I just noticed that today’s outfit matches my Christmas tree. Lol! Even though I love wearing bright colors in my clothing, I never decorate with them. Occasionally, I will trim out the Christmas tree in red and gold, but that is as bright as I go. I have become a fan of neutral clothing, so today, I’m going to show you how to create a neutral outfit that’s not boring by using items with visual interest.
Before we talk about today’s outfit, did you read my last two posts? Those posts are where I talk about what I’ve been doing to lose weight; here is the one on keeping active, and here is the one on losing weight. Someone mentioned the size of clothing I am wearing and asked if I have gone down in size. The only difference I’ve noticed is that I am wearing a medium instead of a large in my tops and sweaters. Jeans and pants are dependent on the material, but I’m between an 8-10 or a 29-30. I’ve not gone down that much in sizes, but my clothing fits so much better.
To create a neutral outfit that’s not boring, you need to pick neutral items with visual interest.
How To Create Visual Interest
You can create visual interest by the color, print, texture, or unique details on the item you choose, such as buttons or neckline. Think of neutrals as the building block of your outfit; they go with anything, so you can keep the theme monochromatic, add a dark color for contrast, or a lighter color such as ivory or white. Tan and white/ivory are some of my favorite color themes, and it is so chic and classic.
Prints or patterns are another way to create visual interest. I could have worn animal print heels to draw attention and create a statement. A color block cardigan or a tweed blazer would change the look and create visual interest.
For my neutral outfit today, I chose texture to create visual interest. Even though I love this neutral color sweater, it was the fringe sleeve that convinced me to order the sweater. This came on Friday, and I couldn’t wait to show you these sleeves. They certainly create a lot of visual interest, but they don’t add pounds to my body. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits great! This wild oak color is sold out, but the sweater is still available in other colors. If you LOVE this wild oak color, you can find lots of options HERE.
Jewelry is another way to create visual interest in your clothing. This convertible layering necklace will be your best friend since it is so versatile. The necklace has four layers, but I removed the longest chain because it was too long for my outfit. That is what is so great about this necklace; you can remove any of the chains you want, so it looks like a different necklace each time!
The bootcut jeans that I’m wearing are by Wit & Wisdom. If you’ve never tried these jeans, then you are in for a treat. They have enough stretch to the material that they hug you in just the right spots. I always have to size down a size when I wear this brand, so I’m wearing a size 8 today, and they fit perfectly. I know sizes are limited, so here is a link where you can look at the other colors offered in these jeans. Some are dark, light, Petite sizes, Plus sizes, and different hemlines.
Speaking of a great neutral and versatility, I love my Tory Burch McGraw handbag! This handbag holds everything but the kitchen sink. Lol! I have it so jam-packed that it is crazy. A purse insert is how I can keep everything organized to find it with little effort. This handbag is one that I can carry all year round, and I will get my money’s worth out of this purchase. I think the color I’m carrying is called Tiramisu, which is out of stock everywhere, but there is one called Devon Sand that is a tad lighter.
I love camel-colored ankle booties and could wear them every day in the fall. They are such a great neutral color that you can wear them with everything. Choosing pointy-toe boots help to elongate your legs and make them look much longer than a round-toe. I’ll link to the pair that I’m wearing, but the sizes are getting limited, so I’ll also link to some others.
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