Style Board | Playing with neutrals

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Happy Monday! It was crazy in the newsroom today with tornado coverage in the area. But I received great news: I will start a full normal workweek (Monday-Friday) in two weeks! So I am super excited to get back to a regular schedule. For this week, I wanted to accent my classic go-to pieces in my closet or as I call them, my “neutrals.” 

Current wardrobe staples in my closet include a structured white blouse, a long sleeve cotton white button-down, a black T-shirt dress and black track pants. Some of them change from season to season. I decided to mix it up this week with pops of color and mixing interesting hues to create different looks.

MONDAY 

The structured white blouse: This sleeveless blouse is gorgeous and I wore it last Monday, but in the printed color seen here. I paired it with a brown and black combination. This head-to-toe neutral look was sophisticated and chic, yet still super comfortable with the high-waist black jeans.

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TUESDAY

The cotton white button-down: This is one of my favorite button-downs in my closet. It’s insanely comfy to wear and can be dressed up or down. I paired with a mint jean for a pop of color and a crochet vest to add a bohemian vibe to the workweek.

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WEDNESDAY

Back T-shirt dress: I decided to spice up this cotton dress with wearing my chiffon button-down as a cardigan. In the summer heat, this is the perfect alternative to wearing a heavier cardigan and you are still protecting your skin!

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SATURDAY

The black track pant: I just received these new black track pants in the mail from Cabi! It was a gift from my mom for helping out with one of her parties a few weeks ago. They are part of Cabi’s new fall collection and boy are they AH-M-A-Z-ING. They are so comfortable and feel like butter when you slip them on. Since it’s still blazing hot outside, I styled them with a cropped tee and a long cardigan. I can’t wait to discover more way to style these pants. You could easily throw on a pair of heels with them and head to dinner.

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SUNDAY

For Sunday, I didn’t really have a plan—well because it’s Sunday and I was being lazy. I just put on whatever felt the most comfortable, but still put-together. This tunic from Chelsea & Violet is so cute over a pair of jeans or leggings. I also opted for a funky cap-toe loafer to add some interest.

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Style lesson #3: Step outside the box and play dress up! That means when you have some spare time, experiment with new looks and pair things together that you normally wouldn’t. It’s always easy to play it safe—and somedays I even feel so “blah” I don’t care what I slip on—but that’s how I can fall into a clothing rut. I know you have probably experienced the same problem. So this week, I learned to use my clothing basics and build around them! I’d say it turned out pretty well.

Let me know which outfit you liked the most by leaving a comment below! Always make sure to like and follow me 🙂 I really appreciate the support!


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