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Cropped image of Tari wearing a pale neutral blazer, grey tank + the Bright Spark Crossbody bag in Cinnamon

STYLE: HOW TO WEAR NEUTRALS

By Jennifer Wills

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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.

April carries the Daytripper Tote, Bright Spark + Nomad Tote all in Cinnamon 


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. #quietluxury anyone?

The SB team wear outfits and bags in neutral tones

 

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 like Vanilla for contrast. The same principle applies to dark denim, greys + charcoals or khaki - they're a great pairing with brown + beige bags.

The SB team wear dark toned outfits with bags in Vanilla + Cinnamon

 

Ground your brights:

You don't need to always settle for a basic black bag when wearing brighter colours and patterns - 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.

The SB team wear outfits in bright colours + patterns, while carrying neutral toned bags

 


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.

The SB team wear outfits in blue with neutral brown bags

 

Neutral bags are a valuable part of your 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.

XO,

Studio Sans Beast 

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