Style Challenge: A Week of Neutrals

Can you dress only in neutral colors for a whole week?
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I love to incorporate fun colors into my outfits, especially as we're approaching spring. Almost every ensemble I put together is based around bright pieces! While color is obviously so fun to incorporate into fashion, I find myself forgetting how chic and versatile neutral pieces can be.

This week, I decided to try to wear only neutral colors for a whole week. I included black, brown, gray, and white as my neutral colors, but you can adjust to best fit your wardrobe. See my looks below for some inspiration.

Monday

Black-and-tan-outfit

Products: Dress - Piko, Scarf - Impressions Boutique, Bracelets - Target, Booties - Target

I based this look around a basic black tee-shirt dress: It looks so comfy for a winter Monday! I added this plaid scarf which contrasts with the dress a little but still ties in with the black. To pull it all together, I added some tan and black beaded bracelets and some fringe black booties.

Tuesday

cream-and-tan-necklace-outfit

Products: Top - Target, Leggings - Impressions Boutique, Boots - Impressions Boutique, Necklace - Monday Dress

I started this outfit with these adorable tan suede leggings. I love the texture these add to the look. I paired them with a cream peplum top and this unique tassel necklace in several different neutral colors. To finish it off, I added some brown leather boots a few shades darker than the leggings. 

I think this outfit would be so comfy for a work/school day and still looks so put-together. It's the best of both worlds.

Wednesday

white-layering-outfit

Products: Sweater - Red Dress Boutique, Dress - Impressions Boutique, Shoes - Red Dress Boutique

For this outfit, I wanted to focus on white for winter. While we all know white is traditionally more of a summer color, you can totally make it work for the colder months. I paired this white sweater with a white fit-and-flare dress and some nude flats for a really cute, feminine look that will still keep you warm. The best part is that all three pieces can be worn after it warms up, too!

Thursday

black-and-white-outfit

Products: Top - Red Dress Boutique, Jeans - American Eagle, Coat - Red Dress Boutique, Scarf - Impressions Boutique, Flats - Target

I based this outfit around this classic coat in a gorgeous shade of gray. I paired it with black skinny jeans, a plain long-sleeve white tee, and a black fringe scarf. I added some plain black flats to tie it all together. Easy, simple, comfy, warm... what's not to love about this look?

Friday

gray-criss-cross-dress-outfit

Products: Dress - Monday Dress, Tights - Target, Boots - Red Dress Boutique, Earrings - Charming Charlie, Bracelet - Charming Charlie

For Friday, I chose this on-trend criss-cross neckline dress. I added some over-the-knee boots and dark gray tights so you'll be ready for class or for going out with friends: I love the ombre look the dress tights and boots create! To accessorize, I chose some rose gold and gray earrings and a matching rose gold bangle. 

Saturday

velvet-and-leather-outfit

Products: Dress - Impressions Boutique, Jacket - Forever 21, Heels - Target, Earrings - Charming Charlie

I started this look with this chic black velvet dress that's perfect for a fun night out with the girls. I paired it with a leather jacket for an interesting contrast in texture. I added some black heels and silver hoop earrings to bring this slightly edgy, slightly romantic outfit together.

Sunday

brown-and-taupe-outfit

Products: Dress - Forever 21, Half Slip - Altar'd State, Boots - Forever 21, Socks - Impressions Boutique

For the last day of the challenge, I started with a taupe swing dress and added a lace half-slip in a similar shade. This adds some beautiful texture at the hem of the dress. Next, I added tan boot socks and dark brown boots. The boots contrast really well with the rest of the pieces, creating an unexpected take on the monochrome trend.

What do you think?

Do you wear mostly neutrals or more colors? Are you going to take the challenge? Which outfit is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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