“Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed,” gushes Reese Witherspoon as blonde heroine, Elle Woods, in 2001’s Legally Blonde. Whoever said wearing a monotone ensemble was monotonous, well; the same could be said, too. Neutrals are majorly trending this season. From blending different shades of beige, to mixing gray and white, the neutrals trend proves that sticking to a simplified color palette is not only fashionable, but also undeniably chic.
A neutral dress and matching heels is a recipe for success. A classic beige sheath is both office and daytime chic. Worn with nude peep-toe pumps or a beige sandal for an afternoon of shopping therapy, a neutral dress and matching shoes is understatedly elegant and classy.
Accessory tip: Play up the neutrals trend with classic gold jewelry, or silver if your dress is grey.
A patterned knit day dress is a playful way to sport neutrals. This one found on edressme.com is fitted with elegant bell sleeves and a flounce along the hemline. Worn with grey flats for day and black or grey high heel sandals for evening, a patterned dress is a perfect way to embrace the neutrals trend.
The classic pairing of a blouse and shorts is a match made in fashion heaven. The lightweight fabric on top versus structured bottoms is not only visually pleasing, but versatile, as well. Pair a cream colored blouse with shimmery beige shorts for an ensemble with just the right amount of sparkle.
Let’s not forgot about the yin to every outfit’s yang: accessories! Accessories polish off neutral-hued ensembles with modern flare. A camel-colored tote is an ideal complement to beige, while grey ballet flats balance an all-black ensemble. Tasteful silver and gold jewelry rounds out neutral ensembles.
Whether chic in a beige top and iridescent bottoms, or demure and ladylike in a black shift dress and matching heels, neutral ensembles are all about understated glamour, proving this take on modern simplicity is as successful as it is stylish.
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