If you want to create a polished look that is effortless and speaks of maturity, calmness and femininity, learn how to wear shades of soft neutrals.
One of the trends for spring and summer that I am currently loving is the soft neutrals. Some neutral colors seen on the runway are beige, peach, shades of ivory, light tan, pressed rose, gold, gray and light shades of pink. They have a calming effect. These colors are very feminine and polished.
Neutrals can be used to emphasize a print or color on your outfit, or it can be used to tone down an otherwise bold and strong print or color.
However, if you want to create an effortless look and a grown-up girl impression, opting for a head to toe neutral outfit or even mixing a few shades of neutral colors are the best way to achieve that.
Let´s explore some of the way that you can wear neutral colors for spring and summer.
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1. How to Wear Soft Neutrals with a Hint of Print
Some women are afraid to try wearing the neutral colors because they worry that these colors may make them look older than they actually are. That fear is valid, ladies. I used to think that way. However, I found that to avoid looking too matured in neutrals you should try mixing a solid neutral separate with a cute printed separate that is still in a neutral shade.
Take a look at this camisole featuring multi-colored print in beige. Although striking, the print isn´t too bold to clash with your neutral trousers. Suddenly the eye is drawn to the top, before it easily travels down to the hems of your trousers. This will make you look taller.
2. Mixing Soft Yet Contrasting Neutrals
The idea here is to mix three or more neutral colors in an outfit. A pair of beige trousers will hightlight your black tank. Some ivory sandals will ensure that your vertical line isn´t cut and your legs look longer. A gray clutch will add interest to the look.
3. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: Try the Beige Chine Dress
Choosing a neutral dress such as this beige silk chine is probably the quickest way to wear the nuetral color trend. But you don´t have to accessorize the look purely with neutral accessories. Aside from some wine sandals, you can also add a bright colored bag such as a pink shoulder bag, or a neutral print such as an animal print satchel.
Feel free to break the monotony.
4. Let Your Bag Guide You When It´s Time to Wear Soft Neutrals
Woven bags are again big this season and they often come in neutral colors. Use your bag as the focal point of your look. Choose a dress or a set of separates that is either lighter or darker than the shade of your bag. It´s like choosing the right backdrop for the stage so your bag can take centerstage.
5. How to Wear Soft Neutrals with a Beige Trench Coat
This outfit is a testament that layering neutral on neutral can be very, very chic! Here we see at work the layering of beige, sand and calico. Gray is also present through those subtle snake print sandals.
So if you´re teaming sand color jersey top with some calico trousers for a casual look, you can quickly polish it up with a stunning beige trench coat.
6. Quickly Add Soft Neutrals to an Outfit with a Straw Hat
Another thing that I´m obsessed with every summer is the straw hat. Worn with any day outfit, it quickly adds some boho elements to the look. Since I´m also a lover of neutral shades of white — not the bright white but shades of ivory white — teaming the straw hat with a neutral white outfit is my go-to summer look.
I like that it looks clean, fresh and down-to-earth.
7. Gold is the Season´s Most Luxurious Soft Neutral
Gold is another gorgeous choice of neutral for this season. A good dose of shimmer tempered with subtle stripes will look nice on a sunny day, especially if it´s as freeing as this bandeau top and high-waisted, wide-leg pants set.
Adding a neutral colored fringed bag and some slides will make this look effortless.
8. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: Tailoring is Chic and Effortless
This is probably my most favorite look among these featured neutral looks. I love the comfort of neutral tailoring worn with a casual off-white or gray t-shirt, and teamed with some matching Shiana shorts. The loose fit isn´t only comfortable, it´s also effortlessly chic. And of course, the high-rise shorts keep the whole thing stylish.
Some simple strap sandals and yet another neutral colored bag are all you need to finish the look.
9. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: The Beige Silk-Crepe Top
I am currently seeing the comeback of twist back sleeveless tops. This may be a trend to keep an eye on. Here we have another beige silk top worn with a matching beige straight pants and some sandals. Add a tailored beige jacket and you´re work-ready.
Why is „matching“ seems to be the rule in wearing neutrals? Well, that´s probably because going tonal is always stylish.
10. The Rust and White Polka Blouse
And this is my second most favorite from all the looks featured here. I always love balloon sleeves, as well as batwing, puffy, bell and bolero sleeves. So that´s only natural for me to fall for this look. This is the way grown ups wear polka dot, I should say.
