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STYLING WITH NEUTRALS


Neutral colours in pants, coats, belts & tops are perfect wardrobe building blocks.


Neutral top & pants with stretch belt & leopard coat
Neutral top & pants with stretch belt & leopard coat

You know by now that I love sequins, houndstooth, and bold colours, but don't think for a minute that I've turned my back on fabulous neutrals. They fill an important section of my wardrobe and are the base on which I build many outfits.


Biscuit, butterscotch,oatmeal — neutrals range in colour from the palest pink to the darkest chocolate brown. Black and camel are two neutral colours that will serve you well in creating daily outfits.


Camel pants and a simple black T-shirt
Camel pants and a simple black T-shirt

There's really nothing special about this black T-shirt with camel trousers other than they fit well and show off my shape. Don't hide behind slouchy sweaters or pulled-down T-shirts; the best way to get a balanced figure is to show your shape. Gentle draping across the body is always flattering.


Neutrals will help when you're trying to style a new outfit. Start with neutrals and layer on the extras. This fabulous faux fur leopard coat is the perfect foil for my black & camel neutral duet.


The leopard coat brightens my face... and it's so cozy!
I can't help but have an attitude in my leopard coat!

A blonde leopard coat brings a brightness to my complexion and, as an added bonus, it feels like I'm wrapped up in a cozy blanket. Beware — this faux fur coat draws a lot of attention... in a good way!


A decorative, stretchy belt adds interest & defines the waist
A decorative, stretchy belt adds interest & defines the waist

A stretchy black belt with a gold clasp adds detail and finesse to any outfit. Always be on the lookout for belts; a belt collection will help to add interest to neutral pieces.


Menswear-inspired camel coat in 50% recycled wool
Menswear-inspired camel coat in 50% recycled wool

For colder weather this camel, menswear-inspired coat is a stylish neutral that can balance bright colours. It looks smashing with purple or red, or (if you prefer) even more camel for a tonal look.


NEUTRALS STYLING TIPS

  • Choose neutrals in a range of colours and shades: white, grey, khaki, navy.

  • Look for neutral pieces with clean lines, made with quality fabrics.

  • Don't rely too much on black; include other shades from the neutral palette.