People with dark complexion are beautiful beyond measure but a lot of people don’t know how to look their best with their melanin magic. From Denzel Washington to Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor, men that are dark in complexion are some of the most stylish and sleek dressers on the planet.
One thing that these black men have going for them is that they know the type of outfits to wear that will not only help to flatter their dark complexion but also look their best. If you have black and proud, here are some tips that can help you look sleek and stylish.
Go With A Navy Suit
While there’s a very high chance that every Tom, Dick and Harry will look good on a well tailored blue suit, not many fair-complexioned men will be able to pull off the look when paired with a classic gingham shirt, on-trend knit tie, and handsome brown Oxfords.
The dark suit still also offers enough contrast with your skin tone, especially if your shirt is a lighter colour such as pastel pink.
Use More Of Pastels
If you have a dark complexion, pastels should be your best friend. Contrast is especially important if you’re keen about flattering your skin tone. This makes warm and bright colours pair beautifully with your dark complexion.
However, extremely bright colours and hues such as lime greens and brilliant yellows tend to stand out exceptionally and as such, chalkier pastel tones tend to help your dark complexion glow in contrast. If you’re thinking of incorporating pastels with your look, Polos and button-down shirts are an easy way to add them to your wardrobe.
Stay Off Black And White
While contrast appears to be the most paramount thing on your mind, wearing black and white may just be too much of a good thing. Deciding to wear bright plain white can be simply too stark against a very dark skin tone.
More so, at the other end of the spectrum, wearing black doesn’t offer enough contrast and can clash seriously with your skin tone. An exception to this rule is wearing socks. The black colour is a safe option that won’t stand out too much, unlike lighter colours.
Use The Right Accessories
Since you have a dark complexion, your skin tone provides a great backdrop for bright and lovely fashion accessories. A white watch face is suitable because the timepiece stands out even more. This is also applicable to accessories that come in gold, silver, and platinum details, as they help to shine by comparison.
Sunglasses are another fashion item you should put into consideration. Darker sunglasses tend to get lost in your face, as such, opt for reflective or coloured shades instead.
Use More Of Tan And Grey
Yet again, contrast should be your watchword. Suits that come up in lighter colours are much more better as they can help to flatter your dark complexion. As such, it is better to look for formal wears that comes in shades of grey and very light brown.
You may also want to consider adding Khaki trousers to your wardrobe and employing them as a staple wear for the simple reason that they provide the much needed contrast. These neutrals go with everything, especially outfits that come as pastels and brighter colours that would flush out paler skin tones.