Styling Neutrals | 10 Pieces x 7 Outfits

Although normally a ‘black, white and grey’ kinda gal, in the last few months I have become a little bit obsessed with softer, neutral tones such as browns, creams, pinks and nudes. Having never owned a brown piece of clothing before (I’m pretty sure) I now own a brown sweater, dress, skirt, 2 x brown boots, trousers and another sorta browny gold sweater. I finding these tones more ‘easy’ and calming, if that makes any sense at all.

For today’s post, I decided to style up a few outfits in preparation for building my new Spring Capsule Wardrobe. I have been thinking about it all week, styling outfits on my Smart Closet App, but I wanted to be able to share the process with you guys too, so here it is.

THE PIECESthe pieces

  • Brown Cashmere Sweater, Vintage Shop £10
  • Brown Slip Dress, Depop £8
  • Black Corduroy Jumpsuit *New in, People Tree, £15 (sample sale)
  • Light Wash Mom Jeans, very old River Island
  • Pink Oversized Knit, BHF Charity Shop £3
  • Cream 100% Silk Shirt, Scope Charity Shop £12
  • Grey Poloneck Top, very old Forever21
  • Check Blazer (kinda oversized), Sue Ryder Charity Shop €3
  • Flat Black Boots, Depop £15
  • Nude Slingback Heels *New in for Spring from Depop £14

 

THE OUTFITSStyling Nuetrals week in outfits

  1. To get me through the colder weather I literally layer polo necks under everything. It’s really flattering to wear a high neck top under a v-neck jumpsuit or dress. I added the slingback heels to dress the look up but this, and every other look would look great with either pair of shoes.
  2. This would be a very sexy but understated look for date night (or layer a top underneath for daytime). I love the juxtaposition of the masculine over-sized blazer with the slinky dress and heels.
  3. Jeans and a sweater is a pretty regular outfit of mine. It’s great for work or casual days and depending on the footwear can be dressy (slingbacks) or casual (boots).
  4. My silk shirt is a great alternative to a more corporate crisp shirt, as it’s lovely and relaxed and effortless looking. Teamed with jeans and a small heel, it’s the perfect work to drinks to whatever outfit.
  5. Wearing dresses as skirts is a great way to get more wears out of your dresses. Throw on a jumper over your dress and maybe add a belt to give more of a skirt illusion.
  6. Likewise, throwing a jumper over a jumpsuit gives you an extra pair of trousers for your wardrobe.
  7. And finally, wearing a blazer buttoned up completely, can add a different kind of top to your wardrobe. Wear it belted for a very street-style inspired look.

 

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