July 19, 2011

Tuesday Trends: Late Summer Neutrals

When long, hot summer days gradually give way to crisp mornings and cooler breezes, a neutral wardrobe could be key. Bright colors and bold prints typically lend themselves to the summer months, while a warmer palette is perfect for autumn. For the in-between days, dress appropriately in subtle, neutral pieces that are sure to show off sun-kissed skin. Here are a few pieces that will round out your late summer look:
Late Summer Neutrals

A statement necklace in tortoise shell is a great accessory that can take you from the office to an after-work dinner party -- Anthropologie

Choose a great skinny belt in a neutral color and pair it with tunics, cardigans and dresses for a versatile look -- Gap

A structured cocktail length dress is a fantastic staple piece to keep in your closet. Wear it alone, with jewelry, or pair it with a blazer on cool nights -- Zara

A great pair of shoes can really take you places. Show off your summer pedicure just a little while longer with a pair of open toe wedge sandals -- JCrew

Carry a couple of personalized calling cards on you when you're about town. You never know who you'll meet! -- Calling cards by Checkerboard, available at FineStationery.com