Some days getting dressed just isn’t really my priority. Like many things in life though, it has to happen. I can only imagine the looks I’d receive if I showed up at work in my yoga pants and favorite neon yellow long sleeve t-shirt (a staple in my loungewear collection, which obviously needs a fancy name like “loungewear collection”).
These lazy style days often result in a mish mash of neutral pieces paired together in a fool proof combination. In most cases, neutrals all match each other, so it’s much harder to wander astray with limited effort. Thus, I’m popping in with a few quick all neutral (or almost all neutral but for the bit of red in my dress) outfits to inspire simple style.
Let’s breakdown the details.
All Solid Neutrals
It’s tough to go wrong with a combination of solid neutral pieces. This might get boring wearing all these colors everyday. If you’re looking for a really simple option for a particularly busy day or possibly creating a small capsule wardrobe, a few solid neutral pieces will keep things simple and versatile. Neutrals can include black and brown as well as gray, cognac, cream and even colors like navy and olive.
A Bit of Color
This outfit is almost all neutral. A touch of red snuck into the dress, but I didn’t include any other colors. Thus, I had no concerns about matching colors or pairing complementary tones. If you love color and can’t imagine a completely (boring) neutral outfit, add a touch of color to uplift your spirit.
Pattern/Print & Metallic
A basic black and gray blouse, jeans, and flats outfit get a dose of life from the floral print and the metallic shoes. Letting a pattern or print be the center of attention in an outfit is a great way to add interest to an otherwise very simple combination. The floral print has plenty to say, so I don’t really need to add anything else, even in the form of color, to make a statement.
Matching the Stripes
Similar to the print and metallic shoes above, the prominent stripes add enough interest to the outfit to prevent it from feeling “blah.” I added another stripe with the boot socks but kept the combination nice and simple.
Some like stick to neutrals all the time. For those of you who love lots of color, here are a few ideas to take advantage of those neutral pieces in your closet that can complement bright colors but also create great combination on their own.