Teal is popular with our forum members and my clientele. The colour can be worn year round in countless ways in seasonally appropriate fabrics and silhouettes. Teal items haven’t been easy to find the last few seasons, but I’m confident the colour will make a mainstream splash at some point. 

Here are some outfit ideas for Summer.

1. Matching Set

Matching top and bottom sets in fabrics like linen and cotton are having their fashion moment, which is one way to wear teal from head to toe. Here’s a version with full-length wide leg pants and a swingy sleeved high-low tunic. A sleeveless version of the top can work too. It’s a dressier vibe for the breezy set, and therefore finished off with metallic heeled sandals and a chain-strap embroidered raffia shoulder bag.

Matching Set

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Here’s a casual version with similar full-length wide leg pants, and a cropped button-through shirt to match. The casual flat espadrille-hybrid sandals amp up the relaxed vibe of the outfit. I see a casual black or tan bag complete the look.

2. White Bottoms

Combine a teal solid or patterned top with white jeans, pants, shorts or a shirt for a summery vibe. Choose YOUR shade of white for the bottoms, which can range from bright optical white and off-white, to ivory, bone, cream, and all sorts of stone and tan. Finish off the look with white, tan, metallic, or earthy brown shoes and you’re done.

White Bottoms

3. Patterned Dress

Patterns with teal backgrounds can look rich and striking. Summer dresses are fabulous to wear in high heat. Wear a teal patterned dress as an easy one-and-done option, and complete the outfit with shoes and a bag that work with the pattern. Here, a sleeveless patterned dress is completed with a black crossbody and flat thong sandals that match the model’s hair.

Patterned Dress

4. Black Bottoms

Last, combine a teal top with summery black bottoms like these wide crops. The shorter length of the top offsets its volume, and lengthens the leg line from the hips upward. Black sandals and necklace match the black bottoms. A black bag would match the shoes. A caramel bag to match the model’s hair could work well too. Add headgear, eyewear and watch as desired.

Black Bottoms