Call it fifty shades of beige, monochrome, or whatever you like, Spring neutrals are here to stay. Get ready to stand out from the crowd and make a style statement. Warm neutrals like brown and tan are easy to wear, while airy palettes not only look cool but keep you cool as temps rise. Neutral hues have a certain sense of duplicity; they can bring in a warm, relaxing vibe and project a powerful image with monochromatic ensembles. At JCPenney, we bring you an interesting mix of natural pigments in a plethora of styles and accessories for both men and women.
Head-to-Toe Neutral Look
To tackle a chic all-neutral look, go with just one-color scheme or soft complementary tones. Pick tops in white or ivory and pair the bottoms in slightly different hues of the same color in beige or off-white for a classy and sophisticated look. Neutral shades always play well together if you stick to one tone or pair a few hues for a seamless look. You can also add a little edge with embellished accessories such as a floral printed tote and strappy sandals.
|Liz Claiborne Elizabeth Tote Bag||Arizona Fabian Womens Footbed Sandals|
Play with Patterns
Monochromatic and all-neutral looks can sometimes look boring. This is the time you need to turn up the volume and pick patterns that break the monotony. Choose ditsy prints or floral dresses and tops for women, while men can opt for tropical prints or pick a suit for the power play. You could also add a little texture by selecting a pair of suede slip-ons or perforated shoes. The key is to keep it interesting with a mix of different textures, shades, patterns and proportions to create a striking ensemble made up entirely of this color palette.
|Arizona Advance Flex 360 Tropical Mens Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt||JF. J.Ferrar 360 Stretch Classic Fit Suit Separates – Big and Tall||Stacy Adams Mens Westby Oxford Shoes|
Go for Off-Whites and Earthy Tones
Whites are predominantly the most common color found in everyone’s wardrobe, and they are popular no matter the season. Give your look visual interest by adding a warmer shade like beige or more earthy hues such as brown, khaki or military green to your wardrobe. This will allow you to elevate or even add a little natural vibe without making it too striking.
|St. John’s Bay Plus-Womens Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt||ana-Plus Womens Button Front Convertible Strap Dress|
Embrace a Little Bit of Structure
We’re always obsessed to create a seamless structure with our outfits. They add a fun layer and also can be accentuated with whatever suits you best. While a pair of heels can create an illusion of height for women, Beacon Boat Lace-up Shoes can make any outfit look sophisticated for men. You can also take advantage of vertical striped pants, asymmetrical cuts, pleats, ruffles, belts, knot or statement sleeves to create a perfect fit.
|Liz Claiborne Womens Nihoa Heeled Sandals||Dockers Mens Beacon Boat Lace-up Shoes|
|a.n.a High Rise Cropped Pants||Byer California-Juniors Womens Mid Rise Wide Leg Flat Front Pant|