In yesterday’s post I talked about how to refresh your winter wardrobe and my secret to creating new outfits with what I already own (read it here), and today I wanted to follow that up with some more ideas to easily create chic outfits. In these transitional months between seasons, I always rely on neutrals to get me through. Most of my wardrobe consists of neutrals so it’s really just a matter of mixing and matching what I already own. Now is the time to mix and match seasonal pieces together – a favorite winter sweater and white denim, for example. I like to layer different textures to create more interest. You really can’t go wrong with mixing and matching neutrals no matter what season they’re from. Here are some of my favorite neutral color combos that always look great together.
1. Gray, Black & Camel
Camel is my favorite neutral ever and gray comes in a close second. While most people wouldn’t normally think to pair a warm camel with cool gray, the result is actually really pretty and chic. I like grounding the combo with a black bottom. I took inspiration from one of my most used bags – this Gucci crossbody – which has camel and gray shades in it to create this outfit.
Similar Camel Coat (also love this one)
Gucci Dionysus Mini Bag]
KENDALL + KYLIE Tie Back Pullover
Blank Denim Embroidered Leather Pants (also love this pair, wear a 24 in both)
Christian Louboutin Black Heels (budget version here)
Celine Sunglasses (budget version here)
2. Gray & Olive
Monotone outfits are my quick solution for those days when I feel like I have nothing to wear. For this look I went with head-to-toe gray and then threw on an olive trench. I love the way olive pairs with gray – it adds a warm touch.
Asos Green Trench (very similar here)
H&M Turtleneck Sweater (exact sold out, similar here and here)
Madewell Denim (wearing a 24)
Gianvito Rossi Gray Heels
Saint Laurent Large College Bag (exact color sold out, similar gray color here)
Nordstrom Rack Curved Ring
Nordstrom Rack Double X Ring
3. Ivory & White
Another play on the monochromatic look. I love wearing all white, but between seasons it’s nice to warm it up a bit with ivory and nude pieces. I have a thing for lightweight waterfall coats like this one. This is the style I wear most often and I just bought it in four colors.
Waterfall Coat (wearing the beige color, also love this style)
Tie Shoulder Sweater (wearing an XXS)
White Distressed Denim (wearing a 24)
Gucci Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag
Christian Louboutin Nude Pumps
Gold Aviator Sunglasses
Gucci Belt (wearing a 70, see my buying guide here)
4. Gray & Black
I can never get enough of gray pieces – they work for every skin tone. I love mixing shades of gray and anchoring them with a darker (almost black) shade. These dark gray jeans are one of my favorites. They’re the color “washed black.”
Gray Coat (on sale now! search “11070655”, similar here and here)
Cold Shoulder Sweater (wearing an XS)
Gray Distressed Denim (in color ‘Washed Black’, wearing a 24, also love this more affordable pair)
Christian Louboutin Heels
Saint Laurent College Bag (large size)
Saint Laurent Sunglasses
5. Camel & Black
A warmer take on black and white – just added some shades of camel. I love camel pieces paired with black because it really makes the camel color pop.
Topshop Coat (sold out, similar here, here and here)
Asos Black Denim (favorite <$50 pair, wearing a 24)
Celine Sunglasses (more affordable version here)
Christian Louboutin Black Heels (more affordable version here)
Gucci Marmont Mini Bag
6. Black & Olive
Can you tell I have a thing for statement coats? I throw one on over almost everything – even my sweats. They’re a great way to dress up the most basic pieces.
7. Leopard & Black
Leopard is a neutral in my book. It’s a statement print so I like to keep everything else understated. Head-to-toe black is always my go-to option for a great foundation.
JOA Leopard Coat (also similar here, here, here and here)
Prada Cahier Bag
Joe’s Coated Skinny Jeans
Jimmy Choo Black Booties (also love these, more affordable version here)