Style Oxymoron: Bold Neutrals
| Can neutrals be bold?
I think yes!
The biggest examples of this are animal prints. I’m not sure there is a fashionista on earth that will tell you that leopard print cannot be a neutral. So taking that attitude to Macy’s, I stumbled upon what I would consider to be a rather bold neutral…thick black and white stripes.
Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we?
When you think about a “neutral”, the very definition is versatility. The idea is to be able to create so many different looks: dress it up and down, make it a staple. And it can be both a focal point or a back up dancer to your ensemble performance. And these pants in this print can do exactly that. There is no doubt that they can be loud and a show stealer as they are here with this beige v-neck, cropped sweat shirt. As these pants are high waisted, paired with a cropped top, the vertical stripes make my 5’4” legs look endlessly long and the flared style add a bit more fun that your typical skinny or ankle cut.
But imagine them paired with a dazzlingly, sparkly blue and silver tank for a special occasion, or with a white v-neck t-shirt with a long-line, emerald teddy coat draped over the shoulders. The pattern wouldn’t fade, but would take a back seat to the larger, more prominent pieces.
Black and white is the original color combination. High in contrast and as classic as a beige Burberry trench, it stands the test of time in nearly any fashion. And THAT is what a neutral is all about.
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