Happy Sunday, ladies! You may remember that this Spring, I ran a reader favorite: These 5 Colors Are In For Spring. Today, I'm going to update that post with Summer Colors 2022. The idea is simple: for each color I chose in Spring, I’ve pulled a Summer outfit from the archives. For each outfit, I've recreated it from some of my favorite retailers including Talbots, J.Crew, Ann Taylor and more. The colors I've chosen are:
2022 is the year of bright & bold colors. Retailers like FARM Rio and Tuckernuck have embraced the color explosion, and I'm loving what they're selling. But if you're not comfortable with that much color, not to worry. You can always check out my post on 5 Ways to Subtly Add Color to Your Wardrobe.
As I said back in Springr: a little color goes a lot further than we might think in a world that often seems dark.
Today I'm featuring my 5 favorite colors for Summer 2022
For each color, I've pulled an outfit from the archives and recreated a similar
Each similar is shoppable via text or image widget
My top 10 new arrivals for each color are at the end of the post
Happy Sunday, ladies! All of my regulars know how many colors I've incorporated into my wardrobe this Spring. But the truth is, not everyone loves a color pop as much as I do. A lot of us actually prefer neutrals and find it difficult to wear bright & bold colors. Not to worry, this post is for you. Today, I'm going to give you 5 ways to subtly add color to your outfit.
And if you love color as much as I do, there's still something in this post for you. I've pulled together 5 different outfits for Spring & Summer that I think you're going to enjoy. So let's get right down to it.
Today I'm featuring 5 outfits that demonstrate how to subtly add color to your outfit
The outfits I've modeled are all old, but I've put together similars for each
I've pulled together 10 of my favorite color pops at the end of the post, so don't miss them!
One of the easiest and perhaps most subtle ways to add color to your outfit is with a scarf. Scarves are great because you can incorporate them in multiple ways.
You can wear the scarf like below, or you can tie it to your handbag. However you choose to wear them, scarves come in a variety of different colors---often multi-colored---and patterns.
Find a scarf that fits your personality and subtly colorize your outfit.
Belts are an obvious but equally subtle way to add a slight pop of color to your OOTD. The outfit below is a great example: it's a simple blue & white base elevated with a slight splash of red provided by my belt.
Pants and shorts are the tried and true places to add a belt. But try adding a colorful one to a monochrome, neutral dress for an elevated look.
Shoes are another way to easily add color to your outfit. Take any monochrome outfit and spice it up with colorful shoes.
Whether you wearing sandals, heels, or just plain old sneakers, swap out your neutral shoes for a colorful pair.
I've always said, every woman should have a pair of red shoes. So, if you're dipping your tootsies into colorful waters, start with red. You can't go wrong.
The most tried and true way to add color to your outfit is with accessories. But often overlooked, another way is through outfit details.
It's not hard to find items from your favorite retailers with colorful details. From collars to dress ties to pant cuffs---these are all ways to subtly add color to your outfit.
Last but not least, is with your bag. Just a word of caution: many of us view handbags as investment pieces, which is why so many of them are neutral colors.
So if you're looking to add color to your outfit with a handbag, and I recommend you do, a few words of advice.
Pick your favorite non-neutral color. That way you can buy that bag with confidence and know no matter what the trend that season, you'll still love that color.
Start with a budget alternative. Safe and easy if you fall out of love with that particular shade of, say, orange.
Happy Sunday, ladies! A lot of exciting things happening on the blog over the past few days. As many of you know, Kelly joined us as a regular contributor. Stay tuned: Tuesday, she’s gonna share with us her first Daily Look. In the meantime, back to normally scheduled programming. Today, we’re talking—the perfect Spring color combinations.
For some context—one of my favorite posts to create this year was These 5 Colors Are In For Spring. So I decided to challenge myself: pull out interesting color combinations from that post and create outfits using only Talbots’ new arrivals.
I came up with 4 color combinations and 2 outfits each, totaling 8 outfits. My basic idea was to take a bold, trending color and pair it with a neutral. (I’m treating olive green and blue as neutrals.) Here are the combinations:
My real goal, today, is to show you new and interesting ways to add color to your wardrobe. Sometimes that introduction can be subtle through shoes and/or accessories. Sometimes it can be direct. Either way, let’s see what I came up with.
Style tip: Introduce colors into your Spring layers. You can always take them off.
