ESSENTIALS: Summer Neutrals



While I am not usually one to completely skip over seasons, it’s only 27 degrees here in Wisconsin. That means while it technically may be spring, my mind is jumping right to summer (not the first time this has happened) and spending way too much time concocting my summer wardrobe.

If you know me, you will then know that I am a gal of obnoxious color. I own skinnies in mustard, green, red, blue, polka dot and damask print, to name a few, and have no problem sporting the colors of the rainbow on any given day. Red + pink? Mustard + coral? Stripes + polka dots? There is no combination too gregarious or obnoxious for my equally gregarious + obnoxious laugh.

But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the value of investing in neutral basics. They pair with everything and no matter how you mix + match them together, you come out looking all Jackie Onassis chic (as opposed to Rainbow Brite). So this summer, I’ve got my eye on some summer neutrals that will help balance out my wardrobe but won’t break the bank – minus that luscious $150 Madewell tote.

And yes, I do realize the sandals are partially bright green and blue. Just goes to show, you can take the girl out of color but you can’t take color out of the girl, amiright?

nail polish  |  tote  |  t-shirt  |  scarf  |  shorts  |  bracelets  |  sandals

Linda Paxton-Warren April 2, 2013

Hi Holly,

I also am working toward this but many years later than you. It is difficult though. I am like a crow when I se the bright, shiny items. Nothing like thee classics to stay with you for years and always look good.


Madeline April 2, 2013

I freaking LOVE those sandals!

Hillary April 2, 2013

I don’t think you understand how happy I was to see that those sandals were $17 at Target. Thanks for just picking out my first spring/summer wardrobe purchase!

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