High Contrast and Neutrals & Fancy Friday linkup

neutrals for a high contrast type

I hardly ever wear neutrals. Not that I don’t like it. For example, I think neutrals look fabulous on Laurie. She wears it with such elegance too. But I don’t think it looks very good on me. I am a high contrast autumn type. I also learned it from a pro! But what high contrast mean for your use of color, apart from the fact that the autumn colors suit me very well.

I need a high contrast in my face or outfit

high contrast

A high contrast type does need some strong colors. Not only am I a high contrast autumn type, also muted colors work best for me. For example, a soft color lipstick will only look good on me if I have a smokey eye and my face is heavily tinted! And I really need a good amount of color on my lips when I wear few different colors. So I can wear these neutrals, but then I need some makeup. A strong color on my lips, a bit of a smokey eye etc. A contrasting necklace. Also if I wear a monochrome look, I need some contrast. 

I am wearing neutrals for a change

beige wide legged trousers

I bought these trousers last season and I wore them often, they are so soft as you can read here. Then I wore it with black. I can easily wear these trousers during spring, because I actually found them to thin for the winter. This neutral color combines very good with white. I hardly ever wear white, especially no white trousers or skirts. But I make an exception for these trousers. The top has great puff sleeves, I love a statement sleeve. And for the contrast, I wear a black statement necklace, close to the face. And a good strong and bold lipstick.

Try to work with contrasts yourself. Find out if you are a low or high contrast type and play with it. Nice to see what effect it has! For my Dutch readers I have a link to a site with a very clear explanation about contrast types. For my English-speaking readers I have a link here.high contrast

white tee with shoulder padshigh contrast

 

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80 Comments

  1. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    These puffy sleeves are so cute on you and I think you look great in these neutrals!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Carrie!

  2. Andrea Nine
    17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Lovely look Nancy. Love the puff sleeves.

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Andrea!

  3. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Love your outfit, Nancy. Thanks for hosting 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Claire!

  4. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy this trousers are great! You can wear it with all colours. Pink, red, orange, green, yellow…. contrast is no problem☺️
    I like your style, you look amazing.

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Tina, that is very kind of you!

  5. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    The trousers are a great shape and I love the statement sleeves. I am also a high contrast person, as a winter.

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I think you are indeed! It’s good to know isn’t it! I like my wardrobe much better now that I ,,know,,my colors!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      I think so too! Burgundy would be good. But I do like to wear the more darker colors! And this season I see a lot of brown! Yeah!

  6. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Puff sleeves are cute. And love Martina’s style. Great choice.

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Yes Martina always looks perfect!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks! I learned that from Pamela!

  7. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I know what you mean about wearing neutrals – I always think they look better on everyone else. I think I need more color near my face. I like what you did here with the necklace and love the sleeves on the blouse. Thanks for the link up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kellyann!

  8. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    That statement sleeve top is so fun on you and I like the chunky necklace with it! they look like such good pants as well – you are lovely in these neutrals 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica, I think I wear neutrals just twice a year or so!

  9. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    This neutral look is gorgeous! Love the puff sleeve detail on your top and your necklace is fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jill!

  10. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’ve never heard of “High Contrast” before. You always look amazing. Love those pants. Thanks for the party.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Amy!

  11. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Hello my dear,
    Thank you so much, that I am your FAVORIT OF THE LAST WEEK!
    I’m really proud about this.
    XO Martina

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Totally my pleasure Martina! You are a inspiring woman!

  12. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I love how you styled these neutrals. You look gorgeous!
    Wonderful pants and that statement puffed sleeved top is fantastic.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  13. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’m not much of a neutrals kinda gal, either, Nancy! Laurie always wear them so well, doesn’t she? You look absolutely fabulous in this look though. I would totally wear this – although my shoulders are already quite pointy, so I’m not sure if I could carry that top off lol!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Suzie!

  14. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy, love this outfit on you! You accessorized the neutrals so well, and make them work for you. Also, enjoyed this post about contrast very much. I generally gravitate toward color and contrast, but this week I posted a neutral outfit that is out of my usual-I don’t wear these colors very often, either. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the link up!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Going to read your post! Thank you very much Di!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      THanks Heather!

  15. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I do love that classic neutral look, but I don’t ever feel i’ve pulled it off. I hadn’t thought to add a statement necklace in a bright color. Though, come to think of it,I’m not sure I have any. A scarf it would have to be! I love this look on you…especially those sleeves! Thanks for the link up!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      A scarf will work just as perfect! Thanks Marsha!

