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The neutral aesthetic is one we're embracing, with vegan bags in earthy, nude tones on regular rotation in the SB Studio + on the packing table. Here's our favourite ways to style neutrals.

We love a classic, warm neutral, with tones of Vanilla, Almond, Cinnamon, Chestnut + Mahogany enduring favourites in our vegan bag collection. Muted + timeless, these subtle colours offer versatility in styling + mood, in a broad spectrum of nude shades.

What makes a neutral colour? Well, its lack of colour. Neutrals + near neutrals appear to have no colour or a very low saturation, and they provide a restful point for the eye to travel to. They don't compete with other colours which means you can mix + match without worrying about clashing shades. Neutrals are a supremely versatile palette if you're trying to create a capsule wardrobe, or just looking for classic colours that will outlast fast fashion trends. 

A neutral bag can be a softer choice than black + just as easy to style back with a wide range of outfits for year round wear, season after season. From off-white to beige to browns, neutrals will magically go with everything in your wardrobe - try it and see.

Coco wears a neutral toned suit + the Cinnamon Sojourn Vegan Crossbody Bag

Medina wears a dark grey suit, dark brown head scarf, and the Almond Reader Satchel + Barricade Bag Strap

Rhylee + Coco wear neutral toned trench coats and Bright Spark Vegan Crossbody Bags


How to style neutrals

Go head to toe tonal neutral:

Embrace the neutral aesthetic head to toe with an outfit + bag in similar shades. This works for all seasons - think caramel knits + brown boots for cooler weather, and summery linen coords in earthy shades. Introducing leopard print into the mix will bring out the earthy tones of your bag, and a neutral trench coat will bring it all together + always looks polished. 

MG carries the Mahogany Archive Vegan Tote

CW wears the Pale Vanilla Bright Spark Vegan Crossbody Bag

CD carries the Cinnamon Dumpling Pouche

MG carries the Cinnamon Petite Activist Vegan Tote


Lighten up the dark:

Rather than using a black bag on a dark toned ensemble, consider a warm, neutral handbag to lighten your look - it will be more visible than black on black. Go for deep browns like Chestnut + Mahogany to add warmth + richness, or biscuit tones of Almond + Vanilla for contrast. The same principle applies to dark denim, greys + charcoals or khaki - they're a great pairing with brown + beige bags.

CW wears the Mahogany Reader Satchel crossbody

JW wears the Pale Vanilla Bright Spark

JW wears the Mahogany Reader Satchel

VF wears the Mahogany Mini Market Tote


Ground your brights:

You don't need to always settle for a basic black bag when wearing brighter colours - a neutral accessory can ground strong colours + offer a softer contrast than black. Let a vibrant green, red or pink outfit be the hero and accessorise with neutrals that don't fight for attention.

RVB carries the Cinnamon Library Tote

CW carries the Almond Mini Market Tote

CD carries the Chestnut Long Lunch Mini Tote

MG carries the Mahogany Daytripper Tote



Complement with blue:

As opposite tones on a colour wheel, the complementary hues of blue + orange brighten and enhance each other. Pair neutrals that have an orange cast - like the tan tones of Chestnut, Cinnamon + Mahogany - with blues ranging from dark denim to breezy light blue linen.

CW wears a light blue maxi dress with the Mahogany Reader Satchel + Corridor Bag Strap

JW wears the Cinnamon Sojourn

VF wears the Cinnamon Bright Spark Crossbody Bag + Petite Activist Tote

CW carries the Cinnamon Petite Activist Tote


Neutral bags are a valuable part of your cruelty free wardrobe, with classic shades bringing timeless + versatile style. If you're looking to buy less + buy well, a neutral toned bag is top of the list.

Share how you wear your favourite neutrals on our IG and tag #beautywithoutthebeast.


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