Neutral Wardrobe? Say Summer with Accessories! + Fashion Flash!

It is finally, officially summer…a season associated with pastels, neons, florals, flip flops!  So, what is a woman to do if her wardrobe has grown to be predominantly neutral?

That is when you say the season with accessories.  Here is an outfit I have worn here before, but just accessorized differently with a summer necklace and sandals.  This summer I have seen more and more women wearing black looks, and I was encouraged since my style is now heavy into blacks, browns, grays, and whites.  For the most part, I avoid pastels and wear more saturated colors.

Fun summer necklaces and scarves are a more subtle way to say SUMMER!  As well as sandals and open toed shoes!

Another way to refresh you look for the summer months, is to get regular manicures & pedicures.  Keeps the dry skin away and our midlife-plus toes wear bright colors spectacularly!

I feel just as summery as everyone else in my black. Neutrals are summer chic!

Thanks so much for stopping by…
What are your favorite ways to say SUMMER with your fashion?  Are you in the camp which believes black is not for summer?  Please share!
Have a happy Monday everyone!

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  1. I tend to not wear black very often. I live in the gray Pacific Northwest, so I gravitate toward color in my wardrobe. Love your necklaces, and your nails look so pretty!

  2. I'm a great lover of neutrals and never tire of it. Often times I enjoy wearing desert colors that mimic the terrain. For me, neutrals are soothing.

    Love your sandals!!

  3. I like black any time of year. I do wear a lot of white, color and pastels, but…there's nothing like a little black sundress! Debbie @

  4. I wear more color in spring and summer, but still use the neutrals/black a lot too. I think I lighten up because so much of the year where I live is cold and dismal. When spring truly comes, it's like you run for the lighter colors with glee! I wear white jeans a lot, and love to pair these with bright colors and some pastels. You have done a fantastic job summerizing black! Love the necklace and you are so fortunate to have beautiful nails!

  5. I bought this in the spring at Nordstrom Rack…they are by MIA. I also saw a different color of the same shoe at Marshall's about a month ago. Thanks so much and thank you for reading!

  6. I am with you Pam!
    Lately, I am wearing black, navys, white and turquoise, a lot! Accessories are the key for sure!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Black is a staple in my wardrobe. I wear it all year round. In Calif. we don't always have season, so it is a free for all. I would physically have to go into my closet to count all of the black tops and pants I have! I change out my tanks all in neutral colors, and my necklaces/pendants, etc. I also love navy, but only have 3 tops, and wear them with white capris. I have quite a few tops like the one you have above. (To cover some bumps. lol) As always, love your blog.

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