How To Wear: Summer Neutrals

Skirt: Bar III Blouse: Sugarlips (Similar here & here)  Earrings: Pop of Chic Sandals: LC Lauren Conrad Clutch: Old Navy (Old) Sunnies: Bleu Dame

Neutrals are an integral part of every girls wardrobe due in part to the fact that they can mix and match with almost every item in your closet including each other. Colors are fun and indeed an essential, but without a few key neutral pieces, you'll continually find yourself surrounded by bright colors that lack basic styling links, which will leave your wondering why you have nothing to wear. By properly stocking your wardrobe with a few neutral pieces your styling options will instantly double. If you’re a color fiend you can think of these pieces as the perfect canvas for showing off one of your prized bright colored pieces such as a neon pink scarf or a mint green clutch. When styling your neutral ensembles I always suggest adding some contrast and dimension by incorporating tonal textures like eyelet shorts or a crochet vest. Khaki, cream, white, blush, brown, black, and grey are a few of the most popular neutrals.

With summer in full effect, I suggest sticking to the bright whites and sandy tones to keep your look fresh and summer appropriate. For those of you who have your heart set on color and only color for the next few months, try picking up a few neutral accessories to keep your looks from being too loud. These LC Lauren Conrad Platform Sandals from Kohl’s that I'm wearing above can perfectly mix and match with your summer wardrobe no matter what palette you prefer. 
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Below are some of my favorite neutral pieces that are perfect for incorporating into your summer wardrobe:



108 comments:

  1. I like the idea of creating contrast by buying textured neutrals. I think crochet and lace are awesome textures to have in a neutral color as they spice up any wardrobe. Thanks for the tips!
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  2. I just love the skirt!

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  3. The skirt is to die for! And I've been wearing my hair the same way! It's my favorite quick, stylized hair do!

    Carly
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  4. Adorable! Love the skirt!

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  5. Thank you for the tips, Anna, you look stunning in your neutrals! Totally gorgeous look :) Have a lovely weekend! xoxo <3

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  6. Wauw, love it. You look stunning
    in that dress, love the nude tones.

    LOVE,
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  7. nice look dear, I like ur shoes!

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  8. love your outfit!! very chic :)

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  9. Love the cute skirt you are wearing :)

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  10. so cute
    kisses

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  11. I absolutely love this look. Very summery & chic!

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  12. Fantastic top, it's collar fabulous !!

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  13. Love the look. The blouse and skirt are awesome!

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  14. Love neutrals! #3 Blazer is awesome.

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  15. Oh I absoloutely love the top!!! Well I love the Peter pan collars and this one is super wow!!!

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  16. So pretty saw this on pinterest too!

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  17. I love this - everything about your outfit is perfect!

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  18. omgg i love that peplum dress but its sold outt! so upset! haha

    Georgi at 7wonders

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    love your blog!new follower!

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  19. You look absolutely divine....the skirt is to die for!!

    Rebecca
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  20. Very cute outfit! Love your skirt!
    And what a gorgeous maxi skirt!

    Love, Jennifer

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  21. gorgeous outfit; the skirt is really lovely x

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  22. Great post, your outfit is absolutely lovely!

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  23. love this look, it's so cute and pretty. The shoes are fab :D

    MEl x
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  24. your outfit is gorgeus!



    Kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  25. you outfit is gorgeus!



    Kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  26. What a classy and gorgeous look!

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  27. Love this outfit! So classy and girly, the skirt is gorgeous! :) x

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  28. Fantastic!)





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  29. Such a pretty skirt

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    new outfit post

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  30. Lovely outfit! Also loving the maxi skirt! Wish I can start getting my summer clothes out! xoxo

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  31. I just love that skirt! It is so perfect for Summer! Love the satin top with it too! Great post! xx

    Pip

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  32. I love those platform sandals! My fave summer shoe!!
    xx-MC
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  33. This outfit is SO pretty! you have AMAZING style! i also love your photos! i was wondering what camera and lens you use? you have such great quality photos!

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  34. The detail on the collar is beautiful! Gorgeous look :)

    Laura xo

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  35. Your skirt is beyond cute! I also love all the looks you put together:)
    xo,
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  36. Love your top! Its so pretty<3

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  37. I LOVE collared shirts and studs - together, I'm obsessed.

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  38. This is amazing. You look so stylish.

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  39. you look absolutely stunning!!!
    kisses from prague
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  40. I really love this outfit. I also love the collar of your shirt.You could be a fashion stylist. - amirajsfashiondiaries.blogspot.com

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  41. Great tips and love neutrals on you. Unfortunatly I really have to combine them with some color because neutral make me look really white...

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  42. Anna, obsessed with every details of this outfit. The heels are perfect. And I love all the pieces you pulled

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  43. I love neutrals. So pretty & classic. Your outfit is beautiful!

