Light neutrals like cream, beige, dove grey, and (light) taupe, are the perfect hues to consider if you shy away from color and are fed up with wearing black and white. But to keep yourself from looking too washed out (especially if you’re light-skinned as well), just take a cue from one of Victoria Secret’s angels — the leggy Alessandra Ambrosio.
The Brazilian supermodel was spotted taking neutral to the next level while out running errands in Santa Monica a few weeks back. Alie wore a beige sweater with her white skinnies, then topped the combo with a cream-colored neck warmer. But instead of pairing the outfit with nude (or white) flats, she wore cognac-colored boots and an Hermes purse in the same rich buttery hue to keep the look interesting. Cat-eye sunnies finished the ensemble and gave her that effortlessly chic vibe.
Alessandra Ambrosio is seen leaving a medical building in Santa Monica, December 10, 2013
How do you like Alessandra’s take on neutral dressing? Like?
It’s easy and it actually looks quite refined and elegant. And the best part is that you can pull it off just as fabulously as she did. You don’t have to be a supermodel to look great in the whole mix. Would you copy her outfit?
If your answer is a yes, then try these key pieces we’ve put together. These are pretty easy on the pocket so grabbing them won’t make you feel so guilty:
Alessandra’s scarf is actually also from Love Quotes — the Linen Eyelash Fringe scarf. Sadly, we could not find the exact same color online. Other variants, however, can be purchased on discount over at Zappos.
Love Quotes Eyelash Fringe Scarf in Espresso, $58 to $82
And as for Alessandra’s boots, those are the Rag & Bone “Harrow”. You can easily grab a pair for yourself online. They’re somewhat pricey ($495) but will most likely last you through seasons.
Rag & Bone Harrow Boots, $495
On a side note, if you want to give your “neutral” look a little bit more texture and flavor, we recommend this patterned cardigan from BB Dakota. It’s an affordable piece that features a shawl collar and a flattering asymmetric hemline:
BB Dakota Kali Patterned Cardigan, $75.60 (was $108)