Strong Silent Neutrals
If you are prone to wearing beautiful neutrals like I am the trick to not looking boring and ‘tastefully middle aged’ is to wear neutrals in current silhouettes. This way it keeps you looking modern and effortless - think strong culottes, soft wide leg trousers, funnel neck tops, paper bag cuffed shorts, oversized bell sleeve tops and wide-strap cross-back sundresses.
For the most part my clients are never wanting to look on trend, just more current and stylish. That’s where I’m engaged to hunt down those magic pieces. When looking for those clever wardrobe items, more often than not they are usually a strong shaped neutral that will elevate the current wardrobe, give you fresh combinations and make you feel great.
It can also be useful to spend some time thinking about, trying on or even photographing pieces and styling the small details a little bit differently (cuffing a trouser, adding a patterned sock or rolling up a sleeve). Fresh eyes and a new perspective can make a huge difference to shake things up;
An over sized boyfriend shirt with straight high waisted faded blue jeans.
Soft wide legged trousers with chunky trainers.
Cropped slim trousers with lace up brogues.
Maxi skirts with motorcycle boots.
Shorts with ankle boots.
Shirt dress with chunky sandals.
All these style variations in neutrals look current and far from boring… the other great thing about wearing neutrals is the chance to up your accessory game;
Stacks of arm candy.
A head scarf or a oversized scarf worn 'big and high’ (as I like to style them).
Applause for neutrals in strong current shapes that bypass trends and fit easily into your existing wardrobe and shake things up a bit - Amen!
For Inspiration and a great starting point for beautiful contemporary neutrals visit the below…