Today’s post is a seasonal update, taking an early spring post and remaking it for a neutral summer outfit. This is an easy way to take a casual outfit that worked for you and put it to work for the new season.
Many of you are big fans of neutral looks. It makes perfect sense as you really can’t do it wrong. Take any neutrals in your closet and combine them and it will probably work well. The style tip? Try to mix textures. By combining textures, like smooth and rough, you create more interest and take a boring few-color outfit and make it stand out. I’ll illustrate that in today’s post.
To take a look at the earlier post, check out A Neutral Outfit Idea for Spring.
Here are the two looks. While the neutral tone is still the theme for this monochromatic outfit, you can see how easy it can be to change the look for summer.
The Neutral Summer Outfit vs. the Spring Look
For the spring outfit, when the weather was still on the cool side, the rolled-cuff girlfriend chinos were just the right weight in a longer pant. The sweater was a chunky textured one, providing the contrasting texture. This is how you create interest. Another way is to add one color or pattern that pops. In this case, the leopard print sneakers provided a little spark to the monochromatic look. The final touch was a utility jacket in light tan that is trimmed in brown. It was good for warmth as well as tying things together.
For the neutral summer outfit version, I changed out the jacket and long sleeve sweater for a sleeveless tank. The oatmeal color and marled texture added the needed interest.
The same girlfriend chinos rolled a little higher helped to highlight the mules. And aren’t these fun? Snake print is a big trend this year. While leopard and cheetah and all the other animal prints continue to be popular (and probably will be for some time as we now classify them as “neutrals”), the hottest animal print is snake print.
Not being the least bit favorable toward snakes, it took a while for me to warm up to this pattern. However, after thinking about it in another way, considering that nature is the model for all patterns, this one is truly intricate and beautiful. So, if you’re like me and do not like snakes, think of it as a pattern occurring in nature. Does that help you? Lol!
I wore the same crossbody bag in two-tone tan. I found this very cute–and inexpensive–snake print bracelet and it added a little touch of interest, too.
You can see how easy it is to repurpose a basic outfit that you liked from last season for a neutral summer outfit for the new season. Change up the top and the accessories, and you have an adorable neutral summer outfit!
SHOP THE POST