Monday, December 03, 2007

Monday: Animal Print Neutral (raaaaarrrrrrrrrr)

Okay, time for another antiquated rule update. Once upon a time it was believed that neutrals were solid pieces in black, khaki, navy and white. Today neutrals can include bordeaux, chocolate brown, charcoal gray, burnt sienna and even patterns such as houndstooth, plaid, pinstripes and -- make sure you're sitting down for this -- animal print. We'll call these the new neutrals and they pair well with a wide range of colors and patterns.

Also, while adding a pop of color certainly brightens up most outfits, an all-over neutral pallet can be super chic when worn head to toe.
Case in point:

Animal Print Neutral (raaaaarrrrrrrrrr)

- charcoal gray leopard print short-sleeve sweater
- white 3/4-length sleeve button down

- camel asymmetrical wool skirt with raw hem

- gold-tone cluster heart pendant

- chocolate brown knee-length boots

- over-sized pearl stud earrings
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1 comment:

heidi said...

thank you thank you thank you! i love animal prints and herringbone and pinstripes as neutrals and it is always nice to find a kindred spirit in that.