How To Wear: Summer Neutrals



Neutrals are an integral part of every girls wardrobe due in part to the fact that they can mix and match with almost every item in your closet including each other. Colors are fun and indeed an essential, but without a few key neutral pieces, you’ll continually find yourself surrounded by bright colors that lack basic styling links, which will leave your wondering why you have nothing to wear. By properly stocking your wardrobe with a few neutral pieces your styling options will instantly double.

If you’re a color fiend you can think of these pieces as the perfect canvas for showing off one of your prized bright colored pieces such as a neon pink scarf or a mint green clutch. When styling your neutral ensembles I always suggest adding some contrast and dimension by incorporating tonal textures like eyelet shorts or a crochet vest. Khaki, cream, white, blush, brown, black, and grey are a few of the most popular neutrals.

With summer in full effect, I suggest sticking to the bright whites and sandy tones to keep your look fresh and summer appropriate. For those of you who have your heart set on color and only color for the next few months, try picking up a few neutral accessories to keep your looks from being too loud. These LC Lauren Conrad Platform Sandals from Kohl’s that I’m wearing above can perfectly mix and match with your summer wardrobe no matter what palette you prefer.


In case you’re wondering where my top and skirt are from, the skirt is Bar III (available here) and the top is MM Couture.

Below are some of my favorite neutral pieces that are perfect for incorporating into your summer wardrobe:

  1. Studded Clutch
  2. Pelpum Pencil Dress
  3. Platform Heel


  1. Chunky Cork Heel
  2. Striped Maxi
  3. Structured Blazer7342237878:Yahoo:photo
  1. Pleated Top
  2. Sheer Maxi Skirt
  3. Embroidered Scarf
For more neutral ensemble inspiration check out some of my other posts: White Out and Beachy Neturals. 

Will you be wearing neturals this summer? 

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Categories: Anna James, Wear
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  • Kellie Norton

    OMG Anna, seriously, cutest outfit ever! Please stop it! haha I love this post!! And I love all your Neutral pieces! :-)


  • Melissa Panici

    I’m all about the neutrals!! I love all of these pieces. Great job Anna!

  • T Girl

    Ok seriously, this is the best outfit I’ve ever seen. YOU look amazing.

    Why are there never any pin buttons on your pics? Is there another way to pin? Anyone?

  • Shannon H

    OMG. I agree with the others. This is an outfit to die in. This is my favorite post yet. Keep up the good work.

  • Melissa Riollano

    I’m in love with neutrals. So pretty and subtle. I love cream and blush together with small pop of color from jewelry. Keep up these posts! :)

  • Chrissy Myers

    That collar is AMAZING, Anna!

  • Karie Seger

    Anna! You’re a genius :) I love the maxi skirt from the 3rd outfit.. and how it can also be a dress paired with a belt! Keep up the good work :)

    xo Karie

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I love neutrals so I’m definitely all for trying this look out. I love your outfit! Thanks Anna! :-)

  • merle kok

    wow the top is soooo beautiful!

  • Samantha Tananbaum

    You look gorgeous!

  • Rachael Yanta

    LOVE this outfit!!! One of my faves that you’ve put together. So classy yet super stylish. Great post!

  • Amber Welles

    LOOOOOOVE this outfit, girl. Ur style sense is out of this world. How do you always look so gosh darn fab?

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Love as always!! And I almost had an Accessorgasm with those amazing studded accessories!! ;0) You know what we love!


  • Srce J

    Your outfit it amazing! You look gorgeous! And thanks for the tips :)

    Simona :)

  • Patricia Rodriguez

    I love your outfit! Can you give us details on where each piece is from. Especially the skirt and top! xo


  • Liz

    Love these outfits so cute and great pieces for work and fun!

  • Petra Zeller

    You looking absolutely beautiful Anna. I love neturals color. It lools really feminime and pretty for the summer.
    xo, Petra <–take a look πŸ˜‰

  • Sharon Morgan

    Anna you look gorgeous as always. I love the outfit!

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    love your shirt, where is it from?

  • Shelby Stallsmith

    Totally notice your new shades from Instagram, look fabulous! Such an adorable outfit!

  • Megan

    I love your outfit! Could you tell us where your top and skirt are from?

  • Leslie Arriaza

    that top is amazing! as always your accessories are the perfect touch. the ballerina ‘do is perfect! so lovely!!

  • Martin M

    OMG Anna I love your look. Its so summerlike and I love the color cobination. Really well done :)

  • Giselle Escamilla

    love your outfit!! And the colors are beautiful!

  • Liesl

    That peplum dress is my favorite! I love your outfit, too! You have great style, Anna! :-)

    Liesl xxx

  • Cassie Hanson

    i always keep my neutral scarf in my bag – a must have!!

  • Mariam Tadevosyan

    I love this post! You got me sucked in and now I have put all my wedding plans aside and am writing this response! Ha ha! Fashion is soooo much more important than wedding planning right now!

  • Meghan Conard

    Love the embellished collar + stripe skirt! Neutrals are a great alternative to the bright and bold color blocking this summer.


  • Amenah Hussein

    Anna you look gorgeous love love love your outfit omg and you are deffinetly rocking them LC shoes! Love this’s gonna be totally sad when you’re gone :(

  • heidi kokborg

    I love love looove your top!! :) the pearls just add an extra spark.. Gorgeous outfit Anna!

  • Eva Kosec

    Loove the collar <3


  • Katjusha Bricman

    Love all those coices Anna!!!!!

    (money will go for a good cause, a man who’s fighting cancer needs a hospital bed)

  • Helen Le

    Those pieces are beautiful together and on its own. Great outfit!


  • Vanessa R

    I love neutrals! They always look so pretty and simple!

  • PlumeIt

    It seems like everyone will be wearing neutrals this summer, and they can transition so well into fall. I especially love that sheer maxi skirt, so many possibilities!

  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    Love the pieces you chose for this post!! πŸ˜€

  • Melissa mould

    I love this outfit and the the feature. I love the nude trend and often team nude blazers with my outfits :)

    Mel x

  • Kelby Peachey

    As always, thanks Anna for always keeping us stylish and knowledgable. :)


  • Amanda McKinney

    Love these summer looks! Here are some looks I’m obsessed with:

    pastel pink and mint green:

    slightly more bold looks:

    tell me what you think!

  • Emilie

    absolutely adore that first top. It has the cutest collar!

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @

  • Jacy Tilton

    I love this super feminine and pretty outfit! Gorgeous look and great pointers I employ on a daily basis!


  • Becca

    love this skirt, any idea where i can get it?

  • Megan Elliott

    I love neutrals, but I will be spicing them up this summer with some neon accents!

  • Linh Ly

    im in love with your whole outfit, the top, the skirt and the shoes! This is something i would totally wear! im definitely buying these items. my favorites are the peplum dress, nude shoes and the bag. cute!!/2012/06/swan-princess-lake-maxi-skirt.html

  • Rebecca Lawson

    Super feminine and cute!!!! LOVE the look!! I agree with the other girls…. something I would totally wear too!!! Especially in love with the cute shoes

  • debora f

    lovely oufit!!!!!

  • Samantha Marthini

    I love all of the outfits. So chic!

  • Jo Taylor

    Love love love love LOVE!! Neautrals are just so gorgeous, especialy on a rare sunny day – I just need a little fake tan so I’m not a complete washout wearing them. I’m craving a neutral blaser like the one above and it’s from Topshop so maybe I can go get it on my lunch break!!


  • Andrea

    can anyone suggest a type of sandal to wear with a blush colored wedding dress



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