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 Cool Summer or Cool Winter seasonal palette but your classic and dramatic style as well.

The colors are icy and moderately vivid but while the Summer shades are on the softer, the Winter colors are clearer.


The recommended neutral and basic colors for Cool women

The best neutral colors for Cool Summers are; soft white or ivory, medium and charcoal grays, and navy.

Great basic colors for Cool Summers are for example; light icy blue, royal purple, lavender, iris purple, cerise red or royal fuchsia.

The best neutral shades for Cool Winters are; white, black, cool grays and navy as well.

Great basic colors for Cool Winters are for example; midnight blue, royal blue, sky blue, turquoise, American rose red or red-violet.

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 Cool Summer women by
First row: Tori Lace Short Sleeve Cardigan // Weekend Max Mara Laura Sleeveless Cardigan // By Malene Birger Open Front Cardigan // Société Anonyme ‘Tiffany’ Cardigan
Second row: Pure Collection Camilla Crop Cashmere Cardigan, Deep Lavender // L. K. Bennett Bonnie Crew Neck Cardigan // Polo Ralph Lauren logo Knit Cardigan // East Swing Hem Cardigan
Third row: Oscar de la Renta Mesh-trimmed Ribbed Stretch-wool Cardigan // Lauren Ralph Lauren Pointelle Knit Cardigan // Calvin Klein Collection Cardigan


And what is the style of the Cool seasons?

The style of Summers is classic that means a timeless and elegant look while the style of Winters is dramatic; a bold and exciting way of clothing.

The mixture of these two characteristics creates an interesting and memorable attire.

Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Cool Winter women by
First row: Phase Eight Lace Linen Cardigan, White // LANGÆRMET Cardigan // Sonia Rykiel Striped Cardigan // Pure Collection Haley Cashmere Cropped Cardigan, Oxford Blue
Second row: Maje Marius Tweed Fringe Trim Cardigan // Essentiel Cardigan, Purple // Calvin Klein Collection Blue Crew Neck Cardigan // Mer Du Nord Wrap Cardigan
Third row: Tulchan Moss Stitch Crew Zip Cardigan // J.TOMSON Women’s Striped V-Neck Button Down Cardigan // Pure Collection Nancy Crew Neck Cardigan, Vivid Magenta


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

Are you a Cool Summer or a Cool Winter woman? Click on the label of your seasonal palette and check out more outfit ideas.

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