Neutrals 101: How to Make the Most Out of Your Wardrobe

Neutrals 101: How to Make the Most Out of Your Wardrobe


What’s the secret to a great wardrobe? Lot’s of neutral staples of course!


We’re now in the age of sustainable fashion, where minimalism and capsule wardrobes are all the rage. We’re leaving fast fashion behind us in favour of creating a wardrobe with timeless and essential pieces (with the occasional trendy outfit of course!). And the best part? When you have fewer, well-made pieces, you no longer need to spend hours agonizing over what to wear (it’s also better for the earth, what more could you want?).


But making more sustainable choices isn’t always easy. Luckily, here at Covet Shoes, we’re the experts in well-made and versatile shoes. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips on creating the perfect capsule wardrobe (hallelujah)!


1. Neutrals, Neutrals, Neutrals


Neutrals are the backbone/basis of any good wardrobe and allow you to look endlessly effortless, chic and elegant. 


The key to nailing a neutral outfit is to pick which neutral to focus on, white, black, grey, tan, blush or beige. Choose a few pieces (coat, pants, shoes) in this neutral to form the basis of your outfit. Mix and match different textures (denim, linen, satin) to really elevate the look. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to go with your neutral base or keep it timeless with a monochromatic look. For the best neutral inspo, check out our pinterest board:


Covet Shoes Pinterest


2. Statement Pieces


To make the most out of your wardrobe, make sure you have a few statement pieces that you can pair with your neutrals.


Statement Sleeve


These statement pieces could be chunky jewellery, a bold sleeve or a statement hat. Everyone’s different so the trick here is to find something you love and will continue to wear!


Covet Shoes


3. Closet Essentials


So now you know how to wear neutrals in your capsule wardrobe, but what closet essentials do you need?


We know this can seem overwhelming, so we’ve done the hard work for you! Here’s a stylish (and achievable) list:




1. A little black dress


Little Black Dress

2. A 'going out' top 

Going Out Top

3. A tailored blazer

Tailored Blazer

4. Plain t-shirts & shirts in black and white

Plain T Shirts

5. Tailored pants

Tailored Pants

6. The perfect pair of jeans

The Perfect Pair of Jeans

7. A chunky knit

A chunky knit


1. A pair of black pumps

(coming soon to Covet!)


2. A pair of nude stilettos

(maybe Chloe is your style!)


3. A comfy block heel

(Erica is one of our faves)


4. A versatile pair of flats

(check out Lulu)


5. White sneakers

(stay tuned...)


Want some more capsule wardrobe inspo? Check out this great video by Bestdressed.