Strut to Street: Color Works

Pastel Peach

Pastel Peach

Lilac

Lilac

Yellow

Yellow

Neon

Neon

Shades of Summer

I have talked quite a bit over the last 6 months about color and a few months ago I did a blog post called IN LIVING COLOR.  In that post I gave some great info about color and how to wear it so if you didn’t get a chance please go back and take a look at that entry!

As summer quickly approaches I want to talk about the 4 biggest color trends I see happening and several of them are fresh off the runway for the upcoming summer months! 

PEACH/CORAL – This shade just screams summer to me!  It has been ages since we have seen these hues on clothing racks in stores and they are beautiful shades to add into your wardrobe.  I know peach can be a challenging shade to wear if you are fair skinned or just haven’t seen the sun since last summer.  If that is the case, go for a bold relative of peach and wear a vibrant coral shade.  This color works on all skin tones!  Or if you like the idea of a softer peach shade, as I always say, bring in the color through your accessories. 

YELLOW – Yellow is another controversial color much like peach as so many people think they can’t wear it.  However, I am here to tell you that is simply not the case!  It’s not that you can’t wear yellow, or any color for that matter, it is about finding the right shade of the color.  So, if a pastel yellow isn’t for you then go for a bolder yellow, or even as I am going to mention in a second a neon yellow.   And prints are a fantastic way to add certain colors into your wardrobe.  If you don’t want or particularly like a solid yellow (or insert color here) then find it in a print.  Yellow animal print, or peach mixed with other pastel colors.  There are always ways to add the shade into your closet and into your life!

LAVENDER (my personal favorite as I love all things lavender and all shades of purple) – When I think of lavender in any capacity it just makes me think of France and that puts a smile on my face and warms my heart.  As with all colors you just have to work with the tone and shade that you like best.  Now as a stylist I must say I have never known lavender or various shades of the color not to work on any skin tone.  This is always a lovely shade that is a breath of fresh air!  And mixing yellow, peach, and lavender are an amazing combination!  This shade is elegant and always just looks chic and classy.  And go a step further by adding fresh lavender flowers into your home, give a lavender candle as a gift, or indulge in lavender ice cream (one of my favorites).  This summer is all about lavender! 

NEON  - Go all in this summer with the fluorescent shades of the 90’s!  Neon pink, orange, yellow, green….any or all they add the perfect “live out loud” colors to your closet.  For most of us a full head-to-toe look in all neon hues is a bit over-the-top but adding it into a specific element into your look is fun, easy, and appropriate for all ages! 

My summer challenge to you is to add each of these above-mentioned colors into your wardrobes this summer.  I would love to see your photos so please DM me with your looks or tag me if you post yourself wearing one of the summer colors.  I would love to see them!

XO Tamara


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