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

We love a good pop of colour 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 colourful 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, if you’re worried that an 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 favourite looks from trendsetters who’ve tackled neutrals successfully time and time again.

Neutral Outfits

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@abimarvel

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

BP Bonfire Cardi
BP
Bonfire Cardi
£140
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H&M High Waist Joggers
H&M
High Waist Joggers
£18
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Arket New Balance 574 Trainers
Arket
New Balance 574 Trainers
£80
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neutral outfits

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@jordanrisa

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

Mango Cotton Shirt Dress
Mango
Cotton Shirt Dress
£36
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Sweaty Betty Deena Top
Sweaty Betty
Deena Top
£45
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12 Storeez High-Waist Trousers
12 Storeez
High-Waist Trousers
£92
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Bottega Veneta Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote
Bottega Veneta
Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote
$1425
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Style du Monde

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

Arket Rib Tank Top
Arket
Rib Tank Top
£15
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COS Cargo Pants
COS
Cargo Pants
£69
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New Balance New Balance 237 Sneakers
New Balance
New Balance 237 Sneakers
£74
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neutral outfits

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@monikh

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

Mango Oversize Parka
Mango
Oversize Parka
£100
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H&M Rib-Knit Pants
H&M
Rib-Knit Pants
£20
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Mango Multi-Position Quilted Bag
Mango
Multi-Position Quilted Bag
£30
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Vince Nita Black Leather Flip Flops
Vince
Nita Black Leather Flip Flops
£235
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neutral outfits

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@basicstouch

If you don’t want to go head-to-toe in a top and matching coat, try layering a colour-coordinating sweater over your shoulders. A versatile tan bag will be the finishing touch.

Mango Cable-Knit Sweater
Mango
Cable-Knit Sweater
£50
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H&M Slacks
H&M
Slacks
£20
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Bottega Veneta The Chain Pouch Camel Leather Shoulder Bag
Bottega Veneta
The Chain Pouch Camel Leather Shoulder Bag
£2750
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neutral outfits

Photo:

@sylviemus_

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

Arket Polo Collar Cashmere Jumper
Arket
Polo Collar Cashmere Jumper
£150
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Ghost Caro Skirt
Ghost
Caro Skirt
£79
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Saint Laurent Le 5 À 7 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
Saint Laurent
Le 5 À 7 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
£1410
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neutral outfits

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@smythsisters

Leather trousers will take any outfit to the next level.

ASOS Design Faux Leather Collared Boyfriend Trench Coat
ASOS Design
Faux Leather Collared Boyfriend Trench Coat
$93
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We the Free The It Factor Vegan Pants
We the Free
The It Factor Vegan Pants
£88
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neutral outfits

Photo:

@sofiamcoelho

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

Mango Checks Knitted Sweater
Mango
Checks Knitted Sweater
£36
£42
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Mango Miniskirt
Mango
Miniskirt
£30
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Paris Texas Kiki 100 Ivory Leather Knee-High Boots
Paris Texas
Kiki 100 Ivory Leather Knee-High Boots
£615
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neutral outfits

Photo:

@amaka.hamelijnck

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

The Frankie Shop Olympia Faux Leather Blazer
The Frankie Shop
Olympia Faux Leather Blazer
£315
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Arket Straight Cut Poplin Shirt
Arket
Straight Cut Poplin Shirt
£45
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Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg
Mango
Leather Boots With Tall Leg
£110
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