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