Bright outfit 1 Adam: "I'm crazy about strong color at any age. But if you try to offset brights with black, the resulting contrast is harsh and unflattering, especially to older skin (it also makes gray hair look washed-out). Fall's rich harvest shades (eggplant, squash, burgundy) might not be as scary as neons, but they're still fairly intense—soften their impact by mixing in earthy neutrals like brown, camel, or gray."

Before: "The Bumble-Bee Effect is what results from a "just add black" approach to wearing color. Orange + black = The Great Pumpkin. Red + black = Superhero Syndrome. I could go on...."

Bright outfit 2
After: Under a warm brown coat, a burnt-orange dress positively glows (both, Halston)—and so does Regina in her face-flattering new haircut. Tights and shoes (Wolford; Halston) are in tonally relevant ginger.

Necklace, Pono by Joan Goodman. Belt, Linea Pelle Collection.


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