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The New Neutrals

2013 May 7


Neutral is nice but it’s time to swap out some of your favorite stand bys and introduce some “new neutrals” into your wardrobe this summer. Wear them just like you would your staples – with confidence and style – and inject an instant dose of fun into your daily look:

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Peek-a-boo! This Madewell dress unveils just a hint of skin to keep it sophisticated. Throw it on to run errands or do pick-up on a hot day and keep it casual and cool.

A little black dress is in every closet across America but I am loving a leather option like this J Brand leather mini dress for a new take on everyone’s favorite neutral.

A pink lip is pretty but make a bright fuschia your new neutral instead. I am loving this Yves Saint Laurent version. Don’t save it for date night!

A colorful shoe like these Jenni Kayne D’orsay flats. The key is not to keep them on hold until they match your look from head to toe – throw them on with anything, wear them in, and treat like them your favorite tan sandal.

We all love our chunky gold watches but try a white one like this NIXON chronograph for summer instead. It’s still a classic look but with a crisp new twist.

I cannot believe how much use I have gotten out of my Helmut Lang white blazer. At first I was concerned it was a little too “Miami Vice” for day-to-day use, but once I started treating it like a standard old navy one, it worked well with everything.

I am loving these bright, fun Butter London pastel polishes for Spring – don’t be afraid to wear them to a meeting or a school function. Treat them like your go-to pale pink.

Drop the black tote and opt for a little leopard like this Clare Vivier clutch for your daily handbag instead.

Rethink your daily shades and try on something with some flair this season instead like these Forever 21 wayfarers.

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