How To Style Summer Neutrals
Subdued shades of olive, sumptuous beiges that pack a punch and a daring head-to-toe ensemble of all-white; make this summer the season to experiment with tried-and-true neutrals – here’s how.
Versatile, timeless knits are the cornerstone of every wardrobe, and for sunnier climes, lightweight iterations make for easy layering when the temperature drops. A refreshed spin on the classic polo, collared sweaters with button-up details make for a perfect companion for days spent in the park. Layer on over vibrantly coloured midi dresses to soften the impact, or over subdued styles for tone-on-tone flair.
An ivory ankle-length dress, characterised by a slouchy knit, oozes an effortless sensibility. Add a notion of early-Noughties styling by coordinating a cardigan to match and slip into a pair of sliders for an easy monochrome look that will save you time in the morning.
Meanwhile, an off-white crochet co-ord feels fresh for the summer season. Given our current obsession with all things nostalgia, we’re hardly surprised this ’70s-inspired look is currently on our radar. Whether you choose to style them together, these trending pieces are set to complement a host of other wardrobe foundations – just team your go-to jeans with crochet knits to tap into the bohemian spirit.
Of course, neutral colour palettes aren’t restricted to all-white ensembles and soft tones of cream and brown. Those seeking to stay ahead of the curve should look no further. A broderie-detail shirt dress in a refreshing butter yellow is 2021’s answer to last year’s head-to-toe beige. At the same time, this mellow tone extends to a safari-inspired shirt and wrap-skirt co-ord, making for an uplifting outfit to inspire joy.
Yet this season’s hero piece is a prairie-inspired tiered dress crafted entirely from a sumptuous olive green leather, signifying a welcomed return to alternative occasionwear dressing. Finish this throw-on-and-go style with chunky gold jewellery and supple leather sandals for an effortless look – perfect for everything from picnics in the park to alfresco drinks with friends.