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 Soft Summer or Soft Autumn seasonal palette but your classic and natural style as well.

The colors are muted and pale but while the Summer shades are on the cool side, the Autumn colors are warmer.


The recommended neutral and basic colors for Soft women

The best neutral colors for Soft Summers are; soft white or ivory, light and medium grays, and navy.
Great basic colors for Soft Summers are for example; light gray blue, soft turquoise, medium blue, mauve, soft pink or raspberry red.

The best neutral shades for Soft Autumns are; cream and ivory, camel, taupe brown, and navy as well.
Great basic colors for Soft Autumns are for example; medium gray blue, turquoise, light olive green, sand brown, pale orange or brick 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 Soft Summer women by

 Details: First row: Dorothy Perkins Ivory Lace Trim Edge 2 Edge Cardigan // American Vintage Boolder Knitted Long Cardigan, Rock Melange // White Long Sleeve Lapel Cardigan with Leather Button // BOSS Orange Women’s Wirele Knitted Cardigan, Dark Blue
Second row: M&Co Crop Sleeve Cardigan // Seasalt Teasel Cardigan, Watercress // ‘Janey’ Teal Cover Up Cardigan // Fenn Wright Manson Gravity Cardigan
Third row: Siviglia Denim Cardigan // Pure Collection Aimee Gassato Cashmere Cardigan // Etro Cashmere Cardigan


And what is the style of the Soft seasons?

The style of Summers is classic that means a timeless and elegant look while the style of Autumns is natural; a casual and comfortable way of clothing.
The mixture of these two characteristics creates a chic and relaxed attire.


Wardrobe Essential: Neutral and basic color cardigans for Soft Autumn women by

Details: First row: Mango Textured Lapels Cardigan // Closed Belted Cardigan // Allude Open Drape Cardigan // M&Co Open Front Fringe Hem Cardigan
Second row: ONLY Long Sweat Cardigan // Missoni V-neck Cardigan // Marina Rinaldi By Maxmara Martini Gray Cardigan W Flower Brooch // Cardigan with Cashmere
Third row: WearAll Plus Size Fleck Knit Open Cardigan // Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Blend Cardigan // WearAll Long Sleeve Open Swing Cardigan



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

Are you a Soft Summer or a Soft Autumn 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.