Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mixing neutrals.

One of my new favorite experiments when dressing up is trying to mix neutrals together. 
 I think it can be quite challenging, especially if your neutrals have different undertones (like here) and if you - like me up to a while ago - think that black is THE neutral colour to go.

 I think the key in doing that is repeating the colours or undertones in the outfit. 
 I'm not sure I've mentioned it, but my studies were in interior design and sometimes I treat an outfit as I would treat a room.  
 For a harmonious result you have to keep a flow in the colours you use. If you're decorating a room you would repeat your main colours 3-4 times to achieve harmony and  coziness! To apply that in an outfit...

.... I've paired the skirt and greyish top (they both have red undertones), the white-grey cardi with the white top, the jacket matches the green tights and the different shades of brown of the belt, shoes and bag are completing the outfit!

 Given that all these neutrals are kind of boring (at least for me) I went for my funky "Snoopy and Lucy" earrings!!

 And a custom made ring with bright-coloured circles!!


Skirt - Sprider stores
White Top - probably as old as I am...
Grey Top - Asos maternity
Light grey cardi - Urban Outfitters
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Belt - French Connection (Asos)
Tights - local flea market (3 euro)
Shoes - Asos
Bag - Hunter
Ring/Earings - handmade (by my friend Necty!)
Glasses - Just Cavalli
And some Peanuts bonus for ya:

all peanut strips from here

And the one for Valentine's Day: 
"All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

Peanuts, Lucy Van Pelt
Kisses xxx        


  1. Very interesting and clever decorating ideas!
    Love and chocolates!

  2. Thank you my sweet love!! Happy I-love-you-and-it's-not-Valentine's-yet Day!! Your girl

  3. Interesting combinations. It's good to experiment. You never really know what's going to work until you try new things.

  4. You really can put together a mean outfit, you know that? I really like the length of that skirt, especially when paired with the tights and peep-toe booties. I've been using army-green as a neutral's a lot more fun than basic black!

  5. I agree! I love army green!! (although I'm wearing an army green uniform in my job and that's not very feminine I can tell ya!). Thanks for all your compliments Ashley! I really needed a boost this week!