Autumn is at the corner so it’s time for layers and wearing warmer clothes like sweaters or cardigans.

In this new series, Wardrobe Essentials, I introduce the most basic items that every successful wardrobe need. Key pieces are great for mix and match your outfits and always look chic and radiant.


For this first part, I show you a couple of neutral and basic color cardigans that suit not just for your Clear Spring or Clear Winter seasonal palette but your romantic and dramatic style as well.

The colors are bright and vivid but while the Spring shades are on the warm side, the Winter colors are cooler.


The recommended neutral and basic colors for Clear Spring and Clear Winter women

The best neutral colors for Clear Springs are; soft white or cream, light and deep taupe and navy.
Great basic colors for Clear Springs are for example; true blue, turquoise, coral, warm pink, orange or true yellow.

The best neutral shades for Clear Winters are; white, light and medium gray, black, and navy as well.
Great basic colors for Clear Winters are for example; purple, pink, turquoise, sky blue, fuchsia or true red.

Note: neutral colors typically include black, white, gray, navy and brown shades. The combination of these colors creates a sophisticated and polished look. However, neutrals look great with other colors as well.

Basic colors are mostly the shades of the main colors on the color wheel like yellow, orange, blue, green or red. If you want a colorful but minimalist wardrobe – choose a couple of basic shades so you can have always matching outfits.

Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Clear Spring women by
First row: Oscar de la Renta Lace Insert Peplum Cardigan // Lightweight Cardigan with Various Colors on Amazon // Missoni Wool-blend Crochet-knit Cardigan // M&Co Ribbed Waterfall Cardigan
Second row:
Ralph Lauren Black Label Turquoise Blue Silk Cable Knit Cardigan // Aqua Beaded Cardigan // P.A.R.O.S.H. ‘Sybil’ cardigan
Third row:
Isabel Marant Etoile Three-button Cardigan // Blugirl Roses Cardigan // Chanel Pink Print Cashmere Cardigan


And what is the style of the Clear seasons?

The style of Springs is romantic that means a feminine and chic look while the style of Winters is dramatic; a bold and exciting way of clothing.

The mixture of these two characteristics creates a modern and memorable attire.

Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Clear Winter women by
First row: ‘Bouvier’ Polka Dot Cardigan // [DRSKIN] Women’s Open Front Long Sleeve Knit Cardigan // Dorothy Perkins Navy Crochet Detail Cardigan // Boutique Moschino Beaded Necklace Cardigan
Second row: Betsy Boost Boutique Purple 3/4 Sleeve Knit Cardigan // Dolce & Gabbana Casual Knit Cardigan // Estella Crochet Knitted Cardigan // Cutie Cardigan
Third row: Muveil Floral Print Cardigan // Sonia Rykiel for H&M Black-Pink Striped Cardigan // Pietra Fur Collar Cardigan

Which is your favorite cardigan? Tell me in a comment.


Are you a Clear Spring or a Clear Winter woman? Click on the tag of your seasonal palette and check out more outfit ideas.

What does seasonal color analysis exactly means? Click here or the links above and find out more. You can also try my FREE Seasonal Color Palette Quiz or order a professional analysis in my shop.