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Style Advisor: The New Neutral

Style Advisor: The New Neutral

This season, neutrals are anything but boring. Forget what you know about white, beige and black – replace your standard neutrals with checks, animal prints and tan for a fresh take on wardrobe staples.

Burberry London Baby Vintage Check Banner Bag


One of AW18’s key trends, checks go with everything and will elevate daywear to the height of sophistication. From houndstooth to Burberry’s iconic check, pair with clashing prints or a sleek leather jacket, depending on your mood.


A shade that had in recent years earned a reputation for being somewhat ‘blah’, tan is back (and some might even call it the new black) with luxe hiking-inspired boots by Gucci and elegant bags from London favourite Mulberry. Style with other neutrals for a super chic tone-on-tone look and definitely wear with denim – it was made for your favourite jeans.

Gucci Flashtrek GG Suede High Top Trainers
Saint Laurent Envelope Chain Bag


Classic accessories in neutral hues are given a glamorous lift with gold and silver accents and gilded logos. Saint Laurent’s envelope bag comes with their iconic YSL monogram and Valentino’s signature Rockstuds give ladylike pieces a distinctly punk edge.


Just like checks, animal print is a versatile neutral that goes with everything from print to block colour. And it certainly isn’t beige. Dolce & Gabbana are arguably the OG purveyors of animal print in all its ultra-glam, slightly trashy glory. Wear with monochrome separates or pops of bright colour.

Dolce & Gabbana Portofino Leopard Print Trainers