Happy Thursday gang! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Per usual, I have nothing super exciting to report over here. I was supposed to go to an event on Tuesday and decided not to. The event was in Philly at 5pm so I would have had to give up half of my afternoon to get ready for the event and travel into the city. I literally would have spent more time traveling to and from the event than I would have at the actual event! So I opted out.
Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on things or that I need to attend all of these awesome events but, I actually hate being super busy. And I think it’s okay to covet your time. Being busy doesn’t equate to being more successful or important. Not to say that I wouldn’t have enjoyed my time there or met some awesome people but it’s okay to decline sometimes. For what it’s worth, if more events happened in the suburbs I would totally RSVP yes more often. 😛
Anywho, that was just on my mind. Someone shared a post this week about choosing not to be busy and then I listened to a podcast talking about living slowly and clearly it’s all resonating with me. But let’s move on, shall we? Today I’m sharing what I hope will be some helpful tips for styling a neutral summer outfit so let’s deg in!
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I know it’s not technically summer but it’s basically summer. And, like I mentioned last week, I’m back on a neutral kick with my outfits lately. Neutrals are less common in the spring and summer, mostly because warm weather makes people want to breakout their colorful clothing. But also because neutrals are easier to nail down in the fall and winter. The reason being because you can layer more in cooler months so it helps add dimension to your outfits. But if you’re a neutral lover like me, fear not, because today I’m sharing 4 tips for nailing a neutral summer outfit.
4 Tips for Nailing a Neutral Summer Outfit
Tip 1: Add Texture
Since you can’t layer in the summer the way you can in the fall and winter, having some texture in your outfit is a great way to keep the neutrals looking elevated. I added texture to this outfit with the pleated midi skirt. The pleats give the outfit some dimension that it was otherwise lacking. But adding texture doesn’t always have to be so obvious. It can be as simple as mixing the types of fabrics your wearing. Think: ripped denim with a satin or chiffon top.
Tip 2: Add Contrast
I love a good monochromatic look. But having some contrast is helpful in a neutral summer outfit. A monochromatic look in the fall or winter tends to look very intentional but in the summer, when the clothes are smaller, things can look a little boring. Adding contrast just helps things look more interesting.
Tip 3: Accessorize
Accessories are an easy way to elevate a neutral summer outfit. Neutrals tend to be more chic so, when you’re accessorizing, I recommend doing so minimally but boldly. For this outfit, I wore a lot of accessories but kept them simple. Instead, you could just go for just one or two really bold accessories.
Tip 4: Tie it Together
I always love to tie an outfit together but that’s ten-fold when it comes to a neutral summer outfit. For this outfit, the bag was what tied everything together because it had black and white in it. If you want to keep it more simple, you could always have a solid bag that matches your shoes or a belt. You could also have fun with it and use an accessory like a hat or hair scarf to be the piece that ties it all together.
So there ya have it. These are some of the things that I do when I’m styling a neutral summer outfit. They’re simple tips but they go a long way! What are some ways that you like to style a neutral summer outfit and keep it looking nice and elevated? I hope this was helpful for ya and, as always, I really appreciate you reading!