OOTW: non-boring fall neutrals

Gah, it’s raining.

A LOT.

Clearly summer is officially over in Switzerland, and fall is here… which means lots and LOTS of rain. And lots of gray, gloomy days. Why do I live here again?

In order to avoid succumbing to crappy weather-related depression, one has got to find ways to inject a little fun into a rainy day outfit. Here’s my take.

 

neutral and gold
peplum top • jeans • necklace • trench • watchnail polish • ankle boots • hobo

Black and beige make such a classic combination, which means it can easily turn boring. That is, unless the neutrals are spiced up by fun accents and interesting shapes: like some studs to add a little edge to those beige boots, or choosing a polished peplum top over a plain black shirt or t-shirt.

But even with the fun accents, I still like to add a pop of color to neutral tones; here I picked jewel tones for the nail polish and hobo, but I also often grab this neon scarf really brightens up my mood whey the sky is grey.

What about you? Do you have the same love-hate relationship with fall? Do you wear less color when the weather turns bad?

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  • http://www.melania.com melania

    I dread another 4 – 5 months of this heavy, cold, impenetrable grey. It’s inhumane. I’m taking a Vitamin D supplement (drops they give to babies) and we bought a lightbulb with a sun spectrum. Both have been helping keep my mood somewhat up. —– Love the feather necklace above.

  • http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

    Those ASOS booties are dead ringers for a pair of Zara ones I nabbed last year that everyone loves! I know you’re not happy about the fall weather but I’m ready to bust out my sweaters and boots! :)
    Those necklaces from vintage watches are so neat and unique – would love one of those. Also totally lusting after that leopard clutch!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    Enter my giveaway for an ILY Couture Graphic Sweatshirt!

  • http://www.avillagetown.com krystal/village

    i heart that peplum top! and i hardly ever wear color, its lame. neutrals are my bff’s!

  • http://postcardsfromswitzerland.wordpress.com/ swisspostcards

    Hi! Actually it is already a bit cold for me in Zurich but I try to use pumps anyway because I think they make the foot look more feminine!
    I agree that the trench is always a MUST and the big bags are cool (even if I am small so they look a bit disproportionate on me)…Anyway great choices!