After months of intermittent store closures, it’s no surprise to see huge mark-downs on women’s Spring/Summer clothing. And many of us are more than ready for a wardrobe refresh. But shelter-at-home has convinced us that we don’t need MORE clothes; we need the RIGHT clothes. Here’s my first round of picks …
Skimming the websites of women’s specialty stores, I started with j.jill, where I found some good basics in hard-to-find colors. These are especially valuable wardrobe extenders because you can buy them as over/under coordinates or top+bottom color columns. And nearly all the pieces are available in Misses, Petite, Womens and Tall. Special discounted pricing for the holiday weekend – check it out!
This teal green called Mediterranean is a nearly universally flattering color family because it is the color wheel opposite (compliment) of human skin.
It makes a bright summer combo with white/off-white denim, but carries right into Fall paired with nearly any neutral – black, gray, taupe, navy, chocolate or caramel brown. Abalone shell jewelry is an deal accessory choice.
Blue Opal – a purple-y-blue periwinkle – is one of those elusive colors that doesn’t show up too often, but really pops, especially on gals with dark brunette, transitioning or silver hair. Mix it with your hair color or navy.
Caraway – a sage tone, cooler than a true Olive green – is an under-recognized neutral with amazing versatility. Especially flattering to any woman with green-tone eyes and others with mid-temperature, mid-value coloring. Use it in surprising mixes with pale blush, dusty aqua, celery green or soft muted plum.
Which color will be the best pick-me-up for your closet?