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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Neutrals and Textures


Neutrals.  Is it weird that an outfit of ALL neutrals kinda terrifies me?  Fear of boring.  Don't get me wrong, I *love* them on other people, but when I put one on I get a little scared.  I'd rather rely on a pop of color, a little print, or a statement necklace to trick you into thinking I've got an ounce of style.  But without those, what's a girl to do?  One thing I've learned from Stacy and Clinton: textures!  Play with textures. I traded the usual colored flats, splash of print, or statement necklace for textures like faux leather, suede booties, or some texturing on the sweater.  I actually didn't even realize this outfit was all neutrals until after the fact, thanks to all that.  Are you more scared of an outfit of all neutrals or one with a lot of color?



Get a Similar Look:
Sweater: Urban Outfitters (shop)
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Booties: Target (similar, similar)
Necklace: Forever 21

21 comments:

  1. I really should find a jacket like that! You're neutrals are so chic.

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  2. I actually have to keep myself from wearing full neutral outfits, and focus on adding color to my looks. With that being said, I adore your jacket!!

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  3. I have always thought the same way and wouldn't put together a neutrals outfit for fear of boring. I also admire neutrals outfits on others because it can look classy & simple. I tried a few times to copy neutrals outfits and pretend it's comfortable but I always succumb to finishing dressing by throwing one of my many bright handbags over my shoulder! I'll remember the texture tip next time.

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  4. I love all neutrals and colour! They both have a place in my heart.
    Love this combo of yours, that jacket is amazing.


    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  5. I'm the same way about seeing stuff on other people but thinking it would look bad on me. This is adorable!

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute, cute!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  7. Don't be afraid of this outfit...it's amazing!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  8. One with lots of colour, more so one with different patterns together. I cannot bring myself to putting different (opposing if you like) together. Blogging has start getting me thinking about it though... just thinking at the moment lol

    www.expressionthrustyle.com

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  9. Found your blog while browsing and instantly feel in love with your style! I am your new follower :)

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  10. This outfit is understated, chic, and easy! Love it.

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  11. Oooo, that necklace is so cool!

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  12. Definitely more "scared" of color. I LOVE color, but neutrals are basically failproof, whereas color can go wrong, in my opinion! I like the tip about using texture to add interest to a neutral outfit, though.

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  13. There's nothing I love more than all neutrals--I think it's super sophisticated. For a pop of color I usually do bright nails or a fun lip stain.
    http://twhispersblog.blogspot.com

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  14. HOT! One of your best outfits to date!

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  15. I love this outfit, especially the jacket! I've been looking for a good cognac jacket for a while now.

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  16. Looks great! What color is your belt, and where did you get it? I don't have the same stores nearby, so I have been trying to find some cognac colored belts. Which I am wondering if that's the color of your belt in the picture. Anyone else know where to find them? Thanks!

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  17. love your knit top and necklace!!

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  18. I am definitely terrified by color, but love and feel powerful in a neutral outfit. BTW, you nailed it with the leather jacket and chunky sweater!

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  20. I don't own so much neutral to begin with (so I guess that answers the question...) so it is difficult to have an all neutral outfit. I've recently dared wearing monochromatic outfits, especially all or mostly black. I know that it can look good and I often admire those outfits on other people but I don't know I just feel weird when I'm not wearing colour. Although I've been happy with the outfits I've worn before.

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