26 May 2024

Don’t Buy Summer Clothes Until You Read This!

Read this! Theory linen dress | Zara bag | Sweater over shoulders | Necklace

Don’t Buy Summer Clothes Until You Read This!

In a few weeks, I’m going on vacation, and I’ve been going to bed every night dreaming about what to pack! It sounds ridiculous, I know, but packing for two weeks isn’t easy. Of course, now I’m in outfit planning mode, trying to bring the fewest pieces possible that will make the best outfits. After playing around in my closet, it became clear that I should talk (again) about the one color that always pulls your outfits together.  Read on …

After helping thousands of women in the dressing room for over two decades, I’ve learned a few lessons, and one of them is this: owning caramel-colored pieces is really important. Caramel is the one color that always works for ALL seasons. It compliments all other colors: black, white, gray, navy, chambray, pink, bright pink, tan, green … I think you get the idea 🙂 Caramel (aka cognac or saddle brown) is sophisticated, elegant and timeless — a true classic. I’m even going to add leopard to the list since it’s in the same color family. Talk about versatile!

This one truly color works magic on every outfit, and today’s post will show you how. So, keep reading to see which pieces and accessories you should invest in to put together stylish outfits. I’ll give you my best suggestions, and my go-to’s for the best selection of favorites. Save this post for reference later!

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First, invest in a great caramel-colored bag

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This is probably the most important caramel-colored piece to own. Find one you love at a price that works, then go ahead and make the investment. Look at this Loewe Puzzle bag; the color is perfect, and the quality is impeccable. I also love this Instagram favorite straw bag, and this new Valentino tote is perfect. Above are a few other options I think you’ll really like.


#1 Everyday denim outfit

L’Agence cardigan | Rag & Bone white tee | Paige jeans | Miu Miu canvas tote | Earrings | Sandals



#2 Pretty summer dress & crossbody bag

Farm Rio dress | Cardigan | Bracelet | Mango bag | YSL sandals | Earrings



#3 Black linen & canvas bag

Vest | Tank | Linen pant | Valentino slingbacks | Gucci bag | Earrings



#4 Trending red with caramel

L’Agence cardigan | J.Crew dress | Gucci crossbody | Sandals | Earrings



#5 All navy

Dress | Gucci tote | Sandals | Scarf | Earrings



#6 All white

Denim jacket | White polo | White jeans | Gucci bag | Manolo slingbacks | Watch



Then, make sure you’re covered re: shoes

Make sure you have a great everyday sandal for warmer weather, and a boot or loafer for cooler weather. It can be simple, like this one that I’ve worn everywhere for the past several months, or another splurge-worthy one like this. Even an animal print like this one works amazingly well. Just choose one that’s versatile, and it will go with every single thing you own! Again, caramel is the one color that always works.

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Thank you for reading! xx