Why I’ve been wearing a more neutral style palette

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all black outfit with oatmeal cardigan
Primark oatmeal cardigan with all black outfit

A neutral style palette

If you follow me on Instagram, @AlbertineSarah, you’ll have seen that I’ve been opting for a more neutral style palette when it comes to my wardrobe recently. I wrote on my blog last month about Autumn style trends I couldn’t wait to get stuck into and neutrals was one of the trends, so it’s really no surprise that I’m writing a blog post for you today all about how much I’m loving adding neutrals to my wardrobe.

Now, when it comes to my style previously I feel like I’ve been a bit of a magpie. I was immediately drawn to statement pieces, bright colours and bold prints. The trouble with this was that I found myself regularly overhauling my wardrobe, and donating lots of new purchases to charity, when I inevitably struggled to get repeat wear out of my mismatched picks. The pieces that would always stay in my wardrobe were the neutrals. The more wearable pieces that I could mix and match to my heart’s content. So recently I’ve made more of a conscious effort to opt for neutrals. They may seem boring to some, but they’re the pieces I know I’m most likely to keep (and wear until they’re beyond repair).

Primark black rollneck bodysuit
Carrie Elizabeth Diamond constellation pendant

Adding personality to a neutral palette

Of course, I gotta add SOME personality to how I’m styling my neutral palette. I find that accessories and jewellery are the perfect way to do this. I love adding hints of gold to colour blocked outfits, and this all black outfit looked perfect with a simple ASOS belt with gold buckle.

I also decided to wear my Carrie Elizabeth 14k Gold Vermeil Diamond Constellation Zodiac Pendant with the outfit for a hint of personality. I mean, who DOESN’T love wearing their zodiac sign around their neck?!

So, be prepared to see a LOT more neutral style content on my Instagram and blog in the coming months. Of course, there will be the occasional print and pop of colour thrown in there but I’m hoping sticking to a more neutral palette will mean I make less impulse purchases and get lots more wear out of what I do buy!

Outfit details:

Shop Moonstone jewellery at Carrie Elizabeth.

Seven Dials outfit photoshoot all black outfit
Primark Oatmeal cardigan