Video:Tips for Wearing Neutrals Stylishlywith Shaneca Mason
Neutral colors can be worn stylishly without being boring or drab. Check out these tips for dressing in neutral tones that still make a fashion statement.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Wearing Neutrals Stylishly
Hi, I'm Shaneca Mason for About.com. In this video you will receive five tips for Wearing Neutrals Stylishly.
Use the Spectrum of Neutral Tones
The neutral color scheme goes beyond tan! Neutral tones include: navy, olive, camel, white, gray, tan, brown & black.In the first outfit, featuring a chic look, we have : A black cotton cardigan, a muted peach silk frock, a gray pencil skirt, & slate blue wedge heels.
Stay away from a washed out look. Do this by creating contrast with the elements in your wardrobe. Choose a bold neutral piece to stand out from the other more subdued items. You can also create contrast by including peeks of color within your neutral scheme. This is a good way to keep your look fresh.
You can add surprises of color with: shoes, jewelry, tights, or a vivid purse.In the second outfit we have: A gray vintage dress, a pinstriped car coat, teal cotton leggings, and slate blue wedge heels.
Use Texture with Neutrals
You want to create varying textures with neutrals. You can wear an entirely neutral outfit if you make it a priority to create a diversity of texture. A wide range of textures works well when paired in the neutral family. Consider combining some of the following textiles: pinstripes, wool, linen, silk, jersey, or lace.The last outfit, featuring a casual look, includes: A cream cotton shirt, a marigold cotton t-shirt, a black and white silk scarf, slate-blue shorts, black cotton tights, & metallic silver sandals.
Wear Minimal Accessories with Neutrals
Pairing solid neutrals with an accessory or two will give you a modern, clean appearance. Accessories that work well with neutrals include: a bold patterned scarf, a statement necklace, a striking hat, or any type of metallic element.
Work With Your Skin Tone
Consider your skin tone when creating a neutral look. Lighter complexions may want to avoid the tones within the beige and tan family. Always remember that contrast is the essential element when working with neutrals.Thank you for watching. For more info visit About.com.