I love neutrals as much as I like to mix patterns. Kinda contradictory innit? Well, my Professor once said "A woman's portrayal of herself through fashion is simply a physical display of the multiple characters she envisions herself to be playing everyday." Nuff said.
There are no specific colors to describe as neutrals. A neutral color on one skin tone can be a pop on another. Wearing white on an African American woman's skin could pop as much as it is a neutral on a Caucasian woman's skin. However though, the most common neutrals are Gray, Black, White, Tan/ Brown. My favorite version of this trend? All black! As much as we think we can escape from black by calling navy blue or brown the new black, you and I both know that its close to impossible. (Especially if you live in New York!)
So, here's what I came up with by merely digging through my closet.
How simple is that? A pair of high waisted flared jeans (so in trend for Fall 2011), a black sheer button down (sheer; a trend for Spring 2012), black wedges and a black bag. So chic!
The versatility of this look makes it more appealing. Wear it to work, wear it to a meeting, wear it to class, wear it to lunch/ dinner or even drinks....works everywhere!
If you're not a "black," girl, try a color like gray. For the night, you could pop the "all gray," outfit with a colored clutch or pumps.
The perfect neutral for your body type: (Not sure what your body type is? Check out this chart)
- Pear: Heavier bottoms call for black. Try a black mini skirt with a black turtle neck from Splendid.
- Banana: An athletic body could do with some curves. This sheath dress from AK Anne Klein with a belt could do just that.
- Apple: Narrow your shoulders with a silk leaflet tank from Madwell and Jodhpur crop pants from Calvin Klein.
- Hour Glass: All about your curves! Wear this criss cross bandage dress from David Lerner and thrown on a blazer while you're at it.