Even with the invasion of vibrant shades, believe me, neutrals are still indispensable in the sophisticated wardrobe. That’s because there is a versatility in how to match them to the various occasions of everyday life, bringing that comfort that you’ll always be “elegant” no matter where you are. In recent seasons, the runways and streets have shown that there are ways to renew the look of the color card. Here, Camila and I bet on ensembles during Milan’s fashion week that combine white and brown variations. Camila invested in the composition of earthy sweaters with ham sleeves and white pants, highlighting mainly the contrast of shapes. In the waistband of the pants, the dark brown belt was the perfect finish to make the look even cooler. As for my outfit, I opted for a mix of neutrals in the Brunello Cucinelli manteau with fringes in the hem + Viviane Furrier knit pants.

In the Summer 2020 collections, the brands presented a string of super desirable pieces that confirm the power of neutrals even during the hottest season – when of course there is the sovereignty of bright colors. For Jil Sander, shirt and pants follow the same chromatic tune, giving only contrast to the satin long sleeves. Already at Acne Studios, the oversized is repeated in the light shirt with tassel details that that outline the neckline, leaving the earthy for tailored pants.

Playing a game of asymmetries and overlays, Boss brought the fluted knit top over the tailored shorts. Notice how mixing different materials can be the point of impact in monochrome ensembles. In the always elegant Max Mara, the camel shade appears in the elongated shirt + pants combo in a way that gives new air to the classic color of winter.

Meanwhile at Burberry, creative director Riccardo Tisci chose the iconic shade of the trench coat to cover the entire outfit. With the challenge of making his proposals even more fashionable, Victoria Beckham chose four earthy options (including sunnies) to play with dark and light overlays.  The result? As always, immediate desire!

XoXo, Alice.