Trends/ Under $100/ Designer/ Wardrobe Tips/ Fashion / 17 Feb, 2020

The Neutral Color Combinations I Swear By


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white winter coat and a white pom pom beanie in the snowOne quick scroll through my Instagram or blog will show you that neutrals are the color combination I wear year-round. They’re reliable and look great with everything, so you really can’t go wrong. Although I get tempted to experiment with more exciting color combos, I’ll always go back to the basics because you can create endless outfit combinations with them. Plus, a neutral color palette always looks appropriate for any occasion and any season. If you’re shopping on a budget, know that neutrals can elevate your outfit because they look more natural and expensive. No matter what your color preference is, there’s a neutral shade for everyone. Keep scrolling for my favorites!


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white coat and a white beanie for winterMango White Coat (wearing an S) | Kyi Kyi Pom Pom Beanie | Zara White Crop Sweater (wearing an S, similar here) | Zara Faux Leather Pants (wearing an XS) | Zara White Boots (similar here) | Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26 (also here) | Tom Ford Aviator Sunglasses (better for budget here)

1. All White

I have always been one to wear all black, but this season, I’m switching it up with white. It’s such a fresh monochromatic palette that never fails to look chic – especially when worn in layers. White has been such a hot fashion color these past two years and I really can’t get enough of it lately.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing gray jeans and a topshop biker jacket for fallTopshop Biker Jacket (exact color sold out, similar here and here) | Nordstrom Gray Sweater (wearing a XXS) | Topshop Gray Jeans (wearing a 25 – size up) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Gianvito Rossi Heels | Saint Laurent Sunglasses

2. Black & Gray

Another stylish way to give your blacks a break is by opting for similar shades like gray. It has the same chic, fashion-forward vibe. These super affordable gray jeans are one of my favorite purchases this season. The high waist and frayed hems make them so easy to style with oversized sweaters and edgier pieces. You can pair them with a charcoal sweater and matching gray heels.


Mango Camel Coat | Revolve Majorelle Green Turtleneck Sweater | Revolve Majorelle Green Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (better for budget here) | Louis Vuitton Clutch (available in my shop) | Celine Sunglasses (better for budget here)

3. Olive & Cognac

I have been obsessing over warm brown colors over the past few months. Although I’ve never thought to pair it with darker greens, the result actually feels super chic. I love how it brightens up the darker olive tones.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a givenchy antigona bag and a moncler beanie for winter in st. paul minnesotaMoncler Beanie (better for budget here) | Topshop Biker Jacket (similar here) | Topshop Black Denim (wearing a 25 – size up) | Revolve LPA Sweater (similar here) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Gianvito Rossi Heels (run TTS, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses

4. Black & Brown or Beige

I’ve heard throughout my life that wearing black with brown is a huge fashion faux pas. However, I’m a big believer that rules are meant to be broken when it comes to fashion. I’ve been wearing this combo throughout fall and winter, and it always looks cool and elevated.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white faux fur coatMango Faux Fur White Coat (wearing an XS) | Revolve Black Turtleneck Sweater (wearing an XS) | Topshop White Denim (wearing a 25) | Chanel Combat Boots (better for budget here) | Moncler Beanie (better for budget here) | Chanel Bag | Celine Edge Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here)

5. Black & White

I wear so many variations of neutrals, but I don’t often pair black and white together. Lately, I’ve been wearing more of this color combination and love that it doesn’t have to feel so basic. All you need to do is mix in cool, edgy pieces like combat boots for an exciting aesthetic.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a gray sweater dress from revolveRevolve Tularosa Sweater Dress (wearing an XS) | Zara White Boots (run TTS) | Zara White Biker Jacket (wearing an XS) | Similar Saint Laurent College Bag (exact sold out) | Quay Aviator Sunglasses

6. Gray & Ivory

Aside from camel, gray is probably my favorite neutral to wear. It’s sophisticated and works for any setting whether you’re off to work or lounging around at home. In the winter, I love pairing gray and ivory tones together for a cool, icy effect.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a faux fur coat from revolve with a louis vuitton pouch 26Revolve Majorelle Faux Fur Coat (wearing an XS) | Louis Vuitton Shawl (preowned version here) | Kyi Kyi Camel Beanie | GRLFRND Bodysuit | Similar White Denim | Marc Fisher Boots (run TTS) | Louis Vuitton Pouch 26 | Tom Ford Sunglasses (better for budget here)

7. White & Beige

As much as I love wearing all white, it’s not the most practical and can sometimes look too intentional with a blanket of snow outside. Pairing it with beige is a great way to warm up your look and achieve the same crisp vibe. I find that a textured coat adds an effortless, cozy touch.


xo, Maria

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