OOTD: Neutrals Are Not Boring

I’m a big fan of neutral colors like beige, white, brown and black. I think that neutrals are far from boring, if you play them right! With subtler colors and patterns, you’re able to have a lot more fun with cut, style and accessories.

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Take this beige shift dress from Forever 21, for example. I purchased this dress because it is PERFECT for work events. Daytime panel? Check. Cocktails by the pool? Done deal. The dress is a decent length and covers all of my chest. The shift dress style screams “working girl.” And the neutral beige color is completely unoffending.

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Then you see the fun cutouts on top. These cutout shapes add so much spunk to the otherwise ordinary dress. Best of all, their placement means you can’t wear a necklace – so accessorizing is already made easier.

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Sometimes I wear this dress with my nude canvas wedges from Target, but sometimes I step away from the beige and opt for brown wedges, like these ones from Payless.

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For accessories, it’s simple. Beige is more of a warm color, so accessories should definitely be gold. I kept it easy with a gold Gorjana cuff ring and that’s it.

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This dress is perfect for work events, and it’s even more perfect with the addition of a crisp blazer. This cropped white blazer from H&M is the icing on the cake. It’s cropped, so it doesn’t overwhelm a dress. And its sharp structure matches well with the geometric shapes.

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How do you jazz up neutrals? Let me know in the comments!

 

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