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 Light Summer or Light Spring seasonal palette but your romantic and classic style as well.

The colors are light and fresh but while the Summer shades are on the cool side, the Spring colors are warmer.


The recommended neutral and basic colors for Light women

The best neutral colors for Light Summers are; soft white or ivory, light and medium grays, and navy. 
Great basic colors for Light Summers are for example; light sky blue, mint, gray blue, lavender, rose pink or raspberry red.

The best neutral shades for Light Spring are; cream and ivory, camel, chocolate brown, and navy as well. 
Great basic colors for Light Springs are for example; medium warmer blue, turquoise, mint, coral, peach or light warmer pink.

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 Light Spring women by
First row: Miss Selfridge Cream Cashmere Wrap Cardigan // Burberry ‘Haymarket Check’ Detail Cardigan // Fair Isle Belted Cardigan // Maison De Nimes Esker Cashmere Cardigan
Second row: Aventura Ruby Cardigan, Short-Sleeve // Hobbs Erica Cardigan // Rachel Riley Lace Knit Cardigan // Sophie Theallet Button-up Cardigan
Third row: BOSS Womenswear Fily Ribbed Peplum Cardigan // Estella Crochet Knitted Cardigan // NINEXIS Women’s Basic V-Neck Crew Neck Long Sleeve Button Down Cardigan


And what is the style of the Light seasons?

The style of Summers is classic that means a timeless and elegant look while the style of Springs is romantic; a feminine and pretty way of clothing.

The mixture of these two characteristics creates a chic and classy attire.


Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Light Summer women by
First row: Phase Eight Sorrel Cropped Cardigan, White // Allude Crystal Button Cardigan // Claudie Pierlot Marie Antoinette Bow Cardigan // Oscar De La Renta Cropped Cardigan
Second row: Jewelled Short Cardigan // Olympia Le-Tan ‘Ava’ Cardigan // M&Co Petite Bow Pocket Cardigan // Pure Collection Diana Cashmere V Neck Cardigan, Opal Fleck
Third row: M&Co Floral Print Cardigan // Women’s Seasalt Egloskerry Cardigan // Comme Des Garçons Striped Cardigan



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


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

What does seasonal color analysis exactly means?
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You can also try my FREE Seasonal Color Palette Quiz or order a professional analysis in my shop.