How to Wear Neutral Colors in a Summer Outfit

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Neutral Summer Outfit

Yes, you can wear all neutral colors in a summer outfit without looking plain or boring. In those times when you run out of color ideas, reach for brown, white or black basics to create a stylish neutral summer outfit.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to wear neutrals from time-to-time or all the time, if you don’t like wearing bright colors.

In fact, neutrals have many positives;

  • everything always matches,
  • you are able to wear items over and over and people won’t notice,
  • they’re the foundation of your wardrobe,
  • you focus on fit and shape because the color is not the emphasis,
  • and you spend less time getting ready because you know the fit is perfect and the colors match.

The trick to wearing an all neutral outfit is to add a fun dimension. For example: in this outfit, I wore white denim pants with a subtle cream pattern. The cute printed pants add interest to the entire summer outfit and keep the neutral outfit from looking too plain. It’s just like spicing up an outfit with stripes.

Intentionally, I went for a casual neutral look. I wore a basic cotton tee as a replacement for a button down, sandals in lieu of of wedges and jeans instead or a skirt because I wanted to show that casual neutrals can also be stylish. From my looks page, you’ll notice I always pay close attention to the details and when wearing neutrals it’s no different. Maybe you should pay even more attention to your details when wearing a neutral outfit because the little things are much more obvious; like ill fitting pants or too large of a tee.

The word neutral can invoke the thought of “blah” or bland. Avoid this by associating a neutral color palette with boring, why not think: polished, elegant, effortless, classic and casual chic.

Neutral colors range from black, white, gray, navy, brown and the all of the colors in-between. The beauty of neutrals is that they will always look good together.

On another note, I’m not sure if you noticed but I cuffed my pants differently. I was very close to cutting off the hem of denim pants and leaving them with a tattered hem, but I reconsidered. I didn’t know if this would ruin the pants. Which if it did, would mean wouldn’t wear them anymore and I also thought it wouldn’t look nice so I decided to just cuff them differently. Rather than of folding it and exposing the inside of the denim (which is white with no pattern) I rolled the hem up and tucked in the excess. If you like it and want me to explain it more let me know and I can do a post on it. =)

Don’t dismiss neutrals as they can come together to create an effortlessly stylish look.

Stay Stylish,
-V

Neutral Outfit Photos by @peterlang

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