Neutrals For All Seasons and ReasonsShift into neutral, style-wise, with clothing and cosmetics that flaunt the plain game. These calm tones aren’t boring, though. Read on for how best to refresh your wardrobe with some of the most versatile fashion colors known to womankind.
While we love our neons, blazing brights and deep jewel tones, sometimes we want to romance the stone. And the bone, beige, gray, khaki and tan. For every extroverted color touted as the new couture, there's an equally chic corresponding neutral trend for when we want to whisper, not shout. Quieter colors are timeless, and won't go out of fashion with the turn of a season. Here we introduce you to this year's array of beautiful neutrals.
For Your Workdays: On Neutral Ground
Understated hues meld well with crisp professional shapes and add sophistication to edgier fashion. A gray flannel pantsuit (less severe than black) nails the menswear trend, while a camel tweed pencil skirt and off-white bow blouse capture another fall runway hit. Love pastels? Keep your look from veering too sugary sweet by pairing a pastel tone, say blush pink, with a sober light gray. Or play with pops of color by finishing a beige peplum dress with a skinny red belt. Charcoal shirtdresses also take contrasting accessories well, and don't forget an even darker neutral: navy. This blue hue is the current designers' darling, and it's particularly gorgeous on style staples like tailored shift dresses and faux-croc satchels. Anchor your neutral workday wardrobe with nude patent pumps: Block-heeled Mary Janes are especially office-awesome.