Power of neutrals for year-round chic
Posted on March 22 2017
Owning a complete set of clothing basics in neutral colors provides the foundation for a great wardrobe. If you are like me and enjoy incorporating statement pieces, a neutral foundation is the ideal backdrop for eye-catching accents.
I love our asymmetric poncho in cream for this time of year. It looks entirely luxe, keeps you warm and is an essential top layer for transitioning into spring. Getting on a plane? Work in a chilly office? I keep one in my handbag at all times.
Dressing in neutrals isn’t necessarily a minimalistic approach. Classic, well-structured pieces that work well together cut down on the time it takes to be ready and out the door. Some people call it formula dressing: determining what works best on you and varying the accessories, handbags, shoes and outerwear. Our most versatile layering piece is our classic shawl vest.
Let's not forget the "new" neutral, blush. Blush has taken the fashion world by storm and remains a strong trend in spring accessories. Evoking the soft pinks of spring's first flowers, blush is universally flattering no matter the season or occasion. Try our Josie Tee and Amelia Cuff Bracelet to incorporate blush tones into your wardrobe rotation.
It’s also helpful that neutrals work well with almost all skin tones. Why do you think monochromatic outfits tend to look so chic? Dressing in a clean, streamlined palette creates the long, lean look of effortless cool. It’s a formula repeated again and again on models and in fashion magazines. The same goes for home interiors: neutral furniture with color in pillows, rugs and window treatments. Once you have a few fundamental natural pieces, accessorizing and finishing the look is a cinch! One of the biggest trends this spring is laying a choker with a statement pendant.
Let us help you create the looks and wear the trends you feel most comfortable in this season. I love our collection of neutrals and statement pieces, there is something for everyone!