So we have here a rust and white dotted top with balloon sleeves worn with some white capri pants and tan strap high heels. Note how the neutral straw bag with leather straps naturally pulls everything in the look together.
11. Opt for a Soft Neutral Maxi Dress for Evening Events
For an evening look, seriously consider a Champagne satin dress such as this one. Not only is its Moonlight color very trendy, but this is surely a trend that will never fade. The maxi style is timeless and its close neck and draping tye ribbon, plus its puffy bishop sleeves all make this dress irresistible.
This is truly the most elegant way to wear the neutral color trend this season.
12. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: Latte Fit-and-Flare Dress
There are a lot of reasons to love neutral tones — they´re neat, covert chic, and multifaceted — but the best that I know is they make you look taller especially of you wear the tones from head to toe. This spring, I encourage you to put your hands on neutral combinations, from beige to blush, and see how elegant the results are.
I love how versatile is this tonal patchwork. You add a pastel cardigan and a pair of pointed nude pumps, you´re professionally ready for work. But take off the cover up and swap the pumps for some fringed ankle boots and you’re ready to rock a party.
13. Blush Flare Dress
You can rock this sleeveless dress with blouson bodice as a fashion statement by teaming it with some trendy nude shoes. But if you´re to keep classic and clean for events like wedding parties or formal cocktails, team it with neat strap high heeled sandals.
14. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: Dusty Rose Mini Dress
The shimmery finish of this dusty rose mini dress adds a glam to its already attention-grabbing sleeveless style and twisted front accent on the bodice. Dress it up with high heels or down with flat pointed-toe smoking slippers.
15. Bare Pink Sleeveless Peplum Dress
The pleated split peplum at waistline of this bare pink dress and the almost pencil skirt make this look totally professional. It´s made for business meetings and other work-related events. To strengthen the statement; complete the look with nude accessories and nude pumps.
16. How to Wear Soft Neutrals: Blush Long-Sleeve Scoop-Neck Lace Sheath Dress
Go totally ladylike in this Very Wang lace dress featuring unlined long sleeves and scalloped hemline. With its red carpet elegance, you can definitely rock it to any high socialite events and parties.
Are you ready to go nude this season? How do you find the head-to-toe neutral outfits?
17. Neutral Colored Maxi Dresses
Neutrals such as white, cream, nude, brown and black are not as eye-catching as bright and vibrant colors but no matter the season, they will always come in handy. For one, neutrals make you look taller. This is especially true if you team up tonal separates or better yet, opt for a neutral one piece.
Neutrals will also easily mix and blend with any color, print and pattern. That´s probably the reason they are called the basics of a wardrobe. Today, let´s take a look at some gorgeous neutral pieces you can wear in spring and summer.
Here are three different types of neutral maxi dresses. Let´s start with the Taupe Maxi Dress. It´s an elegant minimalist gown made of soft chiffon and featuring crisscross panels over a sweetheart bodice. To style it up, add simple gold or silver accessories. You can also cover your shoulders with an animal print or a cream jacket for a subtle but striking contrast.
I love the Save Water Drink Champagne Beige Maxi Halter Dress because of its comfy and interesting style. It has a drawstring halter top that ties at the back and drapes nicely on its backless style. It´s one of those gorgeous boho dresses that invite you to embrace your free spirit. I would definitely wear it with a black gladiator sandal and black fringe bag.
A casually chic dress, the black stripe maxi is perfect to hug your curves while still keeping it comfortable. I highly recommend wearing it with a black leather jacket and gutsy flat boots for evening.
18. Neutral Midi Dresses
Midi dresses are currently all the rage. Why not? Women are now encouraged to keep their skirts at knee length more than ever. This hem length isn´t only elegant, it´s also strategic. They make you look taller simply by bringing the attention to the thinnest part of your legs.
If you´re looking for some midi dresses to join your wardrobe, dig for a neutral piece from black and white monochrome to a whimsy white lace.
19. How to Wear Soft Neutral Pants
Spring and summer are the seasons best for white jeans and earthy hued cargo pants. Try a washed gray cargo with a simple white top and black pointed toe pumps, or a pair of white skinnies with an oversized cream sweater or a simple mono top.Less is more, indeed!