If you have soft, gentle coloring you’ve probably already learned that so many fashion-favorite colors – the so-called “jewel tones” – can overpower you entirely. But right now you’re in luck, with soft colors featurd prominently in several national women’s specialty stores and e-tailers. Read on to meet one such woman, see her optimal colors and some shopping suggestions to keep her in the spotlight.
Valerie is a client from Saskatchewan Canada. Working remotely, we developed her color fan — isn’t it gorgeous? — and a wish book of styles that she can hopefully duplicate from her local retailers. Because she is a sewing enthusiast, we included fabric combos as well as ready-to-wear examples.
Timing is everything, they say. And right now several retailers are featuring color stories similar to Valerie’s yummy soft colors. But don’t wait. Specialty stores introduce a new color pallette about every 4-5 weeks.
Pair them with not-quite-white denim (I’m watching for the ones I found last year at LL Bean to reappear), light wash blues or sandy tan (not khaki) bottoms and roll right through summer, dressed up or dressed down.
Or if you prefer to sew your new wardrobe additions, here are some options from our collection of ponte and jersey knits, paired up with accent scarves::