3 Neutral Outfit Ideas

Emma Does Fashion
by Emma Does Fashion

Neutral tones are having the biggest moment right now! Choosing clothes in an array of neutral colours is a quick and easy way to ensure that you can put outfits together in a flash. The clue is in the name - they’re neutral, so they work with everything.

In winter, we often fall into the trap of just wearing black, which is a hugely sophisticated and versatile colour. But now we’re coming into weird and wonderful Spring (honestly the craziest weather in England right now, it feels like February rather than May), it’s nice to bring in some lighter colours to mark the beginning of what will hopefully be the warmer months.

Excuse the supervillain pose below - there was no better way to show you that amazing lining.

This is a look I’ve been wearing loads lately because it just makes me feel great. This cropped white top from Zara) can be worn over or under the ribbed camel skirt (I’ve tucked it in for a smoother silhouette. The white and camel tones together are just beautiful. Because the outfit itself is neutral, any colour coat will work with it, but I loved the camel colour so much that I decided to add my Ted Baker wrap coat to it and just stick with a really tonal theme. A pair of quilted black mules goes really well with this look and they are bang on trend too.

For warmer days, you could wear a cardigan over this look instead of the coat and on colder days, grab a jumper, tights and ankle boots or a pair of closed-toe heels.

This next look is for the much more enjoyable warm Spring days. This dress is a staple on the Silkfred website - it was on there for 2 or more years before I finally ordered it. It’s flow-y and flattering and makes a statement despite being a very neutral colour and a classic silhouette. Can you imagine how beautiful this dress would look on a beach holiday?

An easy way to style up neutral dresses is to add one of your own belts. This Gucci-inspired belt is from River Island (a much more affordable alternative) and it adds a bit of colour to what may otherwise be quite a stark colour palette. Straw accessories like this bag from Topshop are a classic finishing touch.

The rich chocolate brown of this jumper from ASOS is really popular at the moment, as is the on-trend sweetheart neckline. I’d been finding this shade of brown quite difficult to style until I experimented and paired it with these pink culottes from New Look. I love the result! This is definitely a look you could wear to work, both in the office and from home.

The best piece of advice I could give to anyone adding to their work wardrobe is to grab yourself a pair of culottes - they are so so comfy, it feels like wearing pyjamas! Yet, despite their relaxed fit, they are smart enough for the office.

I dressed this outfit up with a pair of gold heels that you can’t see in the photo but a ballet flat would be absolutely perfect with this look for the workplace.

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