It’s all about minimalism this spring, and Mood is here to give you the breakdown for how to incorporate it into your own wardrobe! With simple designs and neutral colors and shades, it’s hard to wear this look wrong!
The True Neutrals
First up, let’s go over some true neutrals! These colors consist of blacks, whites, and all those greys in-between. It’s true that these colors are often worn for formal attire, but it’s safe to incorporate them into daily wear, too! Take Louis Vuitton’s example of this sleek grey pullover:
This design is beautiful for its subtle pattern embellishments and the smooth knit it’s made of. Though it is put together with a bright yellow pattern and gold necklace, the amount of grey that can be seen helps mellow the whole look and neutralizes the power of those bright colors. Pairing this outfit with the beige handbag helps bring this together, too!
White, black, and grey neutrals look stunning with simple and clean-cut designs. These colors are stark in appearance by nature, so pairing them with blunt or loud designs highlights this. They are complimentary in every way. That’s why this style is a safe and comfortable one. It’s a good choice for fashion-goers who want to make a statement without loud colors or bright accents!
Interested? Consider some of these options for some true neutral colors and fabrics that will be popular this coming spring season!
Next up is warm neutrals! Warm colors and tones are a neutral breed of their own, and we would be remiss to pass them up! These include things like beiges, creams, browns and soft pinks. Consider this skirt by Rag & Bone here:
Here we see R&B taking advantage of a stark white sweater for their model’s top to pair it with a khaki skirt. Since the model’s natural skin tone is closer to the khaki color, we can see that the stylist wanted to draw emphasis to the sweater. Wearing a warm neutral like this helps this piece of the ensemble blend in when first viewed and gives more spotlight to the top. Pairing it with the white shoes helps to support this shining role!
Another style from R&B shows off this beautiful brown coat:
Paired with the white dress underneath, our eyes are drawn to the center… or are they? The color of the coat frames the white dress, and since the coat is the only thing we can see entirely, we are led to address the coat’s design instead! The white drawstrings help accent and tie this color-play together, too. (Sorry for the bad pun!)
Even though they might seem quiet or reserved, these colors can be fun to play with. Because this color group includes skin-like colors and tones, you can use them to help highlight a specific piece of your wardrobe, such as a dress skirt or jacket. Wearing a color close to your skin tone can draw the eye away from that spot and focus on your statement piece instead.
It makes sense to say that warm colors just make you feel good and warm. Imagine wrapping yourself up in a chocolate brown shirt with a pair of khaki pants! Warm color tones are gentle and inviting to the eyes, whether you’re looking in the mirror or at people as you pass by!
Interested? Consider some of these options for some warm neutral colors and fabrics that will be popular this coming spring season!
And lastly, there are the cool neutrals. Because sometimes it’s good to feel blue, especially when it looks this good! This color group has all your navies, dark purples, and army greens. These colors usually look a bit more saturated than their warmer counterparts, so if you prefer more solid colors, this group could be for you!
Cool neutrals stand well on their own, because they’re hardy and hold visual shape easily. This is probably because they naturally contrast the warm tones of human skin. For this reason, using cool neutral tones or colors is a great option for main outfit pieces like a dress or coat.
Take a look at this ensemble by Giorgio Armani:
The entire outfit is made up of light and dark blues and hues. From the blazer to the fringed dress to the pants—even the shoes! This entire look, while incorporating a patterned fabric, focuses on a single color family. This style is striking from the clear contrast against the model’s warm-toned skin.
Here’s another example of a single-color focused design:
That blue collar-less blazer and tulip skirt team up to take center stage! Cool colors are independent by design, so focusing on them is key!
Interested? Consider some of these options for some cool neutral colors and fabrics that will be popular this coming spring season!
So what do you think? Are you excited for this spring’s neutral wave? What kinds of styles do you think a neutral would suit best?