Fashion neutrals are colors that can go with anything, and they’re essential for building your wardrobe. They work for every season and are especially popular in the winter. Today I’m sharing some ideas for putting together a black and camel outfit, winter style.
Do you find yourself reaching for neutrals with the colder winter weather? The following lists some basic neutral shades:
Tints (hues with added white) or shades (hues with added black) of these colors also comprise neutrals. For example, brown would include light, medium, and darker shades like camel.
The verdict is out as to whether or not olive is a neutral. But if, like me, you find yourself mixing it with a lot of other colors, I think there is a case to be made for including olive as a neutral. And it does look amazing with red or pink, yellow or tan and so on.
There are also a number of patterns that are also considered neutrals, including glen plaid, checks, pinstripes, and tweeds. I would also argue that leopard and other animal prints could be classified as neutrals as they go with almost anything as well. What do you think?
In addition, the “rules” for mixing neutrals has changed as we do more mixing of patterns, and pairing new colors together, like black and navy.
So, today you’ll see a mix of neutrals, including camel (a dark hue of tan), black and leopard!
The camel and black outfit
Slacks in a camel shade have long been a part of my working wardrobe. This color is so versatile! It looks great with cream, white, black and even navy!
The pants that I’m styling here are a pull-on style. Here are some very nice versions of casual and dress pants in camel or an oak brown:
This criss-cross neck top is one of my favorites. It’s a soft tee-shirt material with a longer length making it perfect with leggings. Of course, a V-neck is great for adding the illusion of length to your neck.
A leopard cardigan became a wardrobe staple in 2018. And I suspect this pattern will continue as a classic. This cardigan came in one of my very first selections from Stitch Fix. You can see the post here. At that time, the leopard trend was just beginning to explode, so I credit the stylist at Stitch Fix for her foresight. It can be a great advantage to employ a styling service to check out new things!
The bag, shoes, and earrings
What to wear with a black and camel outfit? That’s the best part!! It’s so easy to grab your favorite black handbag or tote. I love my faux leather one with the cognac straps. Hard to find now, but here is a lovely reversible tote with black and cognac.
Shoes are easy, too, with this combination. With a camel and black outfit, black booties work beautifully in the winter! Or try something like these stacked-heel slingbacks, if weather permits. Click here to see an adorable black pair by Tom’s! Or here to check out these darling taupe sandals by Sole Society.
Are you a fan of tassel earrings? I’m happy to see they are still trending. They add a little fun to any outfit. I love to dress up a “serious” look like this camel and black outfit with a tassel. Mine are oldies but goodies, but check out the seriously cute black and gold ones here!!
When in doubt, it’s a sure thing to put together an outfit with a combination of neutral pieces. If you want to style a striking outfit, try camel and black. Oh, and add a little leopard for fun!
Thanks for stopping by today. I’m honored to spend a little time with you.