Play It Neutral

It’s no secret that some of Hollywood’s most stylish starlets have a major fashion crush on all things neutral. The crisp and clean color scheme screams summer and can play an integral part of every girls wardrobe due to their endless styling possibilities. “The Hills” alum, Lauren Conrad, is never shy when it comes to proclaiming her love of neutrals. The former reality star turned designer recently stepped out in a nude sheer striped sweater from her Kohl’s collection. While colors are indeed a summer essential, without a few key neutral pieces, you’ll continually find yourself surrounded by bright colors that lack basic styling links. By properly stocking your wardrobe with a few neutral pieces, like a nude top and a tan blazer, your styling options will instantly double. If you’re a color fiend like myself just think of these items as the perfect canvas for showing off one of your favorite bright pieces, like a neon pink skirt or a mint green clutch. When styling your neutral ensembles I always suggest adding some contrast and dimension by incorporating tonal textures. Below are a few of my favorite neutral looks from this summer. Which celebrity ensemble are you loving most?

My neutral picks:

1. Rachel Zoe Luelle Leather Dress: Rachel Zoe updates a classic silhouette in rich tan leather. Expertly tailored seams shape an easy-to-wear leather dress that takes on a rustic edge with buckled epaulets. Make the dress your own with a variety of accessories and shoes.

2. Theory Toro W Pants: Transition from day to night seamlessly with these superstylish Theory pants! Athletic-inspired Theory pants feature an elastic drawstring waist and cropped length with unexpected zippers at the back ankles for a dose of downtown edge.

3. Blu Moon Boho Romper: The Boho Romper by Blu Moon looks amazing dressed up or down. It’s utilitarian style that will fast become your summer uniform. Pair it with gladiator flats for day and slip into teetering heels come evening.

4. Brochu Walker City Cardigan: With a contemporary-chic cocoon silhouette, this soft light-brown cozy cardigan is an ideal layering piece for city looks. Wear this cozy knit over a white tee and leather pencil skirt for a cool textural contrast.

By: Anna James