What ethnicity do you think this girl is?
c.) Native American
d.) Puerto Rican
Put your pencils down and pass your scantron to the left. If you guessed A, you are wrong. Actually, if you guessed B, C, or D, you’re still wrong! Believe it or not, this (incredibly pretty) girl is Indian. We all know that Indian women are one of the most gorgeous women in the world but one thing that people don’t realize is that Indian women can look very ambiguous when it comes to race. Some Indian women, like the one pictured above, can look completely Latin.
But before I get off topic and rant about how much I love Padma Lakshmi and Aishwarya Rai, let me take a moment to discuss the color of your skin in relation to the color of your clothes. You see, most people think that the color of your clothes should match other parts of your outfit (ex: your shoes should match your belt, your hat should match your shirt, etc). However, what a lot of people do NOT realize is that your skin color is also a part of your outfit.
If you’re aware of your own skin tones not only can you pick outfits to compliment such features, but also hide them. Have you ever woken up to find a nasty zit placed meticulously on the most EXPOSED area of your face? FEAR NOT! If you use colors that contrast with your skin, you could easily distract the chaos above with something flashy below.
Look at the color of that dress, doesn’t it gives off this sweet/candy tone to her skin? It’s not too bright, and not too dark. The fainted rose color acts as a backdrop to her rich features and dark hair. Now if you’ll excuse, I have a few Padma Lakshmi pictures that are in need of my ogling :)