In the age of street style and fashion bloggers galore, fashion has somewhat turned into a game of “Look at me!” I’m all about using fashion to make a statement or express how you’re feeling, but it is possible to do so without wearing every color of the rainbow simultaneously or a fruit on your head (Sorry, Anna Dello Russo)? The truth is, anyone can draw attention to their outfit while wearing something crazy, but it takes true style to make simplicity stand out.
This Fashionista layered classic pieces in different shades of neutral for a simple yet stylish look. It’s refreshing to see neutral colors like camel, black and taupe combined for a look that still stands out without bold colors and patterns. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bold hue and a statement piece, but there is something about understated style (take note from the French) that really makes an outfit stand out. The truth is, sometimes less is more.
If you want to give your statement necklace and trendy peplums a rest, go for some classic pieces in your wardrobe in subdued neutral tones to make a subdued statement. With spring coming, a classic trench coat is a great investment (and a lighter version of this Fashionista’s coat.) ASOS’ Contrast Band trench jacket combines two shades of neutral, black and beige, in a classic piece that’s sure to fit into your wardrobe easily. Pair that with a short pair of black Dolce Vita booties (also perfect for transitioning into a new season.) To top off any neutral look, this Target cross-body handbag will blend in nicely with various shades of blacks, beige and nudes. In the wise words of Leonard DaVinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”