Neutrals for Spring with Lauren

Introducing one of my new gal pals and styling neutrals for spring! 

Tips for styling neutrals for spring | Louella Reese

on Laura Leigh: everlane crop tee | c/o chicwish pleated midi skirt | reebok cclassic leather sneakers | c/o beck bags medium classic tote (carlyle)| c/o lisi lerch tricia statement earrings

on Lauren: gap maternity skinny jeans | free people ivory henley | golden goose leopard sneakers

Notice a new face? I’m super excited to introduce you to my gal pal Lauren of LC Style Report. A little back story before we dive into the main focus of today’s post (neutrals!). Lauren and I actually met at church…in Sunday school. We’re both part of a couples class with our husbands. Funny story – we said hi the first time Joshua and I attended but that was about it (this gal was nervous about joining aka introvert over here). After class Lauren sent me a DM on Instagram and said I thought that was you! Since then we’ve become great friends! Lauren is an incredible person with the absolute BEST style!

Speaking of style, the two of us decided to collaborate to chat about a spring trend we both can get behind…neutrals! I know that doesn’t sound super exciting but neutrals are actually incredibly fun to style. Not to mention, a neutral look comes off to clean and crisp – instantly upping your style game. When done right! 

PHOTOS BY JLT PHOTOGRAPHY

This is the story of two gals that couldn’t stop laughing…
How to Style White and Cream together for Spring, Two Ways | Ft. Everlane, Chicwish, Free People, Gap | Louella Reese

Why Neutrals?

Neutrals are easy to wear + style 

Neutrals are so easy to wear and style as they go with everything. Literally everything! They’re also incredibly easy to dress up or down. As you can see with my look, I styled a pretty dressy midi skirt with sneakers and a tee. Which totally dressed it up and made the skirt everyday appropriate. 

So one idea on how to style neutrals, opt for one piece that’s a little on the dressier side and pair it with some of your favorite more casual pieces. Maybe sneakers and a tee like me. Or ballet flats and a linen oxford. If you’re dressier piece is your top, still reach for those sneakers or ballet flats and pair with overalls or boyfriend jeans (in ivory or white). 

You probably already own a lot of them 

Let’s be honest, we all have at least one white tee in our closet. Probably along with a white oxford, white or cream tops/blouses, white denim, white sneakers or flats in a neutral hue. These are all key pieces to building wardrobe so I bet they’re in your closet. Now rather than wearing them with classic blue jeans or that yellow skirt you love, reach for another neutral piece! 

You can have fun with accessories 

Wearing neutrals allows you to really have fun with accessories! Since your look is neutrals you have plenty of room to play around with color and/or pattern with your accessories. I still kept things pretty neutral with mine – white sneakers and white earrings BUT added a little pop with my handbag. Lauren added a little fun (and sass) with her sneakers! So have fun with your accessories and pick to play up which ever kind of accessory is your favorite!

Working Outdoors in the Spring | Coffee Shop Set Up | Louella Reese
Tips for styling neutrals for spring | Ft. Everlane, Chicwish, Free People, Gap, Golden Goose, Reebok | Louella Reese

on Laura Leigh: everlane crop tee | c/o chicwish pleated midi skirt | reebok cclassic leather sneakers | c/o beck bags medium classic tote (carlyle)| c/o lisi lerch tricia statement earrings

on Lauren: gap maternity skinny jeans | free people ivory henley | golden goose leopard sneakers

Another reason to wear neutrals, doing so really let’s your personality shine through! How? Well take a look at what Lauren and I choose and how different are two looks are. Lauren’s is casual, playful, and a little sassy! While mine is casual, feminine, and a little trendy. Both reflect our personalities perfectly! 

So how will you be styling neutrals? How will you show off your personality?

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20 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    “This is the story of two girls that couldn’t stop laughing …” .. you know you’re good friends when you can’t contain the grins and giggles when together!! LOVED this post ladies!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 5.2.19 Reply
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh I love everything! Especially the skirt!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 5.2.19 Reply
  3. dana mannarino wrote:

    DYING. You guys are the cutest! I love love love both of your looks. You know I’m SUCH a neutrals gal!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit

    Posted 5.2.19 Reply
    • Thanks girl friend!!! We had so much fun shooting together – obviously with all our laughter haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.2.19 Reply
  4. Lee wrote:

    Loving both your outfits! Neutrals can be so chic!

    Posted 5.3.19 Reply
  5. Ada wrote:

    Love both of your looks ladies! Especially the GG sneakers.

    Posted 5.5.19 Reply
  6. Mona wrote:

    Neutrals are my fave colors all season long

    Posted 5.5.19 Reply
  7. Alyssa wrote:

    I literally just noticed I’ve been obsessed with neutral lately also!

    Posted 5.6.19 Reply
  8. Ohhh, both of y’all look so darling! Love this!

    Posted 5.6.19 Reply
  9. Lindsay wrote:

    I am a huge fan of neutrals! I am also loving her white maternity jeans, thanks for linking them!

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  10. jasmine wrote:

    i love these outfits!! ordering those sneakers!!

    Posted 5.12.19 Reply