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How to wear Neutrals?

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

This blog article takes us back to the foundations of our wardrobes with an overview on wearing neutrals.

As a Personal Stylist in Geneva - which is typically a rather conservative style environment - I know a lot about wearing neutrals, and how you can make them feel that little bit special, a little bit unique, a little bit extraordinary - just like you my dear.

A successfully curated wardrobe will always contain a healthy number of neutral shades. When I say neutrals, I mean colours that never date and can be combined with many other shades to create endless outfits. In fact, those who embrace neutrals will probably have much smaller wardrobes than those whose wardrobes are full of bright shades. The reason for this is that the rainbow colours (and varying shades) tend to come and go, so the mint green jumpsuit that was all the rage last year, might not see the light of day this year!

Neutrals are so important that I tell my clients to buy the best that they can afford; focusing on true investment buys that will have longevity.

Discovering your best neutral colours is key to creating a wardrobe that is not only versatile, but you will enjoy wearing. Black, white, grey and navy are the obvious shades that everyone recognises. But there are also far more intersting hues such as pewter, taupe, bronze, spruce and cocoa. For example, some one with a rich, golden look will find that moss is a key neutral that they can combine with terracotta, primrose and coral (and that's just for starters!).

Someone with a very blended look (ie. very little contrast between hair, eye and skin tone - think Jennifer Aniston), look particularly amazing in neutral shades, especially when combined together such rose brown and natural beige.

Of course, life would be very boring without pops of colour and whilst neutrals are important, they are building blocks for you to add to.

Understanding how colour works on you will enable you to combine fashion colours with your neutrals for a flattering look. Get your neturals right and you will find that a few on trend pieces are all that is needed to remain current each season. Great for your bank account too!

Let your Style Personality run riot with bolder seasonal colours, but make sure they are your most flattering.

During a Colour Analysis Consultation, I will show you your best neutral shades and explain how to combine these together and other colours too. You'll also receive a personalised colour wallet containing your very best dominant, secondary and tertiary colouring types with 42 shades to help you along your way.


There are in fact 5 Ways to Wear Colour, check out the blog article here.

Finally, if you'd like to learn more about the colours that suit your personal colouring, get in touch today, and sign-up for my free 30 minute Discovery Call here.

Best colourful wishes,



Hi, I'm Charlotte, International Personal Stylist in Geneva, Switzerland. I help women like you to feel special everyday by building a unique and colourful signature style that suits your personal colouring, body shape, lifestyle and budget.


Get in touch to book your consultation here.

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