ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Black And Gold

All About Beauty

Color is a powerful concept because it can express various themes and emotions without the use of words; especially when multiple colors are paired together. My favorite color duo would have to be black and gold. Black is understated and sophisticated, while gold is flashy and exciting. Put the two of them together in an outfit and there appears to be a smooth flow rather than a clash. Black and gold are, according to me, the yin and yang of the color spectrum, so of course I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted this Fashionista on campus. Not only did she have the black and gold look in her clothes; she had it shining through her hair.

How to get the hair: Two-toned hair is simple if you leave your haircare in the hands of professionals, but for a fun DIY project, first select your main hair color (if you’re a natural blonde or brunette, you’re halfway there). Once your rinse out the main color, apply the second color. You can apply the dye to several strands in your hair for subtle highlights, or you can be edgy like this Fashionista and simply dip your tips in (our Fashionista also dyed her bangs). Make sure to stick with your basic black and gold dyes, or else you’d be headed in the ombre direction.

How to dress accordingly: If you already have black and gold hair, your outfits should be relatively simple and not match too much, or else you’d be a walking fashion-don’t. Take a cue from our Fashionista, who sported a black bubble skirt with gold chain detailing. Slide some gold bangles down your arm or paint your nails black. It’s the little things that matter and don’t draw too much attention away from your two-toned locks. Even if black and gold isn’t your ideal duality, it’s important that you highlight your colors tastefully, whether through bold color-blocking or simple accents.

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