When you think of cocktail attire, the first idea that often pops into your head is something dark, tight, and sparkly, right? Well this season, celebs are shaking things up with something a little lighter and brighter; think fresh Winter whites, sleek metallic nudes, and pops of camel. The neutral evening wear look is easy to achieve — just see how some of our fashionable favorites pull it off. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley kept things supersexy on the red carpet in a slinky, nude, knee-length Burberry dress, Amber Heard stepped out in a sequined Alessandra Rich column gown, and Leighton Meester went short and strapless in an off-white Balmain dress with gold accents. All three ladies prove that going neutral at night can make for a sexy, slightly unexpected look. See for yourself when you shop our picks below!
>> If brights aren't your thing, designers like Phillip Lim, Richard Chai Love, and Rag & Bone are making sure that neutrals have a strong stake in the Spring game. We picked out the top pieces, ranging from suede crop tops to mesh sandal boots, that are sure to guarantee a standout look without screaming for attention.
When Charlize Theron donned a neutral suede bootie with cropped cargos, we decided maybe it's time to stop wearing black shoes all the time. It looked fresh and light, just in time for Spring's warm weather, sheer, gauzy fabrics, and softer palette. These booties will go with everything, but they'll look killer with the season's short, flowy dresses. Check out our editor picks for five perfect neutral booties.
There's a big neutral story happening for Spring, and if its most recent ad campaign is any indication, H&M will have you covered when it comes to neutralizing on a budget. It has brought on the dark-featured, totally sexy photographer-cum-model Elisa Sednaoui to bring a little sultriness to the mostly monochromatic campaign, shot by Asa Tallgard, that includes tailored separates for day and night. At the top of our Spring shopping list: that swingy trench with the mini-ruffle detail.
Chloé's ads never cease to inspire. For Fall it was that insanely chic camel, and for Spring it's all about neutral tones and an uber feminine feel. This ensemble Malgosia Bela is modeling — a sleek turtleneck, soft brown pleated skirt ($2,295), maroon satchel ($58) — is all about the fusion of colors. Maroon makes a strong stance against the neutrals, while the neutrals lend sweet softness to the maroon. It's a symbiotic relationship that's bound to last! Click on the items to buy.
Did Michelle Williams, and stylist Alison Edmond, read our collective Fab mind? Recently we showed you how to add color to a neutral outfit, and here comes Michelle doing just that with the freshest Spring fashion for the February issue of Marie Claire. The pretty colors pop against photographer Tesh's neutral background, causing us to fall seriously in love with that ruffly Valentino dress and lemon-yellow Brian Atwood shoes. Click on to see more.
This week on Fab Flash: Kate Moss debuts her final collection for Topshop in London, and we take a monochromatic cue from Sarah Jessica Parker and Sienna Miller by mixing and matching neutral colors. Plus, a one-on-one interview with Michael Kors at the WWD 100th Anniversary bash, and Ashlee Simpson tells us her style secret!
I’m definitely finding inspiration in many of the pieces, and the Zinc Harvest Basket ($135) is my absolute favorite. Kasler's classic, neutral palette can be found throughout this new collection for Ballard, and I'm inspired by the ivories, taupes, and metallics that she uses — and that's quite a statement, considering that I'm usually attracted to bolder colors.
Check out my favorites below:
Sienna Miller's sexy neutrals are rocking Fab's world right now. The actress continues to have fun — and look damn good — in London. Her tan suede shorts feel so fresh, a sheer gray crop tee is the ultimate contrast, and Opening Ceremony buckled wedges complete the look with major pizazz. Do try this one at home!
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Celebs including Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Bell, and Maggie Gyllenhaal have been spotted day to night wearing this season’s soft nude palette. Designers such as Isabel Marant,Chanel, and Marc Jacobs all displayed blush and beige tones in their runway shows. Watch to find out how to wear this au courant color!
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