Neutrally Exclusive

Act natural

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I know what you’re thinking … Ugh, beige. But, don’t scoff yet, friends. Neutrals are not just reserved for your high school khakis. They have many different undertones, ranging from violets to reds. And, with this wide range of hues, neutrals are also very wearable for any skin tone – it’s just about finding the right one for you. 

Warmer complexions tend to look best in colors with yellowish undertones like camels, olives, and creams, while cooler complexions are better complemented by rosy buff, blue-ish greys, and whites. (And score: Denim is a fail-safe neutral for everybody.) 

Neutrals are easy to pair with other, stronger colors if you’re craving that pop, but the real trend here is “monochroming” – wearing head-to-toe neutral. Keep things visually interesting by mixing neutral tones (keep warms with warms and cools with cools), varying textures, and accessorizing smartly but sparingly. 

This month’s style takeaway? Be like Switzerland – stay neutral.

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’70s calico boho PEASANT DRESS, Gucci wood mule HEELS, and ’60s gator BAG (all available from Jess James + Co.) Antique Persian rugs and decor: Jean Palmer Home

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’60s Nat Kaplan cream sleeveless GOWN, ’70s rainbow metal BELT, and ’50s red bow slingback HEELS (all available from Jess James + Co.) Records, books, and decor: The Fuzzy Needle 

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’70s denim DRESS, ’80s neutral woven BELT, NECKLACE by Merewif, and ’70s woven leather peep-toe SANDALS (all available from Jess James + Co.)  Decor: Merewif and Jean Palmer Home

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Cynthia Rowley cream silk BLOUSE, ’70s cotton tan wrap MIDI SKIRT, Gucci olive green chain HEELS, Napier gold chain NECKLACE, and Ray-Ban SUNGLASSES (all available from Jess James + Co.)  Decor: Jean Palmer Home

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’80s Levi’s JEANS, ’80s Brit cropped RINGER TEE, Victorian white cotton DUSTER, and snakeskin PUMPS with silver heel (all available from Jess James + Co.)  Records, books, and decor: The Fuzzy Needle 

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MODELS: Christina Robinson & Olivia Link (Directions USA)


HAIR & MAKEUP: Meraki Beauty

WARDROBE: Jess James + Co.

JEWELRY: Merewif

RUGS & DECOR: Jean Palmer Home

RECORDS, BOOKS & DECOR: The Fuzzy Needle

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