First, determine whether your skin's undertone is warm or cool. There are two easy way to decide that: See whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry, or whether you look better in pure white or in ivory.
If silver jewelry—or, say, a bright white T-shirt—is more flattering, your skin’s undertone is cool.
If gold jewelry complements your complexion, your skin’s undertone is warm, which means ivory likely looks better on it than white.
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If Your Skin Is Cool
Try pink- and blue-based reds, like cherry red, ruby, crimson, and strawberry.
Breezy Polkas Cardigan by Anthropologie Black-and-white polka dots are as classic as the color red, so when they come together in this linen-blend sweater, the result is completely charming.
Starr by Kensie Girl If you’re apprehensive about pulling off bright red, try an accessory away from the face. These cherry patent-leather pumps easily match anything from navy to green to brown to gray.