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 Deep Autumn or Deep Winter seasonal palette but your natural and dramatic style as well.

The colors are dark and rich but while the Winter shades are on the cool side, the Autumn colors are warmer.


The recommended neutral and basic colors for Deep Autumn and Deep Winter women

The best neutral shades for Deep Autumns
cream, camel, chocolate brown, and navy.
Great basic colors for Deep Autumns are
for example; orange, maroon red, mustard yellow, dark olive green, tawny, teal or coffee brown.

The best neutral colors for Deep Winters are; white, medium and charcoal grays, and navy as well.
Great basic colors for Deep Winters are for example; dark blue, purple, royal fuchsia, dark ruby red, dark turquoise or deep gray-blue.


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 Deep Autumn women by
First row: Joseph Merino Wool Cardigan // Camel Wool Oversized Belted Cardigan 3.1 Phillip Lim Avenue32 // Betty Barclay Waterfall Cardigan // Sea NY Blue Cotton Embroidered Cardigan
Second row: Yoins Multicolor Long Sleeves Open Front Knitwear // Marco De Vincenzo Striped Button Down Cardigan // L’Etoile Sport Cashmere Cardigan // URBANCLEO Women’s Short Sleeve Draped Open Front Cardigan
Third row: Chico’s Hardware Detail Ruffle Cardigan // Romeo Gigli Vintage Classic Collar Cardigan // Lands’ End Women’s Petite Classic Supima Colorblock Cardigan



And what is the style of the Deep seasons?

The style of Winters is dramatic that means a bold and interesting look while the style of Autumns is natural; a casual and comfortable way of clothing.

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

Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Deep Winter women by
First row: Boohoo Anya Soft Knit Fringe Cape Cardigan // Zaful Lace Spliced Asymmetric Cardigan // L.L.Bean Women’s Textured Stitch Open Cardigan // Vero Moda Fulki Knit Cardigan
Second row: Just Cavalli Angora-paneled Jacquard-knit Cardigan // Marni Geometric Intarsia Cardigan // Tory Burch logo Plaque Button Cardigan // Destiny Long Sleeve Open Cardigan
Third row: Tory Burch Wrap Cardigan // Fine-Gauge Sweater-Knit Open-Front Two-Pocket Cardigan // Yoins Fashion Dark Blue Gradient Oversize Cardigan

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


Are you a Deep Autumn or a Deep Winter woman? Click on the tags 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.