Day Two - Elevating Neutrals

by Madeline Rossouw January 18, 2024

#MenlynStyleChallenge Day Two


Day two of the #MenlynStyleChallenge celebrates the understated sophistication of neutrals, emphasising the impact of a single pop of colour.

This intentional focus not only adds vibrancy to the ensemble but also allows for a strong and memorable fashion statement.

Here’s why a solitary pop of colour should be the centrepiece in an outfit of neutrals:

Strategic attention

A single pop of colour serves as a strategic focal point in an outfit.

It draws the eye and becomes a powerful statement, creating visual interest amidst a neutral backdrop.

This intentional focus allows the wearer to express individuality and style in a deliberate manner.

Balance and contrast

The contrast between the neutral tones in an outfit and the vibrant pop of colour creates a harmonious balance.

It prevents your outfit from feeling monotonous while maintaining a sophisticated and polished appearance.

A pop of colour paired with an all neutral outfit elevates the overall aesthetic of your look.

You don’t have to wear brightly coloured items or printed pieces to rock a look. This works!

Subtle statements

A pop of colour (not necessarily bright) allows for a subtle yet impactful style statement.

Whether it is a bold red lip, a statement handbag, vibrant shoes of a fun manicure, this singular element speaks volumes without overpowering the look.

Textures at play

While the pop of colour takes center stage, the use of different textures within the neutral palette adds depth and interest to an outfit.

In an all neutrals outfit you can easily mix textures such as silk, linen, wool, leather and satin to create a visually appealing ensemble.

In a sea of neutrals you can create a number or versatile outfits by changing the colour of your accent piece or experimenting with various textures to create a lovely outfit for various occasions.

True versatile elegance lies in neutrals with a pop of colour