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Date: 2/26/13 10:28 AM

I wear a lot of jewel tones and it's easy to pull off in winter. But spring and summer can be hard. In summer I can pair with white...except that I don't wear a lot of white because it looks awful on me and I have a toddler.

And to me, it seems like jewel tones are overkill for Spring...

So...does anyone have advice on how to wear jewel tones in spring and summer?

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Date: 2/26/13 10:43 AM

Look for a cool tone neutral, maybe taupe or silvery gray. You can often find gray pants and shorts. The lighter color of the taupe or silver gray offset the richness and depth of jewel tones. Navy works too.

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Date: 2/26/13 10:54 AM

I think they look good with khaki (think stone colored twill). Red just looks right to me in the spring. Maybe it's the cardinals.

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Date: 2/26/13 3:48 PM

A lot of jewel tones also look good with pastels. Like royal blue and a pale pink, some purples and a light steel blue. One of my favourite combo's is a darker blue with a pale buttery yellow.

If white does not look good on you, then try ivory, creams, champagne, or a pale silver with your jewel tones. Or some lighter earth tones.



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Date: 2/26/13 4:59 PM

Sapphire would become blue Topaz or Aquamarine.
Emerald would become Jade or Peridot
Ruby would be Watermelon Tourmaline or Pink Sapphire.
Diamonds well they're seasonless. So its just a matter of bringing down the tone by mentally adding more light to it. The visual effect of deep jewel tones is heavy and if you like that more solid look try adding texture to your lighter colors with leno,hand wovens,crinkle weaves, or
jacquards. I like wearing neutrals in summer but interesting textures. Bleached cotton and linen just feels so natural and cool

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Date: 2/26/13 6:22 PM

I wear jewel tones all year.

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Date: 2/27/13 2:36 AM

I do too. I like color blocking but the only concession I make to the season is the weight of the fabric

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Date: 2/27/13 2:49 AM

I'm a winter and love jewel tones, too. I pair them with white in summer, do color blocking, or wear combos of the jewel tone with the matching light or icy color, e.g. icy blue with saphire blue, icy green with emerald, icy light pink with fuchsia etc.

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Date: 2/27/13 10:14 AM

Admittedly not a fashionista here, I like jewel tones year-round. However, I do not wear as many in the warmer months, at least daily. I live in the high desert SW and dark colors really are hot in the sun. For the same reason, I tend not to wear black, navy, brown, etc. as bottoms; khaki and sage are staples for the warmer months

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Date: 2/27/13 10:21 AM

I wear jewel tones regardless of the season. Also, I wear black or charcoal gray pants all year round because they're more flattering to my pear shaped figure. When the weather heats up, I shift to short sleeves and lighter weight fabrics, and I don't wear jackets.

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