One of the things I’m not afraid to incorporate into my wardrobe is color. A pop here, a peak there and I’m a happy gal. Colors increase my positivity level tremendously. (Have you heard? Orange is the new black….) However, not everyone feels comfortable wearing pops of color like I do and over time, it’s good to switch it up and rotate new ideas into your wardrobe. For this style post, I’m focusing on a few neutrals for fall that are fun, easy, and worth incorporating into your wardrobe.
The color story here is cream, beige, and black. There is also an added touch of denim, which you’ll see, that adds a hint of practicality. Being that I’m focusing on the neutrals (for all of you working ladies out there, who are wondering what to put on that strays away from boring, this is for you!) it’s important that there is detail elsewhere in your outfit, which will make you look pulled together. (And who doesn’t want that!) I’ll be mentioning how this happens throughout the post with my style points, but see if you can find the details yourself. Here’s to celebrating neutrals!
A closer focus here and you can find details in the bag, the accessories, the shoes, the pant.
Did you see it too? Why does it work?
When purchasing pants think about adding a little something extra. Remember the detail? Where is it here? The black satin tuxedo stripe adds a bit of flare and fun to an otherwise everyday pair of boring pants. Not so here!
(J. Crew Tuxedo Stripe Pant, $98.00)
Instead of a plain cream top, this top has a bit of pop with the great cuffed leather sleeve. And the black trim adds a streamlined look. (Top: Elizabeth & James. Similar affordable tops here and here) Pair the outfit with a thin black belt and the eye transitions comfortably from top to bottom!
Style Tip: adding a belt is an easy way to accessorize!
As well, if you are wearing neutral colors, a great way to make your outfit feel amazing is with a great pair of shoes. If Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t make you a believer, I hope I do! Here, the silk bow on the shoe, which doubles as the tie-closure, make for a really fun pop and again, flow with the lines of the belt and trim of the top. (Shoe: similar here and here)
A jean jacket is one of those traditional closet items that just does not go out of style. You can wear it almost year-round and it pairs with a great number of outfits. Think about investing in one of these babies and you won’t be disappointed! Here, it plays the part of casual friend, in case it gets cool outside. (Jean Jacket: J. Crew)
Autumn is a little chilly. A jean jacket is the perfect addition to ward off the cold! (J. Crew jean jacket)
To add to any outfit, accessorizing is the perfect way to bring that pop. Here, a few delicately chosen pieces from Mimi & Lu’s jewelry collections bring a bit of focus to the soft neckline of the top and the hand. When accessorizing, try to minimize in areas that already have a lot of detail. Example: The cuff of the top is attention-grabbing enough, that I didn’t need to accessorize the wrist.
Style Tip: Lines on Lines
The vertical lines of the tuxedo pant pair nicely with the lines of the suede tote, creating elongation. Think: streamlined!
I’d love to see a neutral pairing that you pull together for fall. Find me on social media @artinthefind and #neutralswithapop I hope you’ve learned a thing or two and that you dare to brave that neutral storm this fall by adding a bit of pop to your next outfit! Remember all those style tips and rock it!
Photo Credits and thanks:
Massive hugs and thanks go to Becky and her assistant, Liza,of Limelife Photography for their ever-loving energy, amazing eye, and enthusiasm. I love working with you! Also to Mimi & Lu for her fabulous jewelry.