STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Keeping It Neutral

March 23rd, 2016 at 2:10am

Neutrals are an indispensable part of any woman’s closet. Although they are most frequently seen in minimalist outfits, they hold a great amount of versatility. Whether you are dressing for a quiet morning of coffee on the porch or an interview with a potential boss, a neutral look will allow you to exude simplicity and collectiveness. As the winter months are ending and there is a beautiful spring around the corner, it’s time to pull out the collection of soft, flesh tones and earthy neutrals and embrace spring’s seasonal cues.

This Fashionista created a functional transition look by incorporating airy spring tones into pieces that hold enough weight to suppress any lingering wind chill. While the soft colors speak for themselves, they also allow the cut of the clothes to stand out. Her high-collar tank is a wardrobe staple for the upcoming spring and she chose to both emphasize and complement it with a chainlink fringed necklace.

Statement jewelry has waved in and out of yearly fashion shows, but I really believe that you can never go wrong with standout accessories. The spring 2016 runway named “Hot Around The Collar” a top trend in thanks to the many designers who took the classic choker look and put their own spin on it. My personal favorite, J.W. Anderson, exhibited the power of a chunky collar in his ready-to-wear collection. He juxtaposed his gold metal chokers with galactic pantsuits and square-toed metallic spike heels to stand behind his experimentalist style of “a woman’s odyssey.”

Whether or not light pastel and nude colors are your go-to colors, look to fall onto off-whites and sweet tones to compliment the spring’s breeze and glow. Henry Van Dyke said, “the first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another,” so embrace it.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always like to wear outfits that match my mood. Today was overcast and eerie so I thought I’d match the weather and wear neutral colors, but just jazz it up a bit.”