Fashion Files: Stay Neutral

How would you describe your day to day style? Would you call yourself an adventurous dresser? Some of us are trendsetters who follow the latest trends and experiment with different colors and patterns as the seasons change. If animal prints are in this year, you’re the first to splurge on a leopard print handbag! As soon as you find out what the color of the season is going to be, you’re out shopping for bright and bold looks to stay on the cutting edge of fashion.

But what if you’re the exact opposite? Maybe you don’t care about keeping up with what’s “in” this season and prefer to forge your own fashion identity. Maybe you prefer more neutral shades that you can wear regardless of the weather or season. I mean, let’s face it- being a slave to fashion can cost a fortune! Well if you fall into this latter group, guess what? You’re part of the fashion elite.

It’s no secret that the uniform of sophisticated women the world over is sharp, tailored clothing in versatile neutral shades. You know the ones – black, white, grey, brown, and beige- and sometimes even navy and dark green are included in the “neutral” palette. These are colors guaranteed to flatter all shapes and skin tones while remaining timeless and classic forever. Today neutrals are our inspiration as we showcase the most striking designs in classic neutral colors.

White Hot

Cream Flourish Waistband Designer Dress

If there is one summer item you invest in this season, why not make it a chic little white dress? Instead of the usual LBD, the lighter white variety is ideal for daytime events that still require a touch of elegance. This particular style has that quintessential A-line shape, with subtle detailing adorning the waistline. The skirt then erupts into gentle tulle fabric down below. We can see this one working beautifully under a black cardigan for an unexpected pop of contrasting yet still neutral color.

Wraparound Reverie

Central Park Eyelet Belted Dress in White

Add a dose of cool confidence to your summer closet with this brilliant white wrap-style dress. The entire aesthetic is one of pure white elegance – right from the soft V-neckline to the full skirt and thin belt in the same matching eyelet pattern. This Central Park design would match effortlessly with a pair of nude stiletto heels for a day at the office or pretty flat ballerina slippers for a casual day of shopping. Don’t worry if this isn’t the perfect dress for you- there are so many gorgeous white dresses online for you to choose from!

Blushing Beauty

Merry Maiden Off Shoulder Dress in Cream Blush

Is your typical style template more bohemian, artistic and creative? Have we got the summer day dress for you! This Merry Maiden dress plays up to its name perfectly – long sleeves fall gently off the shoulders for a whimsical, romantic feel. The upper half of the dress is tight and figure-hugging for a structured and very flattering fit. The best of both worlds done ever so right! Also available in Sage.

Beige Wonder

Erica Lace Panel Off Shoulder Dress in Cream

One neutral shade that is often overlooked is cream blush along with other nude tones. Here we see how the understated nature of soft cream can be effortlessly chic and elegant. This off-the-shoulder dress has a classic skater style, making it flattering on all silhouettes. Then comes the gently cascading chiffon fabric – a match made in fashion heaven! Also available in Green.

Prim and Pretty

Perfect Fit and Flare Dress With Half Sleeves in Ivory

Here we have a dress bound to become your go-to feminine staple. The shape and silhouette are made to resemble a classic T-shirt – fitted close to the upper body and waist before leading into a streamlined A-line skirt. Wear this one to anything from a formal business meeting to a girly brunch at teatime. We often see similar styles on Hollywood leading ladies like Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez and it’s no wonder – it’s a verified wardrobe must-have! Also available in Black, Yellow, Sky Blue, and Jade.

Elegance Guaranteed

Textured Rosette and Sequin Chiffon Dress in Beige

Would you describe yourself as feminine with a touch of glamour? We’ve found just the evening gown for your next summertime cocktail event. The design is a beautiful blend of metallic shimmery sparkle paired with draped, diaphanous chiffon. A bedazzled structured bodice features a gently curved sweetheart neckline. This creates a gorgeous bustier effect with a wraparound chiffon skirt flowing from a high waistline. Wear this stunner to everything from a wedding to a romantic dinner date. Be prepared though – you will undoubtedly attract lots of attention! You’ll find a whole page of beige dresses online so there’s definitely something to suit whatever look you’re trying to achieve.

Olive Exclusivity

Let’s All Get Strappy Eyelet A-Line Dress in Olive

For something with a more casual, street smart vibe to it, look no further than beige dresses for that easygoing summery effect. They’re less common than plain black dresses but also more user-friendly than white. Did you know that this shade of olive beige can really make your skin tone come alive? If you’re looking to spruce up a golden suntan, try beige dresses. It might just be the unexpected summer accessory you’ve been looking for! Also available in White.

Neutral with a Touch of Sparkle

Café Latte Sequin Cocktail Dress

If beige dresses always seemed a bit too dull for you, here is one that begs a second look. This Café Latte design has one up on other dull, dreary styles – it comes with a cheeky hint of sparkle. The entire length of the dress is embossed with a gorgeously swirling metallic design over a backdrop of neutral dark beige. What this creates is an irresistibly sleek and refined mini dress guaranteed to put the razzle dazzle into any fancy nighttime do!

Darkly Divine

Fiesta Ruffle High Low Dress in Black

Little needs to be said about the merits of a little black dress. They are effortlessly classy, refined and elegant – all in one foolproof outfit. What sets this LBD apart from the rest has to be its easygoing, casual nature. The fit is loose and relaxed meaning you’ll be stylish yet comfortable at the same time. The beauty lies in the classic wrap shape made famous by Diane von Furstenberg way back in the 70s. The modern day equivalent is slightly sassier, more urban and undeniably gorgeous. The only question left to ask is: how will you be styling yours? Also available in Beige.

Sweetheart Serenade

Rosalee Strapless Midi Dress in Black

Do you want to invest in a basic black number that will carry you stylishly from one event to the next? May we present this gorgeous Rosalee strapless dress? The styling options truly are endless. If it’s an evening function, simply slip into your highest sparkly stilettos and add a slick of red lipstick. For a daytime yet still classy event, drape a soft shawl over your shoulders to soften the va-va vroom effect. Whichever aesthetic tickles your fancy, it’s sure to be simply stunning! Also available in Orange Coral.