Neutrals are the
new old but “it” thing. And for some of us, this is a hard thing to accept. I am a lover of color. It makes me happy and I do not have a favorite. I love them all! But in the fashion space, neutrals are top selling items, so it’s time that I dabble in them. And judging by the amount of likes this outfit received on Instagram, y’all are ok with it! So here is my guide to styling a neutral outfit.
Mixing textures is the easiest way, across the board, to add dimension to your ensemble. But dimension isn’t always necessary. When styling neutrals or a monochromatic look, however, it becomes very important. Picture this, a white cotton top, with white cotton pants, and a white cotton sweater. Boring, right?! Now picture this: a white cotton top, with chevron white pants, and lace sweater. Clearly the latter ensemble is a more interesting look.
Normally when I style a look I come up with a theme for the outfit. Is it edgy, feminine, or simply chic? After I establish the theme, I stick with it to piece together the outfit. But when I work with neutrals or a monochromatic scheme, I always mix unexpected items together. In this case, the pants SCREAM boho. I mean those flare legs and fringe hem say it all. But to keep people curious, I dressed these jeans with sequin stiletto heels. They don’t really to go together…but that’s the point!
An all white outfit does not have to be snow white head to toe. What I mean is, it’s ok, rather, I encourage you to mix different shades of white (or whatever color your are working with). I did not even consider whether or not the shades of ivory would perfectly match when I coordinated this look. In fact, I was hoping they wouldn’t. A slight variation in color alone will make your neutral outfit more appealing. Are you allergic to color or are you a color addict? Let me know in the comments, below!
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