  16. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I like the combination between the casual shoes and the more dressy top! A very well curated outfit!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  17. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I just picked up a light scarf with some neutral colors (I paid $2!) and it has me inspired to wear some neutral outfits next week. I go back and forth between what I feel like wearing but with fall coming, I know I will reach for more neutrals. I love this statement blouse and adding the necklace was a good way to add a color closer to your face.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille. But that is the fun thing about clothes, we just can wear what we feel like! Not just dark colors or just neutrals! Just depending on what mood we are right?

  18. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’m an Autumn type myself, and hardly ever wear neutrals or even pastel as I don’t think they suit me at all.
    I think you can get away with this outfit because of that stunning statement sleeve blouse and black statement necklace, but I still think stronger colours suit you better than neutrals … xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      I totally agree, I also am a Autumn type. But sometimes , especially in summer when I have a teint, I wear lighter colors for a change. Just for a day.

  19. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I love your analysis of how to style color on you, like this neutral outfit. It really works for you with your smokey eye and red lip, Nancy! That top is super cute, and of course, I adore those tan trousers. Great outfit and kudos for trying something new and different!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Darlene for your kind words!

  20. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Looking Fabulous on Friday Nancy! Those pants are so great on you! Have a lovely weekend beautiful lady!

    xo

    Valerie

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much.

  21. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    You look fantastic and giving me all the Trinny vibes in the most complimentary ways – I love Trinny! Have a great weekend xx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Oh yes, I love Trinny too! She is so inspiring!

  22. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I LOVE the puffy sleeves on that top, and I’m swooning over that white blazer, Nancy! I used to “pooh-pooh” neutrals until I did a year-long challenge in 2012 and included two full months of nothing but neutrals in my capsules – it hugely helped me understand the value of neutrals and what I liked. Which was high-contrast! I do not like “blerg” shades like beige or grey, but I love browns, caramels, black, white, cream. I’m a huge fan of black and white together, and this side of my wardrobe has started to expand.

    Thanks so much for the link-party, my dear friend! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      2Months of wearing neutrals! Don’think I could do that. I like contrasts anyway in a outfit.And I am starting to like black and white more and more!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Emma!

  23. Joanne
    17th September 2021 / 18:22

    I think you look good in neutrals.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Joanne!

  24. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, this is a lovely look on you. I also prefer to wear strong colors but lighter tones every once in while is a nice change of pace. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      I agree, sometimes it’s nice to wear a total different look. I think you always look so cool in black!

  25. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    So, you need to start wearing neutrals more often. YOU look smashing!! Love that puffy sleeved top. And the balance of the white tennies with the white top. Adorable. Your legs look about a mile long. Hubba hubba.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, thanks Leslie. I like neutrals but just not on me. I am not the type to wear neutrals.

  26. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    That’s funny, I almost exclusively wear neutrals, and I’d totally wear this outfit! It looks great on you, especially those statement sleeves!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Cheryl, but I think it looks better on you!

  27. jodie filogomo
    18th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’m like you Nancy. I don’t wear neutrals much either, but I’m trying to push myself into incorporating them more. Just because I feel like I ask others to move out of their comfort zone, so I should too.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Mm, can’t remember you in neutrals. Might be a post idea Jodie!

  28. 18th September 2021 / 18:22

    I agree Nancy neutrals can be a bit tricky but the strong contrast with the white works so well on you. I love a statement sleeve too . Enjoy your weekend and many thanks for hosting. xx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  29. 18th September 2021 / 18:22

    I agree about neutrals on myself sometimes! I love this combo on you especially that puffy sleeve blouse. So cute! Those trousers look so comfy and stylish!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! And they are so soft! And you know I am not a huge trousers fan.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Yvonne!

  30. 19th September 2021 / 18:22

    Its a good look Nancy, love the colour of your trousers. Thanks for hosting the #linkup Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jacqui!

  31. 19th September 2021 / 18:22

    The blazer look fabulous on you and I love the statement necklace!

    ❤️carmen

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Carmen.

  32. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    Girllllllllllll Those khaki pants are perfection! And I love them paired with the puff sleeve top! Such a great look!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  33. 26th September 2021 / 18:22

    Neutrals look great on you, Nancy! At least this outfit does. Very cool statement sleeves on your top. And you’re right, Laurie styles neutrals so well.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      27th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle!

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