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Colorful summer styles for women by seasonal palette

Colorful summer styles for women by seasonal palette

Warmer days are just around the corner, so I’ve rounded up some colorful summer styles for women. And because so many of you have mentioned that you find it helpful, I’ve organized them by seasonal color palette.

The power of color

Every time I work with a color client, I’m reminded of just how enlivening and energizing color can be. There’s always a moment in the color draping process where we hit one of their “wow” colors that’s like flipping on a light switch. It’s magic. They glow. And often gasp, and then smile.

Susan Blakey Color & Style Services clients draped in their best colors.

Building a cohesive wardrobe in your best colors

Building a wardrobe in your seasonal palette (Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter) can take some time. Not every color is available every season, so think of it as a long-term, ongoing process. And as I tell my color clients, when you do find something in one of your best colors that also suits your style, snap it up!

But, once you have a good foundation of pieces in your palette, you’ll find that it’s easier to get dressed, as the colors work together. You can do more with less. (And it’s easier to put together travel capsule wardrobes!) So I like to periodically feature some current season items with seasonal color palette recommendations.

Spring & summer styles by seasonal color palette

In warmer months, a colorful top or dress can be a great way to add visual interest to your outfits. I’ve included several styles with sleeves, as I know many of you prefer them, but you can often find short-sleeved or sleeveless options in the same colors. Here are a few colorful tops and dresses, broken down by color season…

Winter palette

I keep hearing from Winters that you have trouble finding clothes in your colors this time of year, let’s start with you.

Green continues to be a big color trend this season, and that includes a lot of Winter’s Emerald greens.

I’ve also been seeing a good number of pinks, reds, and purples from the Winter palette.

And of course, Cobalt/Royal Blue…

Spring palette

The last few seasons have been really good for Spring greens.

Various shades of peach, apricot, orange, and warm red are also making an appearance.

I’m not seeing much Spring aqua/seafoam this season, but here’s a classic polo shirt in a lovely aquamarine…

Lands' End cotton polo shirt in Aquamarine
CLASSIC POLO
(In Misses, Petite, Tall & Plus sizes. Some brighter Winters might be able to wear this one too…)

And pink…

Summer palette

Summers, you’ll find lots of your soft blue and white this time of year. That’s a given, so I thought I’d focus on some of your other colors for more variety.

Autumn Palette

Autumns, you have some really lovely options too. Let’s start with one I’m really excited about for you…

This “Aegean” color from Eileen Fisher ranges from your Kingfisher to Marine Navy, depending on the fabric. There are a lot of pieces available in this color, and will look gorgeous with browns, olives, camel, as well.

More in “Aegean”



I always find a lot of olives and sages, here are a few that caught my eye…

Boden crochet knit cardigan in Gingerbread
OPEN KNIT CARDIGAN
(for cool evenings, or tie over shoulders. Golden Springs can wear this color too.)

Interested in discovering your seasonal color palette & best colors?

Manina from Red Leopard and I will be holding a Color Event in Los Angeles, on May 17, 18, and 19. Our first event was SUCH fun, and we’re so excited to be able to offer again. We still have a few spots available, but they’re going fast. If you’re ready to make one of the best investments in your style and yourself, we’d love to see you! Book HERE.

And if those dates don’t work, you can always schedule a Personal Color Analysis with me in Los Angeles. Email me at [email protected] to schedule.

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