Haute & Cool: New Neutrals

With sunnier days on the horizon, it’s time to lighten up our closet with fashion neutrals. The traditional warm-weather palette of white, ivory and tan has expanded.

And what a breath of fresh air! Who doesn’t enjoy the organic, earthy tones of caramel, olive and sienna? After all, the best way to build a capsule wardrobe is with colors that go with anything. Here’s how to make your neutrals new again.

Splurge a little. This is where to invest, because it’s the most flexible part of your closet. Plus, you will be able to style more complicated pieces without asking, “How do I wear it?”

TRY: A structured blazer with a sporty slant. Or a timeless trench with an industrial design.

MIX, DON’T MATCH: Wear warm and cool tones together for a luxe springtime vibe. Then layer in texture for a playful twist.

TRY: Silky separates with feminine draping. Get some height with a linen and suede

platform wedge.

ADD SOME EDGE: Versatile doesn’t mean predictable. It’s how you style your pieces that elevates the look.

TRY: A modernized shirt dress with a graphic inset. Carry a distinguished geometric tote with artistic accents.

Allyson Burkhardt is the founder of Let’s Get Dressed! Image & Style Services. Visit her on the web at letsgetdressed.com.

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