What are Neutral Colors in Clothing? Neutral Style Guide

What are neutral colors in clothes? Styling neutrals is all about creating chic, sophisticated looks that are versatile and timeless. Here are some tips to help you master the art of styling neutrals.

what are neutral colors in clothes?

Neutral colors include white, cream, beige, gray, brown, navy and black. Neutral colors might also include shades like camel, taupe, and olive. Make sure to find neutral colors that flatter your skin undertone.

TIP # 1 Mix textures

Neutrals can sometimes look flat if they’re all the same texture. Mix things up by combining different textures like silk, cotton, leather, wool, or denim to add depth and interest to your outfit. Make sure that you opt for neutrals that flatter your skin undertone.

TIP # 2 Layering

Layering neutral pieces can create dimension and visual interest. Try layering a lightweight sweater over a shirt or blazer. 

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TIP # 3 Play with proportions

Experiment with mixing oversized pieces with more fitted ones. For example, pair an oversized blazer with tailored trousers or jeans.

TIP # 4 Accessorize

Accessories are a great way to add pops of color and personality to a neutral outfit. Consider adding statement jewelry, a bold handbag, or a colorful scarf to elevate your look.



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TIP # 5 Focus on fit

Accessories are a great way to add pops of color and personality to a neutral outfit. Consider adding statement jewelry, a bold handbag, or a colorful scarf to elevate your look. Since neutrals can be understated, paying attention to fit is key.

Opt for pieces that flatter your body shape and fit well. Tailored pieces will always look more polished than ill-fitting ones. So, don’t hesitate to get your clothes altered by your local tailor if needed.  

And in case you love the idea of designing your own clothes like me, check out Dressarte online couture service, where you can order custom clothes online, straight from home. No need to find a tailor anymore as it’s a one stop online service to have clothes made-to-measure. Here is the link if you want to ask for a quote.

TIP # 6 Add interest with prints and patterns

While the main pieces of your outfit might be neutral, don’t be afraid to incorporate subtle prints or patterns like stripes, checks, polka dots or animal prints to add visual interest.

TIP # 7 Monochromatic outfits

Create a sleek and sophisticated look by sticking to one color palette and wearing different shades of neutrals from head to toe. This creates a cohesive and polished outfit without being overly flashy.


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