Fashion Neutrals

Fashion neutrals are colors that can go with anything, and they’re essentials for building any woman’s wardrobe.

Basic Neutral Colors : The following colors fall into the category of basic neutral colors:

– black
– gray
– navy
– brown
– khaki
– white

Metallic Neutral Colors : True metal colors are also considered fashion neutrals:

– gold
– silver
– copper
– gunmetal
– bronze
– pewter

Keep in mind that these are the metallic colors that are based on real metal, and they do not include colors, such as red or blue, that have been processed to have a metallic finish or look.

Patterned Neutral Colors : Patterned neutrals include the following patterns when they are done predominantly in neutral colors:

– glen plaid
– pinstripes
– tweeds
– tiny checks

Neutral colors go with anything. For example, if you’re looking for a jacket to wear with a dress that has a colorful print on a black background, a black jacket or sweater will be the best choice. A tan jacket just doesn’t have the same panache. However, let’s say you want a sweater to wear with a red dress. Any of the fashion neutral colors would work.

An easy way to build a wardrobe is to select one to three fashion neutral colors that you like and that look good on you, and begin assembling some fashion basics in these neutral colors. It’s a good idea to have the following items in the fashion neutral colors that you have chosen; jacket, sweater, skirt, pants, jeans. When selecting your core neutral colors, keep in mind that dark fabrics recede and make the wearer look thinner, and light fabrics advance and make the wearer look bigger.

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