You can tell a lot about a person based on what their wardrobe looks like. A ubiquity of vibrant prints usually points to them having a more playful personality, while an abundance of neutrals indicates a no-frills outlook on things. But if there's one color palette that we think anyone can identify with, it would have to be earth tones.
But first, what are earth tones?
To put it simply, earth tones are any hues that have even the slightest tinge of brown in them. These range from rich caramels and coppers, to subdued beiges and tans. While it's not technically under the same color family, green is usually thrown in the mix given how it's usually seen alongside brown in nature.
Sartorially speaking, most, if not all, earth tones are also considered neutrals, meaning they team nicely with white, black and even navy blue pieces. On the flipside, more saturated hues can make quite the bold statement when worn with its adjacent shades. All in all, if you're drawing blanks on an outfit for a lazy day, or are in need of a closet revamp, the earth tone palette has our highest recommendation.
Need some inspo on how to wear them? We got you. Here are 10 earth tone outfits to try, as seen on influencers:
1. Crop Top + Joggers + Oversized Blazer + Boots
Once you have a trusty black blazer in stock, a chocolate-hued one should be next on your shopping list. It can elevate even the simplest of OOTDs, like a crop top with joggers. Punctuate the athleisure-chic 'fit with a pair of power boots.
2. Oversized Polo + Trousers + Sneakers + Sunnies
Going somewhere a bit on the fancy side for brunch? Another great thing about earth tones is that wearing them together can make you look polished with minimal effort! Just take a roomy polo and half-tuck it into some trousers for a casual yet chic get-up.
3. Cardigan Top + Tank Top + Trousers + Derby Shoes + Handbag
Fans of the cottagecore aesthetic will also love earthy tonal dressing. The hues give a cardigan top and trousers combo that cozy yet slightly edgy vibe.
4. Oversized Polo + Tank Top + Wide-Legged Trousers + Chunky Sneakers + Shoulder Bag
Like we said, green is more than welcome to the earth-toned party. Incorporate subtle (or not so subtle) hints of it through an overshirt, your kicks, and maybe even your tote of the day. The add-ons impart a whole lot of character to a beige-on-beige 'fit.
5. Bodycon Dress + Dad Sneakers + Handbag
When you just can't decide what to wear, slip into a dress. Already an outfit in and of itself, all you'll need to supplement a bodycon frock is a complementary handbag and your chosen shoes for the day.
6. Tank Top + Leatherette Pants + Heels
Aside from the shades of your clothes, you can also play around with textures. For example, a simple taupe tank can be elevated with sleek, brown leatherette trousers and nude heels.
7. Fitted Jumpsuit + Sandals + Handbag
Another item of clothing that's handy on lazy days is a body-hugging jumpsuit. It certainly makes monochromatic dressing so much more convenient, and teaming it with slippers and a pillowy bag transforms it into a Y2K-inspired ensemble.
8. Sherpa Jacket + Trousers + Sneakers + Cap
Sometimes, the jacket is the outfit. A fuzzy, mustard-hued hoodie is definitely a statement piece, but you can also practically fall asleep in it! For times you aren't snoozing, wear it with a fuss-free pair of pants, sneakers, and a cap.
9. Halter Top + Shorts + Sneakers + Handbag + Cap
Since it's basically summer year-round here in the Philippines, halter tops are most definitely a closet MVP. They can be paired with anything, like a pair of shorts and sneakers for an easygoing city look.
10. Sweat Set + Pullover + Chunky Sandals + Sunnies
Who says you have to be exercising to don your favorite sweat set? When you have one in a deep chocolate hue like this, you simply have to rock it even for casual days out. Slip into some sandals and a pair of tinted frames and you're set!
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