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Monday, March 7, 2016

Neutral Styles | Charcoal & White

Happy Monday from beautiful Montana! We had such a great time up here last Summer, we decided to come experience it in Winter...and wowza, is it gorgeous! My sister and her darling new husband are hosting, and showing us the best time. I'll be sure to report back here, but you can follow along now on Instagram.

Now let's get down to the business of today...if you've been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know I'm a color-lover...both at home and in my wardrobe. If it's true what they say, that clothes reflect the woman, then it's safe to say I'm a colorful person! Or a striped person. One of the two.

Although I can definitely appreciate the look of classic neutrals, either paired together, or just a single hue from head-to-toe. And even though I lean towards pops of color, there is something so classic and effortlessly chic about combining warm neutrals.

So I challenged myself to create a {Five Ways} post featuring all neutral outfits! That's right, not a pop of color in sight! Except my lipstick, that's always bright! #nativetexan But by combining shades, textures, and pattern, there's not a boring outfit in the bunch.

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style



Usually for these {Five Ways} I combine all five looks in a monster post, but in effort to spend some quality time with family, away from the computer this week, I'm splitting it into one outfit each day. A week of Neutral Styles...can you dig it?!? Plus, since my son has become so interested in photography, I hated to cram all his shots in a single post.

The first neutral look combines shades of gray and camel, and the pop comes from the stripes, and pairing them with crisp white.

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

I grew up thinking you can't combine black and brown, or black and blue...but in truth, you can combine any colors, as long as the hues and intensities don't clash, but create contrast. For instance, instead of chocolate brown boots with black jeans, I'd wear light taupe boots with black jeans. Nor would I wear a navy blue tee under a black blazer, but rather a pale blue with the black.

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Style Tip: I don't bother with making sure my whites match perfectly...I figure it's close enough. And if you aren't bothered by it, no one else will be! 

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Do you spy a Little Miss photobomb? Style shoots have become a family affair around here!

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style


Style Tip: Absolutely wear white, especially white jeans, in Winter. Here's {Five Ways} White Jeans in Winter for some inspiration.

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style

Hi Sugarplum | Neutral Winter Outfits Style


I had so much fun shooting this week's styles with my son, and can't wait to share them with you. I was actually surprised by how easily I assembled all-neutral looks, not to mention, how much I loved each one! What are your favorite neutral shades to combine? Hopefully this week's posts will inspire new ones for you!

See more {Five Ways} posts here.

12 comments:

  1. I do love this natural look especially the white jeans. Unfortunately white jeans in winter are not so convenient in the UK due to the rain and puddles, sadly.

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    1. Same here in the PNW! White jeans are mud-splattered to the knees if you wear them between October and May.

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  2. Your son does a great job!! Impressive!!

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  3. Love the outfit and the fact that you and J have this time together!

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  4. Very helpful. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. I have been avoiding adding stripe tops to white jeans if the color doesn't match. I need to get over that. Thanks for saying that.

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  5. Striped T's scare me. Always heard they are not slimming and in fact do few women favors, except petite ones. What's your take on this? Also would like to know if this T shrinks even if hung to dry? I love it and am close to clicking to buy.

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  7. Your son is doing such a great job with the photography! You're lucky to have one another :-) AND love this entire outfit, you always look amazing!

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  8. Last month, based on one of your posts, I was wearing a camel tunic sweater, white jeans and my fry boots. I walked into a Loft and the saleslady congratulated me for wearing white jeans in winter. I wanted to tell her it wasn't even my outfit idea, that there's this lady in Texas....

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  9. Woohoo, I'm a neutral lover! I do adore your usual style posts too though, as they encourage me to add more color and pattern to my wardrobe. I even wore a striped dress with a plaid scarf and leopard shoes the other day!

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  10. Cassie I love those booties! I have been trying to expand my wardrobe with more neutral outfits as well since I'm with you #coloreverywhereplease. I've started off slow but the outfit you posted today is great inspiration!
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  11. So happy for you that you doing something you love had lead to your son discovering something he loves.

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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