I’ve started to identify some color combinations I really love and some that feel great for particular seasons of the year as I’ve done more color experimenting and developed my own color pallet.
I’d like to discuss some stylish color combinations that are great for summer in this article.
You can return to them repeatedly, they’re easy, and you probably already have a lot of these colors in your color palette.
Black & White
Black and white is the first color combination I want to talk.
All year long, but specifically in the summer, I love this. It’s fantastic because it’s somewhat surprising and quite stylish.
The nautical vibe of wearing black and white together can be played with to suit your mood. Whether it’s an outfit that’s primarily white with black accents or all-black with stark white accessories.
Because there isn’t a too much going on, the juxtaposition feels slightly retro, and the shapes and silhouettes allow for a lot of fun. Thus, working with black and white is really easy.
These are probably in your wardrobe, and by wearing them together in the summer, everything feels a little bit more fresher.
Black & Off-white
The next color scheme that I love for summer is black and off-white.
This is incredibly beautiful since it’s a little more muted and less stark than the glaring white and black.
Therefore, this may be a really beautiful one to play with if you love it but that feels a little bit too much for you.
What I particularly like about this is how beautifully the off-whites and beigey soft colors flow into the fall when you start to use them.
You can wear black and then this off-white color and as we begin to get a little bit later in the season and things began to get a little cold, you can start adding in those camely colors and that base is so fantastic and right there for you.
It is among my favorites without a doubt.
Navy & White or Off-white
Navy and white or navy and off-white comes next. Very comparable to black and white or black and off-white.
Once more, you get a nautical feel from this. It might be because navy is a nautical color, but there’s something about it that makes it feel even more so.
This is a really lovely color combination to experiment with if you like one that is slightly less cheeky, slightly more conservative, and somewhat more buttoned up.
You can also have a lot of fun with this because if you choose a navy and white or navy and off-white outfit, you can play up the nautical theme with your accessories because it feels so intrinsically nautical.
You have a bit of versatility with these and can choose detailing that really drives things forward or that somewhat pulls it back.
Similar to black and white, this combination is quite easy to wear, incredibly easy to find, and is simple to transition into fall.
It has a timeless coolness about it. Definitely give it some thought.
This is going to be the perfect one for you if you have a lot of navy in your wardrobe because you don’t really love black.
Now I want to talk about all-black outfits and all-white outfits, and how you may choose one of these depending on your mood and the effect you want to achieve, and then make a fantastic base for your accessories.
All black is a good place to start.
I love wearing all black. I consistently wear it. What I love about it is that it’s a little bit surprising, specifically in the summer.
If you choose things in black that have different fabrics and cuts that truly feel like summer, such as shorts or a light top, anything that is a little bit airy, or a pretty little dress, you create this beautiful contrast.
You achieve a very beautiful, refined effect. This is something I genuinely love.
This is great since it seamlessly flows into the fall. You can start moving gracefully into fall by putting on your top and shorts, switching the shorts for pants, and then switching the shoes.
What I truly love doing is taking this base and adding some lightness with my accessories. I’ll go with the black and off-white that I said earlier, but I’ll pick really delicate colors for just my accessories.
This makes everything more enjoyable. Makes it feel more accessible and perfect for summer.
Let’s say that all-black clothing isn’t having the desired effect and that all-white clothing is more appropriate.
This exudes an air of great cleanliness, accessibility, friendliness, and lightness. It is really timeless as well.
Specifically with an all-white outfit in the summer, you can anchor that with your accessories and it’s a beautiful base for modest splashes of color.
It has a really beachy vibe, but if you take that effect and choose something with a structured cut—perhaps a gorgeous tailored pant—you’ll create a stunning balance.
It’s something I will always love.
Light Blue & Sand
I want to briefly draw attention to two additional colors that, when combined with the all-white base, look beautifully stunning. These are the colors that reflect the beach or the ocean.
I love this with light blue, anything resembling cornflower blue, and even something really dark that truly resembles the color of the ocean.
Then something else, perhaps of an oatmeal color. Anything that reflects the sand’s color.
These two are beautiful. They’re pretty easy to find, which makes it really accessible. Because they’re not too dependent on trends.
These two hold true despite fashion fads coming and going and it being difficult to find diverse colors.
The last thing I wanted to talk about is wearing a variety of colors together and experimenting with color whenever you feel inspired to.
There’s something about summer that feels extremely carefree, quite effortless, a little bit easy, and less constricting. Your color may so beautifully convey that freedom.
I love the increase in color appreciation that we’re experiencing. We can now find color more easily; I’m noticing bright jewelry, accessories, hair accessories, and nail colors.
To fully lean that summer sensation, incorporate these into your ensemble.
Everyone makes happier when it’s sunny outside. It’s a lot of fun to play with it by reflecting it in your color choices. Bright yellow, red, and all of those other gorgeous, brilliant colors make us feel good.
Making getting dressed incredibly easy by choosing color combinations that are easy, for which you can find inspiration, and which you can then copy yourself, makes you to start experimenting once you feel at ease with that.