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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bold can be Neutral | Pick your Own Best Colours

Bold can be Neutral | Yellow trousers, Pink shoes & Chambray | Fake Fabulous

Sometimes the least neutral-looking item can work so well in your wardrobe.
Sometimes bold, bright (and even brash) pieces can work just as well at "going with everything" as more traditional neutrals.

Let me explain...

Take these yellow trousers.
Anything but neutral.
Bright, bold and a definite statement.

However, these yellow trousers have been such a fantastic buy, because they seem to go with everything!
I'm SO glad I bought them.

{I actually paid FULL price for these trousers... practically unheard of for me, with my nose for a bargain... read about why I HAD to have them, HERE}

Bold can be Neutral | Yellow trousers, Pink shoes & Chambray | Fake Fabulous

I've worn them a lot (and I mean A LOT) in real life, and they have featured on the blog twice before... HERE and HERE.
I don't see them leaving my favourites anytime soon, as they will work beautifully moving into autumn... and even winter.

{Imagine wearing your own sunshine on a dull winter's day... an instant pick-me-up!}

This got me thinking about other BOLD items that end up being worn so often that they become better neutrals than 'real neutrals'.
Like the leopard print top and tights in THIS POST.
Or, the red coat in THIS POST.... that I wear loads.

Take the boots in THIS POST... I bought them because they were neutral and should go with everything.
I've hardly worn them.

Neutrals don't have to be colours like black, grey, camel or cream.
They can be anything YOU want.

Pick your own neutral tones.
Pick your own best colours.
YOU decide what works!

Bold can be Neutral | Yellow trousers, Pink shoes & Chambray | Fake Fabulous

Today's outfit felt like a summery look, despite being covered-up and almost autumnal in shape.
The colours say "summer", but the pieces don't bare too much flesh (it's chilly here just now).

For me, these yellow trousers go perfectly with pink.
Calling out for a clash!
However, I didn't feel like going too bold, and clashy today, so I kept the pink to my accessories and wore a subtle chambray shirt instead.

Bold can be Neutral | Yellow trousers, Pink shoes & Chambray | Fake Fabulous

A really simple and subtly androgynous look... I could imagine a dapper gent sporting yellow trousers and a chambray shirt, with pink brogues.

Of course, pink lips (and heels) keep things feminine.
A pink satchel (and earrings) continued the girly theme, and my little star pin finished things off nicely.

TROUSERS: Next.... similar.
SHIRT: Urban Outfitters
SHOES: Marc Jacobs (old).... these are cool (high heel) and these (low heel)
BELT: Boden (old)...similar.
BAG: Cambridge satchel company... this is cute.
EARRINGS: Asos... these are pretty.

Bold can be Neutral | Yellow trousers, Pink shoes & Chambray | Fake Fabulous

What's your idea of a neutral?
The classic colours?
Or, your own favourites?
Please share in the comments, I would love to hear!




  1. These colours look sensational on you. I am pretty certain they wouldn't work for me but, oh my, the yellow and pink together - jackpot! Kx

    1. Thank you so much!
      What colour combination would you pick for yourself?

    2. I think I might manage yellow and blue - although it would have to be just the right shade of yellow - but I just wouldn't think of the pink too! But now.... Kx

  2. Love, love and way more love!!
    Not only are the pants just fabulous, but adding in the bright pink is so inspiring!!

    1. Pink and yellow are great together, aren't they Jodie?
      Really girly but still cool.... I love the combination.
      I have a brighter pink and yellow outfit to share when the weather cools down.... the yellow part is practically NEON :oP

  3. I love the yellow and pink combo together. Beautiful for summer X #brilliantblogposts

    1. Thank you so much....and thanks for popping over for a visit! XXX

  4. I love this outfit, Samantha! I'm a massive fan of yellow - and it does go with a lot of other colours so I can totally see why it can be a neutral! I particularly love it with pink too. You look FABULOUS!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    1. Thank you Suzy. Yellow is my current favourite colour..... or is it orange??? Argggh.....decisions!
      What's your current favourite?

  5. Lovely simple styling here Samantha, done like a pro! Yellow is a great neutral and these trousers are such a classic cut that they'll go on and on for years. What a great buy.

    I have to say how sharp your new layout looks. Fresh and interesting, well done!

    Anna x

    1. Thank you Anna!
      You are always so supportive and I really appreciate it.... These yellow trousers are set to be worn out at this rate!!! :oD

  6. Gorgeous colours, they all look fabulous on you. x

  7. Sorry, forgot to answer your comment! Love a pale blue myself. x

    1. Pale blue.... not a colour I normally wear but LOVE it on other people. Great choice. XXX

  8. Love this colour combo! Looking amazing as always x

  9. I don't see the comment that I'm pretty certain I made on this post... Did you see it?
    I went straight out and snapped up a pair of yellow jeans. Love this look!!

    1. Sorry Jude, but no :o(
      However, I'm chuffed to bits that you're investing in some yellow jeans!!! Yay. XXX

  10. oh yes, I Believe that you can choose your own neutral colors and make them work for your own style!, you do it so well!, I love how you wear leopard as a neutral, and love your red coat. And I've been also very dissapointed everytime I've bought something 'sensible and neutral'. Nevermore!
    I think that your yellow pants are a fab piece to play and mix into your wardrobe, it's a vitaminic color!


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