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Embracing Contrast: How to Dress According to Your Contrast Level

In the world of fashion, understanding your contrast level can significantly impact how you put together outfits that enhance your natural features and personal style. Whether you're low to medium contrast, high contrast, or somewhere in between, embracing your unique contrast level can elevate your fashion game to new heights.


What is Contrast Level? Contrast level refers to the difference between your hair, skin, and eye color. It's essentially the degree of variation between these elements. Understanding your contrast level involves identifying whether you have light or dark features and how they interact with each other.


  • Low Contrast: People with low contrast have similar shades between their hair, skin, and eyes. For example, someone with light blonde hair, fair skin, and light blue eyes would be considered low contrast.

  • Medium Contrast: Medium contrast individuals have some variation between their hair, skin, and eyes but not as pronounced as high contrast individuals. An example might be someone with medium brown hair, olive skin, and hazel eyes.

  • High Contrast: High contrast individuals have significant differences between their hair, skin, and eyes. This could be someone with dark hair, fair skin, and blue or green eyes, or vice versa.

Dressing According to Your Contrast Level

If you're high contrast, you want your outfits to complement and enhance your striking features. Here are some tips:

  • Embrace Bold Colors: High contrast individuals can pull off bold and vibrant colors effortlessly. Opt for deep jewel tones, rich blacks, and crisp whites to make a statement.

  • Play with Patterns: Experiment with bold patterns and prints to add visual interest to your outfits. Stripes, geometric shapes, and color-blocking can work wonders for high contrast individuals.

  • Contrasting Elements: Incorporate contrasting elements into your outfits, such as pairing light tops with dark bottoms or vice versa. This helps accentuate your natural contrast.


For those with low to medium contrast, the goal is to create harmony and balance in your look. Here's how:

  • Soft and Subtle Colors: Stick to soft, muted tones and pastel shades that complement your natural coloring. Think soft blues, blush pinks, and earthy neutrals.

  • Tonal Dressing: Embrace tonal dressing by sticking to colors within the same family. This creates a cohesive and polished look without overwhelming your subtle features.

  • Avoid Harsh Contrasts: Steer clear of stark contrasts in your outfits, as they can overpower your softer features. Instead, opt for tonal variations and gentle transitions between colors.


If you fall somewhere between medium and high contrast, you have the flexibility to experiment with a wide range of colors and styles. Here's how to make the most of it:

  • Mix and Match: Experiment with mixing contrasting colors and textures to create visual interest in your outfits. Don't be afraid to pair bold hues with softer tones for a dynamic look.

  • Balance is Key: Aim for balance in your outfits by incorporating both light and dark elements. This could mean pairing a light top with dark bottoms or vice versa to maintain harmony.

  • Accessorize Wisely: Accessories can be a great way to add pops of color or contrast to your look. Experiment with statement jewelry, scarves, or belts to elevate your outfit.


Understanding your contrast level is key to unlocking your full fashion potential. Whether you're high, low, or somewhere in between, embracing your natural features and experimenting with color, texture, and silhouette can help you create stylish and cohesive outfits that reflect your unique personality and style. If you want to see some examples check out my latest YouTube video. If you want to know your contrast level or best colors, schedule a color analysis session or take the free online color quiz and then purchase one of my digital style guides. So go ahead, dress to impress, and let your contrast shine!

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