Going Neutral

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I’m off this morning on another epic adventure! Right now, as you are reading this, I am off on my way to Phoenix, AZ for a trip to the other side of the country to experience food, culture, and a different level of heat. One thing that I am really excited about is the opportunity to collaborate with other bloggers in the area as they show me around their hometown. Making connections with other people is something I love to do, especially when you get the opportunity to talk with them about a passion that you both share. Unfortunately, the hubby could not get off of work, so I am heading off on this adventure on my own. Time to set my clock and adjust to the time zone difference so I know when it is a good time to call and when it isn’t.

For this trip, I am packing a different variety of outfits than I did on my honeymoon in the Caribbean. Though both of these places have heat and humidity, from what I have heard, it is different kind of heat. One tip that I learned when dealing with heat is to wear neutral color tones and then spice up the outfit with statement shoes and accessories. The trick is to have people looking at the more vibrant parts of your outfit so that in case you do break out in a sweat, their attention isn’t pulled there. 

Even out of the heat, I have a love for more neutral pieces. It gives  me the opportunity to either create a look that focuses on an accessory piece, a look that is more about my makeup that day, or just a neutral look that keeps a natural appearance.

During the school year, I don’t wear a lot of makeup. I have more a natural look or I do a no-makeup-day. By wearing neutral colors, my outfit doesn’t wash me out and it doesn’t pull too much focus on the fact that I don’t have makeup on. Have you ever gotten dressed up first and then turned around look at yourself in the mirror and then realized that you need to put on your makeup ASAP? I’ve had that feeling.

With a neutral outfit, I can just put on some mascara, lip balm and maybe a little concealer under my eyes and then off I go. Oh, and fill in my eyebrows.

SHOP THE POST:

Top – Forever 21 | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters | Shoes – XOXO (Famous Footwear) | Earrings – Stella & Dot

{{Photos by Stephanie Vasilidias}}

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