How to Wear Neutral Colors: 3 Chic Neutral Color Outfits for Winter

Are you drawn to fresh neutral colors for winter, but not sure how to wear neutral colors? Are you afraid you will look plain and uninteresting? Don’t fear. Chic neutral outfits are easy to create and wear with class. Keep reading to find out how.

First, what are neutral colors in clothing?

Neutral colors are defined as ones that are without color. They are still colors, but are unsaturated with color. Black, white, grey, brown and beige are considered neutral colors. Variations like cream, ivory and taupe count for neutrals too. I also include olive- an earthy green color- as a neutral, as well as leopard print. Yes, leopard is a print, but can be worn like a neutral because it’s comprised of neutral colors.

How do you dress in neutrals without being boring?

Try dipping your toes into neutral color outfits by creating a monochromatic outfit of all one color neutral.

Pair a white or cream cable knit sweater with white jeans. The texture of the sweater brings interest to the outfit and keeps it from being boring.

how to wear neutral colors, white jeans winter outfit
Favorite brand of jeans- NYDJ

If you are wondering “Can you wear white jeans in winter?“, the answer is yes. Those limiting fashion rules are gone and you can maximize your wardrobe by bringing some of your traditional spring and summer pieces and colors into winter. It’s all about texture and weight.

While white linen would not be appropriate for winter, denim is a heavier material worn more often in winter. The color white doesn’t make is strictly a summer piece.

Oddly enough, I polled my instagram audience and most (over half!) said they do not wear white jeans in winter and fall. If you fall into that group, try something different and wear your white jeans this winter. Paired with a cable knit sweater, white jeans create stunning winter neutral outfits.

how to dress in neutrals for the winter, white jeans outfit winter

Sweater- Gap; similar; jeans- NYDJ; option; necklace- similar; wrap bracelet- Victoria Emerson; snakeskin booties- Blondo

Pair neutrals with other neutrals.

Another easy solution to how to wear neutral colors is to pair two neutrals together. The next two outfits pair white with camel, a warm cross between beige and brown. Try topping a monochromatic white outfit with a camel cardigan.

white jeans and camel cardigan neutral outfit

Jeans- NYDJ; tee- JCrew Factory; cardigan- Kohls; option; boots- Sam Edelman- option; option

Wear the two neutrals together– one on top and one on bottom.

White jeans work with any color sweater (neutral or bright color) to create a fun winter outfit.

white jeans and camel sweater winter neutral outfit
white jeans winter neutral outfit; how to wear neutral colors

Jeans- NYDJ; sweater- JCrew Factory; shoes- Amazon or here; headband- Amazon

What shoes do your wear with neutrals?

I’ve paired leopard and snakeskin print shoes with these outfits, but solid shoes in neutral colors work with your neutral outfits. Nude heels or flats or taupe booties always work well with neutral outfits. If you want more contrast, black shoes work well.

The leopard and snakeskin prints help to create interest and work with neutral color outfits because they are comprised of neutral colors themselves. It also doesn’t hurt to throw if a pop of color in your shoes if you want to.

You may also like 15 Stylish Ways to Wear Leopard Booties.

Are you a fan of neutral outfits? Let me know in the comments.


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