Neutrals are always a go-to color combination for spring. They are easy to style and can make any outfit look polished and chic. One way to update wearing neutrals for this season is to layer with different textures. This can be done in a variety of ways, but my favorite is to pair basics (that most everyone has in in their wardrobe) for a new take on a chic but casual look.
Starting with a basic wardrobe staple, the little black dress, I wanted to go for a sense of ease and effortlessness. This dress has a lace appliqué that contrasts well with the other textures in this look. The scalloped hem adds just a touch of femininity that pairs well with the pastel tones of the knit sweater layered over top of the dress. The beige color of the sweater plays well with the softness of the dress while also keeping the casual vibe of this look intact. I quite like the contrast between the black and the beige, especially because of how the sweater makes the dress silhouette appear more streamlined than it would just on its own.
Keeping the idea of pairing two tones together, I decided on two-tone leather accessories. A crossbody handbag is perfect for this look, especially the smaller size. I love the look of a crossbody handbag with a casual look—it makes for a fun styling detail whilst also being practical. For my shoes, I went for a two-tone leather loafer with the same colors as the handbag. I adore wearing loafers on a casual day; not only are they super comfortable, but they look rather chic as well!
How do you like to dress for a casual day? Let us know in the comments!