What does it mean to be neutral? In life, it means you’re unbiased, maybe disinterested, sort of middle-of-the-road. You go with the flow and don’t take sides. A little blah. In terms of style, a neutral goes with anything. It is indistinct, basic and perhaps a bit forgettable. I suppose that neutral personalities and neutral styles are interchangeable in those regards. But, what if we were to redefine what it means to be neutral? In terms of fashion, at least. This is just a lifestyle blog, after all. I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. Sure, neutrals can still go with anything. But, why do they have to be simple, unremarkable pieces? Why can’t neutrals turn heads? Well, I’m here to tell you that they can. I am all about wearing statement pieces as neutrals (seen here, here and here). For me, animal prints, metallics and huge embellishments are not dust-collectors, meant for special occasions. They’re everyday neutrals. How many times have you seen the same black shift worn with the same black heels? It’s been done to death. There is no risk to it, no imagination and, frankly, it’s boring. I’m sorry, but it is. This is not to say that I do not love black dresses and heels. I do. I have a ton of both. But, mix it up a little. Have some fun. What is fashion if not fun? Neutral doesn’t mean you have to fade into the background. Opt for bold neutrals for a change. Not only will your ensembles have a lot more sparkle, you’ll also get a lot more mileage out of your so-called statement pieces. So there you have it. Neutral style is whatever you make of it. Neutral people? Well, they’re an entirely different story.
Kelly Wearstler dress (similar $, similar $$), Marni leopard wedges (similar $, similar $$$$), Kelly Wearstler necklace, Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace ( similar $$$$), Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved
Photos by Michele LoBosco