If we had told you a few years ago that neutrals will be one of the hottest shades in 2019, you may not have believed us. This season earthy tones are genuinely it, striking the perfect balance between cool and sophisticated.
Yep, wearing brown in town (and anywhere else for that matter) is officially the thing this winter and spring. So, here are a few ways to try neutrals now…
It’s quite difficult to get it wrong with the earth tones. They are not flashy or brash. However, wardrobe faux pas can arise if you don’t include enough color touches to keep things interesting. Don’t make the earth tones a reason for defaulting to brown every time. Different shades of brown pair beautifully with the natural notes of the fall orchard: crimsons, russets, and apple greens.
Another option is to coordinate colors! If you think neutral means you must forego color, think again. The trick is to pair colors that complement each other, such as brown and orange. Or mixing soft pastels, deep blues, and florals with neutrals. We think camo partners nicely with neutrals as well.
Animal prints are essentially a neutral pattern, but they can also be used to add uniqueness and interest to an otherwise tame look. Start with pieces that are in the same color family but are made of varying textiles like dark denim or even leather. Then, just add a jazzy pump or heel, and tie the look together with a leopard-print top.
Are you ready to navigate neutrals? Let us know in the comments below!