the clothes you already have (hence why brown leather jackets have stayed hot throughout the ages). Add a fedora, bandanna or long gloves and you can create a very unique look.
Brown doesn't have to be boring however.
It can be very elaborate, elegant and vibrant. Mix it up with some golds/reds/greens it becomes even festive.
And don't think for a second this is just for Winter, Spring or Autumn. A brown bikini can be quite sexy, because it matches your skin tone very well.