Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Summer fruits, fashion inspiration

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July

watermelon.JPGI feel more inspired right now to shop for summer's abundance of fresh produce than clothes that will end up hot and sticky on my back. But the vivid colors of the farmer's market can invigorate your wardrobe as well as your taste buds.

Watermelon: Instead of girly girl pink, opt for an ombre style, or a shade with red or white undertones. As Mother Nature knows best, hot pinks really pop when paired with cool colors, such as green or navy blue.

Peach: This may the hardest of summer's colors to wear, so think about whether light orange accents your features or washes them out. People with yellow tones may have the most difficulty wearing peach, which can be especially stunning on darker complexions.

Cherry: If you're confused about the difference between cherry and lollipop red, take note of the rich hue of the real thing. A dusky maroon transforms red from fire engine "notice me" to undisputed elegance.

Honeydew: Tread carefully. Depending on the quality of the fabric, melon shades can give pastels a bad name. If you think it's something you could wear only on weekends, or in Florida, leave it on the sale rack.

What other colors inspired by nature will you be wearing this summer?

Deal Diva Letitia

(Photo: Times files.)

[Last modified: Monday, July 12, 2010 11:08am]

    

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