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woman wearing a tan sweater and gray pants

Photo courtesy of Anouk Yve

4 Nonboring Takes on Neutral Dressing

Neutrals do for your inner stylist what a scoop of sorbet does between courses at a fancy restaurant: hit the reset button. Struck with pattern fatigue? Stick to solids for a while. Burned out on brights? Make like an Olsen twin and try an all-black-everything approach. The thing is, a pared-back palette forces you to do more with less and—nine times out of ten—results in creative outfit combos you may have never considered before.

DABBLE IN MONOCHROME

beige anatomy

Buff, sand, oatmeal—whatever you call it, don’t be afraid to wear it after Labor Day. Channel your best Nancy Meyers main character with off-white pants and a tonal turtleneck on top.

BEIGE ANATOMY

On model: NILI LOTAN PANTS, goop, $395. OFF MODEL: SOPHIE RATNER EARRINGS, goop, $680; SORELLINA RING, goop, $7,500; G. LABEL GRAHAM MARLED TURTLENECK, goop, $595; STAUD TOTE, goop, $495; BOTTEGA VENETA BOOTS, Net-a-Porter, $1,100; NILI LOTAN PANTS, goop, $395.

  1. SOPHIE RATNER EARRINGS, goop, $680;
  2. SORELLINA RING, goop, $7,500
  3. G. LABEL GRAHAM MARLED TURTLENECK, goop, $595;
  4. NILI LOTAN PANTS, goop, $395
  5. STAUD TOTE, goop, $495
  6. BOTTEGA VENETA BOOTS, Net-a-Porter, $1,100

PLAY WITH TEXTURE

fluff piece

A cashmere hoodie is cozy, yes, but a fleecy bomber jacket, a paneled-in-flannel tote, and supple leather boots add utility and dimension in equal measure.

FLUFF PIECE

On model: G. LABEL NEIDORF FLEECE BOMBER, goop, $625. off model: BONDEYE JEWELRY RING, goop, $1,335; NILI LOTAN HOODIE, goop, $550; AGOLDE JEANS, goop, $178; RUE DE VERNEUIL TOTE, goop, $208; LOEWE BOOTS, Loewe, $650.

  1. BONDEYE JEWELRY RING, goop, $1,335
  2. G. LABEL Neidorf Fleece Bomber, goop, $625
  3. NILI LOTAN HOODIE, goop, $550
  4. AGOLDE JEANS, goop, $178
  5. RUE DE VERNEUIL TOTE, goop, $208
  6. LOEWE BOOT,Loewe, $650

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