Taupe, beige and grey mingle with outgoing brights.
Neutral tones are often maligned for being monotonous—unfair if you ask us. Think of them instead as a canvas for experimenting with much more daring hues. Think an earthy taupe energized by a burst of orange, or grey with a saturated red or purple. Because neutrals go with virtually everything, you pretty much have free reign to experiment. The only thing out of the question is boring.
Sure, this dress is bold in its own right, but the trio of neutrals lets you up the ante without overdoing it. Play up the graphic punch of stacked stripes even more with an orange pop from a well-placed statement necklace and an orangey lip.
You know that neutral peplum dress: it can do no harm, but doesn’t do much in the color department. You can get away with multiple brights here. Break up the monotony with a contrast belt in one color, and grab a clutch in another.
Neutrals get instant zing when they’re incorporated into an eye-popping print, but we dare you to take it (literally)
one step further with your footwear. Both your dress and your shoes will get attention—without competing with each other.