We love a good pop of colour every now and then, but—hear us out—all-neutral outfits can be incredibly chic. We also can’t deny how simple they make getting dressed, which is sometimes why colourful dressing is deemed trickier. Sticking to a spectrum of cream, brown and beige means you can mix and match with abandon because all these shades go together seamlessly.
Still, if you’re worried that an absence of vibrant hues will make your minimalist outfits a little lackluster, trust us when we say neutral-toned dressing is anything but boring. It just takes a jolt of inspiration to get the outfits right. Think about layering textures when testing out monochrome dressing, and you’ll stand out but in a subtle way. To prove our point, we rounded up some of our favourite looks from trendsetters who’ve tackled neutrals successfully time and time again.
Who said sweatpants can’t be chic? To avoid a groutfit, opt for a cream cardigan to keep things cozy but elevated.
Invest in a neutral leather bag, and it’ll make every outfit 10 times better, even if it’s just a tee and trousers.
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Carpenter trousers are the “cool-girl” take on neutral pants. Even paired with a simple tank and sneakers, they’ll look extremely put-together.
With the upcoming transitional weather, a trench coat will be your favorite neutral coat. Monikh Dale styles one simply yet flawlessly above.
If you don’t want to go head-to-toe in a top and matching coat, try layering a colour-coordinating sweater over your shoulders. A versatile tan bag will be the finishing touch.
Play with different shades of the same colour, such as taupe, to give your ensemble visual interest.
Leather trousers will take any outfit to the next level.
Tone down your favorite printed knit by pairing it with basics, like a solid black skirt, and complete the look with tall leather boots to take it up a notch.
Classic prints like plaid will pair effortlessly with any neutral—just ask Rachel Green.
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