In the past few months, lots of cool brunettes have been discovering – and often celebrating – the un-pigmented strands of hair they have long been coloring over.   If you are one with this wonderfully mixed hair color, consider shifting your Key Neutral to taupe ( a grayed brown … or a brown-y gray, whichever…

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Style Solution:  Although the popular fashion myth is that everything goes with black, in truth “everything that goes with black goes with black.” Clear, bright, cool colors like those shown below look great with black. (Many other colors – especially softer, warmer or more muted ones – not so much.) Those combinations are also easy…

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Style Solution:  Blondes are usually overpowered by black and showcased by their particular shade of camel. All  the women pictured below wear camel beautifully.  Golden blondes like the woman on the far right should seek out equally golden camel or caramel tones; ash blondes want a less golden, more champagne or tan version of camel.

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Style Solution:  Brown – in it’s various versions – is flattering to far more women than black, and because it’s unexpected, it is more interesting too. Many, many less saturated colors look wonderfully sophisticated with brown. Women with color patterns like these look gorgeous in various shades of brown:

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Style Solution:  Mix gray separates with accent pieces and accessories in clear, cool, softly-bright colors. Pinks, blues, blue-based greens and purples play happily with both light and more mid-tone grays.  Keep any metallic details – buttons, jewelry, handbag closures, decorative zippers – in silver or pewter rather than gold.

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Style Solution:  Try a different neutral – ideally one that is closely related to your hair color. Although retail and the fashion press promote black as the universal choice, it really is flattering to only a small minority of women — those with very dark hair and high-contrast coloring. Black mixes best with clear, bright, cool accent…

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