Create28 / Neutrals

Neutrals are my love language right along with solids. These are my comfort and where I’ve spent much of life style-wise. It wasn’t until I started blogging that I began to branch out into more colors and patterns. After patterns came pattern mixing and my world was turned upside down. Although I love all of those, I’m beginning to realize that basics are just where I fit best and what makes my life easy when I’m getting dressed.


navy + camel & grey


This look just makes me feel confident, content and happy. Why? Because it’s not overworked but it’s put together. Don’t get me wrong, I {we all} need some patterns and jazzy stuff to spice up our wardrobes but for a quiet introvert like me, solids and neutrals are soothing and peaceful to me. A good structured neutral look exudes confidence. That is the place I’m looking for in my style.


Putting navy and camel together seems very classic and practical. It wasn’t until recently I thought to add a little grey. Pop! That was a deal maker…Previously I would have worn a statement necklace instead of this patterned grey scarf. Either one makes for a great basic neutral look.

And from the Create28 archives {February 2015} was a neutral look I featured during that series.



Originally, these were my neutral looks for this post. It’s funny how I thought these pants fit until I saw the pictures. I’m rethinking their place in my wardrobe. I would love your input. Keep or not?

original neutral

We love seeing everyone’s looks on Instagram. Don’t forget to post yours with the hashtag #create28winter17.


Tomorrow Whitney is up with polka dots. Love the dots. All the DOTS!

Hope you day is FAB and not just neutral!

Carrie ~ xoxox





  • I love neutrals for this same reason - simple, but they just come off as so chic and polished. Love this camel + navy combo, and it's lovely with the scarf too!
    • Thank you, Anne! FYI - your style is super inspiring to me!
  • I woke up this morning unsure of what I was going to wear today for my presentation, nothing too fancy, and reading this I know exactly what I am going for. I hope you don't mind me copying the camel and navy color scheme. Thanks for the inspiration girl.
    • This made my day + you post on Instagram just made me smile! You are so lovely!
  • Jodie Filogomo
    I have to admit, I'm more of a bright color girl, but it's nice to have variety and change it up occasionally!! Maybe I wore neutrals like this most of the time when I was working---so now I'm rebelling? Ha ha! Anyways, about the pants---I know what you mean. I have a couple pair like this and I wonder if I should alter them. But then I decided it was nice to have some variety in my closet, so not everything is too form fitting. jodie
    • I can totally see that Jodie! You look great in brights too! Good point on the variety for pants. I'm still thinking it through on these pants.
  • This post perfectly sums up my thoughts on neutrals, too! Love navy and camel together, especially with those booties and that scarf. I also like the fit of the pants, especially if with a fitted top:)
    • Thank you, sweet one!
  • I tend to wear colors more than neutrals. This is a great color combo and looks perfect on you!
  • ADA
    You always wear neutrals perfectly Carrie. I especially love that first outfit. The beige gold sweater is a must have. Looking great. You guys are rocking this challenge, so far. I hope you join my Thursday Moda linkup which goes live every Thursday. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)