For our second color combination, I went with a classic neutral base: white linen band collar popover and dark wash, everyday relaxed jeans. Super simple, and stands perfectly alone. Add a pair of loafers, and you’ve got almost a preppy look.
For my pop of color, I went with a ruffle denim jacket. Loving lavender this year.
Our second outfit introduces color directly into our base with a purple scoop neck hem tee. I went matchy-matchy with my shoe selection—a common pattern in this post. Add a classic denim jacket and you can’t go wrong.
I love cardigans for Spring, so I had to figure out how to introduce one into today’s post. I went with this super cute fringe one—the details are so fun. Orange is a bold color, but again, because I introduced it in my layers—I can always take it off during the day.
Personally, this is my favorite outfit I put together. I love, love, love the orange/black combo is as. And I really feel this outfit is bold but still wearable by just about anyone. I’m really feeling the dress/jacket combo this Spring, and this shift dress is just the cutest.
Our final color combination is yellow & blue. My first outfit will take you from Spring well into Summer. I’m a huge fan of the matchy-matchy shirt/shoe combo. And shorts finally make an appearance!
I would be remiss if I did not feature a floral dress, and this jersey midi dress would be perfect for a graduation or brunch. The yellow cotton blazer is bright, bold, and beautiful—brings a smile to my face imagining wearing this out.
Casual linen blazer | Knit shift dress | Suede espadrilles | Rattan crossbody bag | Twill jacket | Eyelet sleeve ballet neck tee | Slim ankle jeans | Suede platform espadrilles | Ruffle denim jacket | Everday relaxed jeans | Linen band collar popover | Soft Nappa loafers | Wicker flip lock bag | Fringe cardigan | Cozy cush sweatshirt | Perfect crops | Canvas espadrille wedges | Python leather crossbody bag | Notch collar sweater jacket | Knit shift dress | Capri Nappa wedge sandals | Linen collar popover | Chambray jogger shorts | Izzy knot Nappa espadrilles | Cotton blazer | Jersey midi dress | Hanna Woven Vacheteta slides | Woven straw tote
In case you missed it, yesterday, we announced Kelly Djalali coming on as a regular contributor. Here’s what that means.
On Tuesdays, Kelly will be posting an entry to our Daily Looks feed. She’ll post an OOTD and you can shop those outfits easily through the shop widget below the photo. Being of a smaller stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, Kelly will create fresh looks with a focus on classic style for petites.
On Thursdays, Kelly will be contributing a full-length fashion-related post. Whether she’s modeling outfits or giving you tips on how to build her capsule wardrobes, you can expect the same great content you’ve come to expect from SAACA.
Kelly will be reviving her Kelly’s Kitchen column on Saturdays. Each week, you can expect a delicious, easy-to-follow recipe.
Hey, gang! Today we’re continuing with our Spring Preview series with a focus on Spring colors 2022. Simply stated, Spring colors this year are bright and arguably bolder than recent years. “Very Peri”—the new shade of periwinkle—took Pantone’s 2022 color of the year. But bright yellows, orangey-reds, and blues are on-trend. Stylecaster has colors like
as in-for-Spring. If you poke around other fashion magazines and websites you’ll see similar palettes.
Today’s post is super simple: I’ve rounded up 5 bright colors I’m loving this year and dug into the archives to show you different ways to style each color. Those (general) colors are:
Anyone who follows me regularly knows I love neutrals. But I have and will continue to embrace color any chance I get. No doubt “bright and bold” can sometimes be difficult to incorporate into our wardrobe. But remember, there are a lot of ways to introduce color pops into your classic wardrobe. If you’re not a fan of colorful tops or bottoms, try a handbag or scarf. If you’re on the fence about “yellow”, try pairing yellow shoes with a pair of black or white pants.
Have fun this Spring looking for new and interesting ways to introduce color into your closet. And as silly as it sounds, remember: a little color goes a lot further than we might think in a world that often seems dark.
For each featured color, I’ve rounded up 12 new arrivals I’m loving from 3 retailers:
I’m really enjoying each’s Spring collection. You can shop my picks by clicking on the widgets at the end of each section. You’ll see many of my picks in the upcoming weeks.
Our Spring preview series is in full swing. In case you’ve missed any of our posts, make sure to check out
We just posted a new DAILY LOOK, so make sure to check it out. Daily Looks is a really simple feature: a dedicated photo feed of my daily outfits. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture.