Photo: Greg Kessler
What to Consider
Yellow is tough to wear near your face unless you have dark skin or hair. Fair-skinned women look best in warm, rosy tones. Orange, red, and pink look good on everyone, not just Barbie—really!
For day, wake up neutral clothes with a vivid shoe or bag. After hours, pair colorful clothes with metallic accessories.
Bright colors attract the eye, so if you're hippy, try a notice-me top with plain—or equally intense—bottoms.
Left: Dress, DKNY, $295. Shoes, Anna Baiguera. Center: Jacket, $1,050, and skirt, $495, Max Mara. Tank, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, $280. Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti Design. Right: Jacket, Worthington by JCPenney, $40. Tank, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, $280. Pants, DKNY, $195. Shoes, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela.