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What would you choose? Color or neutrals for the holidays? I used to be a neutrals-only girl, but now I go back and forth. A colorful print makes my Colombian heart jump, but a good neutral can make me feel more grounded at times.
What color palette I wear depends on how I feel and want to present myself to the world — the holiday season is that one time of the year where some people will wear all the festive colors — but what if you feel like your best self in neutrals?
This brings me to some of my go-to holiday outfits: I like to call them neutrals with a bit of a character.
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2 Holiday Dresses In Dark Neutrals
The beauty of neutrals is that you can make them YOU.
From accessories to makeup, you can change the way neutrals look. While browsing the Saks Fifth Avenue dress section, I fell in love with a sparkly romper that looks like a dress from the front, and a long, goddess-like black dress that makes me want to twirl and dance all night long.
But let’s see them in detail, shall we?
This is the kind of dress you can wear with a sweater over top to make it look like a skirt in the day, and once the party comes, you transform into a goddess. A little lipstick and eye-catching jewelry and done.
You’re ready to rock the night — but also any other occasion that requires a pretty black dress. My favorite thing about this dress is its versatility. I can easily wear it for the holidays in winter, and also with sandals and a straw bag for a summer night.
The dress runs TTS but is very forgiving. I ended up sizing down so the straps wouldn’t fall off my petite body. And the fabric is a cotton/silk blend that is very soft and lightweight. An exceptional dress indeed.
If you’re going to do navy for the holidays, make it sequined. Last holiday season, I was bummed I couldn’t travel to Colombia to see my family, and I’d also had the most brutal year of my life. Laying low was a tempting option, but going all-in felt even better. So I got a purple sequin dress, very similar to this romper, and received the new year like a queen.
If you need that added boost this year, don’t underestimate a little something sparkly.
I know this romper may be short for some, but that’s nothing a pair of tights can’t fix. I went for sheer because it is more me and paired with my skin tone worked perfectly with the brown boots, but fully opaque tights or those with a smokey tone will work just as well. It depends on the color palette you want.
As per sizing, I sized down because of my height, but if you’re taller you can go with your true size.
When it comes to shoes, I’m not a high heel or stiletto person. My petite self loves the extra height but doesn’t love the pain, so low heels are it for me.
I also prefer boots to warm up my legs, and these Staud boots are everything I wanted. The shade of brown can go from casual to dressier quickly, and they are incredibly comfortable.
More Festive Neutral Outfit Ideas For The Holidays
A neutral is any shade that seems to lack color but still has some, aside from black and white. It has to be light, dark or muted enough to work as a neutral. Let’s see some great pieces below:
What’s your favorite neutral for the holidays? The light gold and silver look stunning, but don’t work with my complexion, so I stay with the darker ones.
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