Posts Tagged: neutrals

Reader Request: Working Those Black Dresses

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Reader Alyson e-mailed me this question:

I have seven black dresses in my closet. Seven. I remember purchasing two of them and I think I have inherited the rest. Two are what would be consider shirt dresses with long sleeves, one dress with cap sleeves, and four are sleeveless. Only one has embellishment of any kind in the form of lace around the collar. I have no idea how to wear these dresses, more importantly what to wear with them. Part of the problem is that I live in tropical, sunny Florida. They’re great work wear but I’m just at a loss. read more

Originally posted 2013-11-07 06:11:11.

Gracey Wears: Black and Caramel

Although I’m a big fan of pairing black with brown, I know it’s not for everyone; it can seem counter-intuitive to pair neutrals.  But, I’d like to make the argument that caramel is more of a color and less of a neutral and therefore is perfectly okay to wear with black:

fashion for giants in black midi skirt, floral print tank & tassel necklace fashion for giants in black midi skirt, floral print tank & black sandals

And in a fun print like this one, it’s more than okay, it’s great:

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If you’re looking to try mixing black and brown, a print is a great way to go.  And I also recommend looking past the brown found in the smallest pack of Crayola crayons. Instead, look to the 64-pack for inspiration in the way of burnt sienna, raw sienna and fuzzy wuzzy (a real color).  Oh, and caramel, of course: read more