For whatever reason that makes no sense, Type 4s are not supposed to wear fleshtones. First off, how can the color of one's skin not be true to our innate "beauty type"? That's like saying I HAVE To dye my hair black because my natural hair color is somehow not Type 4.
So I ignore that rule. I mean, Type 4s wear "classic" well, and what is more classic than a khaki trench? I don't think I look terrible AT ALL in that. Or the nude skin tone lining under the top. Or the shoes. Nothing about this is unflattering on me. (Note: the Type 4 experts *did* give us the okay to wear nude colored shoes as long as they are really close to our skin color, but don't recommend wearing them with pants, or directly against Type 4 colors).
The trench is from Banana Republic (and their petite sizes are PERFECT, I'm in the XXS Petite and it fits like it was custom made). The top is from the Limited, the skirt is some nameless, tagless thing I bought back in college from a thrift store, the black leather belt is from the Limited, the bag is from Kate Spade (Cedar Street Maise I think?), and the shoes are Louboutin (the Pigalle Plato).
Break the rules often enough, and the experts will change the rules for you. That's how we Type 4s got a free pass on our nude shoes. Rebel, sisters!
Tracy is a sometimes-working software engineer, all-the-time mother and wife, long-distance runner, biracial, shoe-loving, multi-lingual, world traveling, wannabe fashionista who drinks entirely too much coffee. She lives in the Seattle area and enjoys making babies and judging people.
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