When choosing colors to add to your summer wardrobe, envision a caribbean paradise like Jamaica, the Bahamas or Puerto Rico. Sun-faded yellows and blues, crystal clear teals and spicy reds are the trademark colors of these sun drenched islands, and they're the exact same colors that will round out your summer wardrobe. When choosing clothing items in these hot summer colors, tall women should avoid going head-to-toe monochromatic. If you choose a long dress in a solid color, make sure you break it up with a belt or long necklace and always pair it with contrasting shoes.
1. Misty, Sun Faded Blue
One of the best summer colors is a misty, sun faded blue. The color is neutral enough to flatter almost any skin tone and you can find a wide variety of clothing options because of the color's popularity. Consider picking up a pair of linen pants in a sun faded blue and pair them with a white blouse and bronze colored accessories. If you pick up a maxi dress in this misty blue, cinch in your waist with a white or yellow belt and match it with a pair of strappy flats. Even if you're hanging out with your friends in the mid-west, you'll look like you're dressed for the ultimate beach vacation.
2. Shades of White
The sand and dust of summer seem to settle on summer-themed clothing. Bright white loses it's grandeur and fades to beige, pearl, cream, vanilla, ivory and champagne. Even if you have a hard time telling the difference between the various shades of white, don't be afraid to wear them. Not only will these colors show off your spray tan nicely, they're also the perfect complement to any other clothing you wear. When packing for vacation this summer, a pair of shorts and a couple blouses in shades of white will cut down on your total luggage because they're so easily mixed and matched with other items.
3. Teal, Aqua and Island Blue
The crystalline colors of the Caribbean Sea are deep and true. Unlike the sun-faded blues, these sea-inspired colors are bright and rich at the same time. Tall women should consider wearing them as accent colors - a bright top, bag, scarf or belt. Teals and aquas don't match every skin tone, so if you're purchasing a top or dress, make sure you try on several colors before choosing the the perfect shade.
4. Sun-Faded Yellow
Sun-faded yellow is just a shade more dull than a bright goldenrod. Like the sun-faded blue, it's a color that seems almost lazy - like the sun zapped a little energy out of it. Tall women should consider purchasing skirts, swim suits, tank tops or bags in this color. If yellows wash you out, consider picking up a pair of shoes or a belt and use it as an accent color.
5. Spicy Reds, Rusts and Oranges
Every sun-faded day in the Caribbean is followed up by a steamy, spicy night. Kick up your wardrobe by adding rusts, spicy oranges and reds. The key to choosing these colors is to think about earth tones - brighter colors should be toned down with a hint of brown to give them a nice, rusty shade. These spicy colors add the zing to your summer wardrobe and can be worn as almost any item of clothing, but work especially well as dresses, belts and sexy tops.