Top 5 Summer Colors to Wear
When summer arrives and the sun comes out, it is officially time to put away those dark sweaters and heavy jackets, and replace them with bold, fun, breezy tops and bottoms in the season’s best shades. Summer allows for bright colors to be worn in combinations that are more daring than the other seasons and any fashionista should take advantage.
Purple is a universally flattering color that can be found in all different hues. This summer, the bolder the better! Grape colored shades will win over lavender in the stores and should in personal wardrobes as well. With the sun shining down, a full purple dress can be worn with ease and without looking overpowering, but for those less bold, a bright purple accessory such as a purse or a pair of flats is an easy way to integrate it.
Flowers are yellow, sunshine is yellow, smiley faces are yellow, and clothing this time of year should be too. Yellow is perfect for showing off recently sun kissed skin and beautiful tanned limbs. Yellow was the color of choice for many celebrities during this summer’s flurry of fashion events for good reason. Be sure to select colors that are bolder, rather than in the mustard yellow family for this season. This shade works in all forms of garments but be careful not to mix a bright yellow with too many other bright colors – this one can stand on its own.
Not quite pink but still packing a beautiful flirty and girly punch, coral is a flattering and versatile color. It also complements many other shades and is a wonderful choice for a base color on which to add more accessories. Typically coral is worn more as a top than as a dress or skirt, which gives many options for what to pair it with on the bottom. For a particularly “summer fun” look, try wearing a coral top with white Daisy Dukes to turn heads everywhere. Even a coral bracelet will add some kick.
Cool, easy, and reminiscent of tranquil ocean waters far away, teal is the quintessential summer color. Perfect for beachwear in the form of swimsuits, halter dresses, or wraps, teal can also be transitioned to everyday wear in tops and skirts. Though an eye catching color itself, teal lends itself surprisingly well to being paired with other bold shades, so experiment with other summer colors.
Metallics are not just for hard, heavy hitting autumn and winter jackets. When done right they are perfect for summer. Typically summer metallics are carried off through accessories such as jewelry, shoes, or handbags. That said, the brave can attempt full metallic garments as well. A tank top in a metal shade paired with a cute pair of jeans is a sexy look for those late summer nights out of the town, and a more tamed down version of a metallic dress with sensible heels could even be stylish in the office during the hotter months.
Serina is a fashion expert and home style advisor. She also recommends an interior design of your home to match with your new Summer colors. Complimenting them with a fresh paint job in your home can do wonders to add some spark and freshness into your life. Select the appropriate enamel paint, as it’s typically the most hard wearing, and go crazy with your new, Summer style!