My Neutral Wardrobe – Building A Staple Style

I’m sharing some neutral styles with you today. Some old and a couple of looks that you haven’t seen before. As I’ve matured I’ve found which colours suit me and which don’t. With hiccups along the way (looking back at photos  “what was I thinking”) But I think I can safely say I’ve found my way.

Strutting in these new Ecru slim leg jeans that I’ve found to be a good buy. A casual fit, these work perfectly with the Ecru/Cream (you decide) jumper. Nude shoes are a must for me. I feel like they just make my legs look a little longer up against the light colours.

Creams, Ecru, Grey, Camel, Fawn, Beige, Tan with a little colour thrown in is what works best for me

sharing some neutral styles with you today

I always feel better wearing my neutrals, more polished for some reason? Nearly all of my outfits are pretty monochromatic. I find this helps my lack of height! Add a touch of fur for the glamour!

Neutrals mix with everything. More wear for my money

sharing some neutral styles with you today

Here are the same trousers worn above with a similar top but with a different jacket. Again the jacket is a neutral colour and the cream flared trousers pair well. I’ve just worked it out that I’ve had these trousers for twelve years!

One pair of trousers – three different looks

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The faux suede trousers I purchased last year have been worn so many times! Worth every penny of £25.99 They also come in Black if that’s your colour staple.

So it all blends perfectly together, all of these items can be mixed and matched so easily. Don’t get me wrong I do like some colour in my life. The last post will vouch for that. But over the years it’s just built into a sea of these colourways, these are the colours I wear most and they all match. Plus you can add any colour accessory to this little lot to create more interest.

Cream day to night trousers

I was approached by Nordgreen, a Danish watch company that provides sleek watches in gold or silver for men and women and what caught my eye was the coloured leather straps.

I had the absolute pleasure of attending a very powerful awards ceremony being held by Woman & Home in partnership with JD Williams.

Shame I haven’t got a full-length photo of my daytime look for these trousers. These have proved to be a good buy. They are currently priced at £29.00 and for the quality and cut, I think that’s an absolute bargain. From one of my favourite brands Eastex. The outcome of what’s going to happen with this brand since it went under in the summer is still uncertain. But at the moment there are some great bargains to be had on the Eastex site.

So that’s my staple wardrobe. Easy peezy! What do you think about cream tones in winter? I think it’s so easy to adjust these colours from summer right through to winter too. Do you have a staple colour that you build your wardrobe around?

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21 Comments

  1. January 8, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Glad to see you still doing the fashion after fifty and looking good sis! Happy New Year

  2. January 3, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    Gosh I’m so behind with my blogger reads. Anyway just wanted to say I love all of these looks and you know I love light neutrals too, it’s you and me against the world of colour!
    Hugs, Mary x.
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  3. December 31, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Always love neutrals and monochromatic dressing, it looks chic and effortless and is suitable to a huge number of occasions. Thank you for sharing, Laurie and you’re looking gorgeous as always, Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

    • laurie
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 10:19 pm

      Lovely to see you here Donna! Thank you for your lovely compliment xx

  4. December 29, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    You look very classy Laurie – love the photos too! I’m updating my wardrobe over the next couple of weeks and you’ve given me inspiration as always. Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 10:18 pm

      So pleased that you find inspiration here Jo. Hearing that makes my day xx

  5. December 28, 2018 / 7:31 am

    Hi Laurie, I love your looks so classy, the touch of fur is perfect!! I have chosen your post to be featured on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Feature Party. It has been Pinned on Pinterest and soon shared on Instagram, you will be able to find it at either #omhgww or ohmyheartsiegirl.
    Please stop by and share again so everyone can enjoy!!
    Hope you enjoy your week! Happy New Years!!

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Oh! Thank you so much Karen. Made my day xx

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:50 am

      Aw, thanks Maria. We always want what we can’t have, don’t we? I look so washed out in a lot of other colours xx

  6. December 21, 2018 / 7:19 am

    If ever I needed a tutorial, it’s in these neutral tones Laurie! As you know I avoid beige, but am guilty of ignoring these other skin-flattering tones too, so thank you for walking me through all of these options. I love the top photo of you with the fur trimmed gilet – it’s my favourite shot of you, ever! Just goes to show how well you know what suits you.

    Happy Christmas sweetie, in case I don’t get a chance to catch up with you again!
    Anna xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thanks Anna. No tutorial needed on your part! Queen of colour that you are xx

  7. December 20, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Laurie you always look classy thank you for sharing on Friday features Linky party, I have shared your post on Pinterest and I’m always looking for bloggers to feature so be sure to stop by again next week . Merry Christmas!🤶🏻🎅🏼🌲🎁

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Hi Karen. Caught up in Christmas, I seem to have missed this? Popping over now xx

  8. December 20, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I love your neutral wardrobe! In fact I seem to be stealing your style with my lemon feather trimmed jumper and cream trousers! There’s something very classy and sophisticated about shades of cream, white, beige and camel I always think, although I usually try to wear something in “my” colours nearer my face because the lovely pale colours make me a bit washed out. Was less so back in the days when I had dark hair! But these shades really suit your colouring Laurie. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:54 am

      Gail. I always love your jewel colours. xx

  9. Pamela
    December 19, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Gorgeous outfits Laurie, why do people tend to label neutrals as fuddy duddy, you look so chic and elegant as Nancy stated.
    I loved every combination, accessories as well and I can’t belive the faux suede were only £29 they look so much more expensive and look like real suede too.
    Pamela from Wales UK x

    • laurie
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 8:55 am

      It’s so good to see you back here Pamela. I’m glad you are a neutrals fan too xx

  10. December 19, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    You wear these colours really well Laurie, I know what you mean. We eventually know what colours suit us and what don’t. I better suit brighter colours, but love to wear neutrals. Thanks for sharing today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  11. December 19, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Neutrals look very chique and elegant on you

  12. December 19, 2018 / 3:59 am

    These outfits are all beautiful! That fringe sweater is just gorgeous!

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