06 May 2010

n is for neutral nudes

Lustworthy Trend: Nudes

One of my favourite colours this season is not a colour at all. If I was all-black in the winter, I'm definitely all-neutral for spring! I can't get enough of beige, mauve, taupe and cream - they're classic, but trendy, and work well for an all-nude outfit. I think that is the best part about working with neutrals; unlike black, which doesn't have many varieties in colour, neutrals have depth and can be eye-catching without needing a pop of colour. Olivia Palermo pulls the look off so nicely - I would raid her wardrobe any day. With her heels and bag matching, the dress and belt contrast with different shades, providing a great pattern and a neutral chic outfit!

(picture via cheap chica)

I fell head over heels for this drawstring dress by Michael Kors ($150). I tried on a Rachel Roy-version at The Bay a couple weeks ago and have been searching for a well-fitting one ever since. It's casual and easy to wear, perfect for those in-between weather days when it's not too hot out. I thought it would go perfect with these t-strap Kimchi flats from Urban Outfitters ($34) which have a bit of a metallic sheen to add a little something.

I've been on the hunt for a great pair of cowboy boots (number one on my list is an amazing embellished pair from Zara), and this ivory boot from Spring ($70) is trendy but casual. I love this printed dress as well (Forever 21, $30); accented with a crossbody bag, and the look is complete!

Finally, I have this amazing lace top from H&M that I wear so often - it goes with everything, from jeans, to skirts and chinos. This lace blouse from Topshop ($70) is similar, and I paired it with a great hobo bag from J. Crew ($200). Neutrals are so versatile, and can be dressed up or down. I honestly cannot get enough!

(pictures via Gossip Girl Show and The Vogue Diaries)

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