13 Outfits That’ll Make You Rethink Neutrals Being “Boring”

Like anyone, we love a good pop of color every now and then, but—hear us out—all-neutral outfits can be incredibly chic. We also can’t deny how simple they make getting dressed—which is sometimes why colorful dressing is deemed trickier. Sticking to a spectrum of cream, brown, and beige means you can mix and match with abandon because all these shades go together seamlessly.

Still, worried that working in the absence of vibrant hues will make your minimalist outfits a little lackluster? Trust us when we say neutral-toned dressing is anything but boring. It just takes a jolt of inspiration to get the outfits right. Think about layering textures when testing out monochrome dressing, and you’ll stand out but in a subtle way. To prove our point, we rounded up some of our favorite looks from trendsetters who’ve tackled neutrals successfully time and time again.

Who said sweatpants can’t be chic? To avoid a groutfit, opt for a cream cardigan to keep things cozy but elevated.

Invest in a neutral leather bag and it’ll make every outfit 10x better, even if it’s just a tee and trousers.

Carpenter pants are the “cool-girl” take on neutral pants. Even paired with a simple tank and sneakers, you’ll look extremely put together.

When in doubt, an all-white look is always a safe (and fashionable) bet.

With the upcoming transitional weather, a trench coat will be your favorite neutral coat. Monikh styles one simply yet flawlessly above.

Freshen up your blazer game by swapping out your black one for a beige version. Bonus points if you can get your hands on a coordinating vest.

If you don’t want to go head-to-toe in a top and matching coat, try layering a color-coordinating sweater over your shoulders.

Play with different shades of the same color, such as taupe, to give your ensemble visual interest.

Take your neutral look to the next level with the accessories, like your purse and shoes. The standout leather pieces in this look make the outfit pop.

Leather trousers will take any outfit to the next level.

Tone down your favorite printed knit by pairing it with basics, like a solid black sweater, and bottom Complete the look with tall leather boots to take it up a notch.

Classic prints like plaid will pair effortlessly with any neutral—just ask Rachel Green.

Have we convinced you on donning more neutrals on neutrals yet? Aimee shows how well colors like camel and tan pair together.

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