Neutral pieces are the backbone of my wardrobe. I couldn’t get dressed without them. They’re the bridge that allows me to wear the bolder items in my closet without feeling too over the top. And while I appreciate their value, sometimes neutrals can admittedly feel a little flat. My style is quite pared back so I love a beautiful garment in neutral tones because of its versatility and understated appeal. However I admit it doesn’t always have that wow factor of something in a striking colour. I’ve found that the key to making neutrals pop is by employing the following style tactics…
Layer, layer, layer
If you want to add some depth to a neutral look try layering a few subdued tones. I’ve found that beige worked back with crisp white (such as the above look) has an element of warmth but also doesn’t feel so stark and flat. I love an all white ensemble but sometimes you need to add a few other tones in a similar palette to add another dimension to it and tie the look together.
Add a bold statement piece
If you want to stick to a neutral palette you can always amp it up with the right accessories. A vibrant bag, a statement shoe or colourful jewellery can often add a much needed lift to neutrals.
You can always make neutrals interesting by playing with textures. I’ve found even if you’re wearing multiple shades of white or beige if you include textural elements it all of a sudden becomes infinitely more striking. Whether it be a pair of white jeans worked back with a cosy mohair sweater or a woollen coat with a pair of silky wide leg pants, if you incorporate a few different fabrications in the mix you can add another layer of interest to your entire ensemble.
What’s one neutral pieces you can’t live without?