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  44. i can tell there was a lot of thought put into this post. so nice to see!
    not to mention, you look gorgeous as always

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  45. You look gorgeous, loving that cute skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  46. This look is amazing, you look fab! I love neutrals, everything goes great together & your outfit in your perfect harmony post is gorgeous :) x

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  47. I love that peter pan collar top! I want one like that! Great post

    X Emily

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  48. I really need a good pair of neutral heels in my wardrobe! Amazing choices like always!

    -Madeline Grace
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  49. you are pretty i love your outfit

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  50. Gorgeous, so girly & pretty. You look amazing x

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  51. Te sienta genial!

    Besos

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  52. Absolutely adorable outfit. I want to wear it!
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  53. Why why, someone looks lovely!
    I think neutrals are quite essentials. Since I have red hair, I like something that complements it, with a hint of peach rather than just beige.
    I love your bun!
    Love,

    S

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  54. You must have the most rad closet! Love the neutrals with the turquoise pop of color in the ring.

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  55. I completely agree with your advice! I LOVE my neutrals....maybe a little too much in fact! haha. But I love the pieces you've shown and love adding in accent colors with jewelry like you often do :)

    ~Jacy

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  56. I feel the same about neutrals. They are essential. Love this neutral outfit. It's perfect.
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  57. Love the neutral tones and your skirt is just fantastic!

    Arra
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  58. Love the look of neutrals! Agree, colors are fabulous but neutrals are closet staples.

    Amy

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  59. I love neutrals. Excellent advice Anna!! I always love these kind of posts

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  60. Ciao!...Fashion is Art and You're a Great Artist to wear in such Gorgeous way!!!
    So lovely, Smart Look...Perfection!
    Love Your HairStyle also...Cheers!!!
    Ciao, Greetings from Italy

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  61. That top is to die for! I love the pearls, it gives it at little extra something - so beautiful Anna! :)

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  62. Love this outfit, the collar is amazing!:) XX

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  63. Love that skirt! Very cute outfit Anna as always :)

    Adela xx

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  64. What a great post! I love the outfit you're wearing. Perfect example of summer neutrals... the school girl blinged out collar on the blouse is gorgeous and the striped skirt is dreamy (striped caramel pulled taffy dream). Great accessories to complete the outfit.
    I also love the examples you give. Love the Zara clutch!
    Have a great Sunday!

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    Dana

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  65. Absolutely love your outfit. If I may, I'm 15, and you're already kind of and inspiration to me. I love going to your blog and well.... I just love it. Sorry if this sounds a bit stalkerish or whatever :P
    I just did a post on electric blue eye makeup. Feel free to check it out and comment! :)

    Khanak
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  66. you look stunning

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  67. I love your outfit!! So beautiful!

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  68. The perfect outfit for summer. Great accessories.

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  69. Such a grea combination,check out my new post
    Kisses!

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  70. I always love a neutral look...always classy. I also love that little old navy clutch. Too cute!

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  71. amazing look

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  72. that shirt <3

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  73. You look so gorgeous Anna and I love the idea of Summer neutrals. The peter pan collar and skirt in this post are SOOO stylish. Love it

    xoDale
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  74. love that skirt! wish it was still in my size online. your look great.

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  75. Love the outfit! You are great at putting different patterns and textures together. Such an inspiration! Thank you for your stylish blog!

    HH
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  76. Your top is so pretty!

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  77. LOVE your skirt and ring so much!!

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  78. Utterly cute!! I love the colors I'm seeing! xoxo
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  79. Love this outfit. Colors are perfect! It's pretty. It's classy. It's perfect!

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  80. That top is just too cute. Looks great on you too.

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  81. That Zara clutch is beyond beautiful! Love your blog :)

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  82. Beautiful outfit! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

    Amberly D'Anna
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  83. Amazing look, I love that skirt. It looks like it has really good texture, of course I don't know as I can't feel through the screen, so does it?! I love your style!!!

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  84. lovely outfit!!! The blouse is gorgeous!

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  85. Stunning look!
    Great blog you have, check mine if you like.

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    xx

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  86. Beautiful outfit! Love the colors. It's so girly. And the collar is amazing! So I read above you were w your hubby 10 years before you got married? It's so great to hear that bc I've been w my bf for over 5 years & there are no wedding bells in sight yet and all I seem to hear is when are ou getting married? It's 5 years already blah blah. So it's refreshing to see you didn't rush into anything either!

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  87. Love the tiny little blue ring with this.Rx

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  88. This outfit is absolutely adorable on you!!! I love the skirt.... its just so sweet!! You are so put together ALWAYS :) Thanks for visiting us at Confessions of the Glitterati and for your sweet comments :)

    xoxo, Ally
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  89. Cute love the peplum! Thanks for checking me out, you have a great blog you've been blog loved :)

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  90. These shoes are perfect for summer! It's time to ditch the flats.

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  91. Love your outfit!

    Margarida
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  92. love the super cute neautral blouse with the collar. super nice post. loving the summer neutrals!!

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  94. You look super cute! OMG! I love that peplum dress!

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  95. Should b a crime 2 look this stylish!

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