Here are two very easy outfits to replicate as we look forward to mild Spring weather. They are for those who like to wear very simple, tailored, and neutral modern classics. They consist almost entirely of quiet wardrobe essentials, which is a testament to how well a personal set of versatile essentials can function for your style. 

In both outfits, the wearers have dramatic hair, and finished off their look with large hoop earrings. Those variables add punch to the essentials. The fits of the items and the proportions of the outfits are smashing, which is extra important when you’re making simple neutrals like this shine.

1. Casual Light Neutrals

Light blue, white, and pearl grey is a beautifully serene palette for Spring and Summer, and easily achieved with faded denim as the light blue component. Here a pair of white cropped skinny jeans is combined with a tucked grey sweatshirt and fluid faded denim jacket. Wear the top out if that’s your preference. The longer length jacket works well with the jeans. White sneakers are an easy and comfortable addition that lengthens the leg line by extending the column of white.

Swap the denims around if white jeans aren’t for you. Wear faded blue or light grey jeans with a white denim jacket, and a white, light blue or pearl grey top. By all means add more bling to the outfit. I’d wear this with a light blue top instead of grey, and with roomier white jeans like relaxed straight legs, barrel legs or wide crops. I could also throw in my light blue bag and sneakers.

Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny Women's Jeans

2. Smart Casual Contrast

This version is a little dressier and richer because of the contrasting neutrals. Combine a pair of white jeans with a navy top and black blazer, or other type of dark solid jacket. Finish off the look with simple black footwear like loafers or boots. Here, the loafers have statement hardware, which makes them louder than the quiet essential they would be in solid black. Feel free to sub the black for dark blue, and the white for light grey. Silver shoes will work well too.

M&S COLLECTION Cotton Frill Neck Long Sleeve Shirt