Want to know how to wear neutrals and stand out?
You don’t have to reach for a color to make a style statement. Warmer weather neutrals like tan, cream, blush and white are easy to wear. Here you will see what Crystall (over 30’s look) and Me, Sherry (over 50’s look) would wear. We will also include neutrals with jeans.
My (over 50’s) take on wearing neutrals
I love the all white look even though I also love lots of colors. The bright monochrome look can be a bit intimidating, so if you’re not ready to wear all white add some neutral colors with it like tan and cream. I also like this look with a jean jacket. If you feel like it’s just not enough add some accessorize, (shoes, handbags, or jewelry) with fun embellishments like feathers, beads, or print.
Blush is “in” this year! You can add this color with shoes, a skirt, pants, a bag and mix it with denim or white. Don’t forget to add other light hues like blue, greens, Carmel, and tans.
Try a pair of neutral jeans in taupe, tan, white, or mauve. I don’t mind spending extra money on a good pair of jeans that I can wear with anything. Also step out with the different styles, crop, wide leg, straight leg, or the torn look.
Wearing all the same color also can make you look slimmer and taller. If you want to add another color try wearing a jacket, scarf, sweater or Cardigan. The trick to wearing one color from head to toe is playing with different shades and textures.
WHAT ABOUT BLUE JEANS?
Do you consider them a neutral?
Crystall’s (over 30’s) take on wearing neutrals
Think Pink, blush pastels and neutral colors. This Spring this is The color to add to your everyday wear. It’s subtle yet bold. You can even do two shades together to add some neutral color blocking. I love the idea of keeping it simple and looking polished at the same time. Add some staple pieces like this wrap jacket or a shorter version to layer the look.
Also, keep the nude look with your shoes to really make your outfit come together. For something a little extra, I’ve also added denim to the mix to tie the neutral look together. I love layering this button-up denim shirt with a blush pink or white tee and a cute fitted jacket overtop.
I also Love adding black as the baseline for the other neutral color palette to have its opportunity to shine. But when it comes to comfort, which I think I thrive in that department, I love a stylish hoodie.
I always try to find jackets that can cinch in at the waist to show your waistline.
Lately, I like the shorter cropped hoodie for Casual wear and some joggers. Then if I need to spice up the look I can throw on a fitted pair of grey jeggings and bootie boots and off I go. I’m ready for dinner with some sass. I think feeling confident is really the trick to pulling off an outfit. Never let the outfit wear you (guilty a time or two) I mean who hasn’t been there.
Just remember this Spring look is about you bringing some Life into your style by wearing neutrals and feeling confident. Have fun with it, trust me it will pay off when you decide to play outside your comfort zone, just remember you know what works best for your body and how you carry your confidence.
Sherry and Crystall