NOT ALL NEUTRALS ARE CREATED EQUAL
There’s more to camel than meets the eye. Its variants range from slightly milky coffee to the subtlest pinky taupes, as seen at Gucci and Alexander McQueen. “Powdery pinks are a gorgeous way to break up navy or black,” says Ruth Chapman, a co-founder of Matchesfashion.com. Not to mention that they’re much softer than white. But why stop there? If grey is your be all and end all, try silver for a change, which also happens to look great with camel. The freshest neutral, however, is khaki. It works with just about everything – as, strangely, does cobalt. Lesson: Treat neutrals as colour and colour as neutrals (why can’t electric blue be a base?). Neutrals shouldn’t flatten but exalt.