SUMMER NEUTRALS – CLOSET STAPLES

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I’ll 100% be the first to admit that you can catch me in a pair of “summer neutrals” all year round. Neutrals are my version of an all black wardrobe, so when people are clad in darker colors for the colder season, you’ll unapologetically see me in fits like this one. 

That being said, there’s a different air that comes with the summer breeze and heat in Toronto that brings about a new layer of love for the perfect pairing of summer neutrals – with a good mix of creamy hues and lighter materials. Recently, the obsession with the silk/satin trend amongst some of our favourite retailers like Topshop & Zara is one that I can 100% get behind! I’ve never been the biggest fan of trends, and frankly speaking, I’m not crazy either about how the stores are packed with floral and super bright and sometimes unrealistic colours in the summer seasons – some of us are good with pieces that don’t have to be tossed out once the next season comes rolling in.

That is why I’m secretly hoping that by the end of Summer 2019, I’d have convinced my readers to invest in an insane amount of neutrals without regret!

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SHOP THE OUTFIT

The weather in Toronto at the moment is at a whooping high of over 30 degrees and while pairing this outfit, I had a plethora of ideas on the occasions I could wear it to: one of the 5 essential things you need your wardrobe to do for you – I thought weddings, a cocktail party, brunch with the girls, fancy dinner with the lover, etc etc..

For this outfit, I’ve paired a tan one-shoulder bodysuit with a satin skirt from Topshop  and shoes/purse from Zara. I’ve kept the jewellery minimal with my favourite Swarovski stardust bracelet and metallic gold hoop earrings.

Couple of reasons why summer neutrals are essential to your wardrobe, not just for the summer but all year round are:

  1. Pairing Possibilities: The goal for every hardworking person spending coins on clothes in the year of Beyoncé and Fenty 2019 should be maximizing the pieces in their wardrobe. With the fast changing pace of the fashion industry, investing in pieces that can be worn year after year, season after season is KEY. Neutrals can be worn in the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall seasons. Talk about premium mileage on your $$.
  2. Color Coordination / Tonal Dressing: There’s no such thing as clashing shades when it comes to neutral pairings. Mixing similar shades from same color family (white, beige, cream, ecru) for a monochromatic look gives an overall elongating look, and creates clean lines from head to toe for that effortless chic look, whether in the summer or otherwise.  The goal is to always look like you tried even when you put in the least amount of thought and effort behind the outfit.

What are your thoughts on neutral tones? Do these colours  already exist in your wardrobe or are they on the back burner for you? Let me know in the comment section below!

Till next time,

A.R.E

(photography: @beyondfilmandphotography)

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    Abigail

    I think it might be the time in my adult journey to start wearing whites/beige. I always get scared that I’m gonna mess it up or get it dirty. LOL

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      Alma

      Hahaha there comes a time in life when you just have to embrace it and make friends with the drycleaners!

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