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this new neutral takes a strong stance

July 17, 2018

Step aside navy, black, and gray…a new neutral is in town! This summer is all about a stunningly original hue we’re calling Brick Dust. Some days are for dressing in bold, bright primary hues or a striking monochrome look for style that ranges from casual fun to sophisticated flare. But our new go-to this season is a pinkish orange hue that’s simply a dream when it comes to building easy throw-on-and-go ensembles. The rules for styling this neutral are slightly different than what you might be used to, so we’ve put together a little primer on how to rock this head-turning hue, plus a short video featuring Becky’s take on why you need to wear this color, stat! Discover what it pairs with and how to make it pop, then head out on your next adventure in style.

Featured Items: Taper Tee, Whistle Cardigan, High Straight, Drop Sparrow Necklace

We simply love how brick dust pops off traditional neutrals and denim, which is why we’re pairing the Taper Tee back to the black and white stripes of the Whistle Cardigan and the easy elegance of the High Straight jean. We like this look for a stroll among the blooms because it doesn’t have any floral in it…so you’ll never compete for attention. Make sure you reach for a comfy pair of espadrilles and you’ll be ready to stroll all day!

Featured Items: Kimono Cardigan, Whitney Shirt, Slim Boyfriend, Te Amo Necklace

Step offshore and set sail on a stunning little day trip around the harbor in this sunset-inspired hue. We love the way Brick Dust pops off the baby blue stripes of our Whitney Shirt. Add flats that are chic and easy to kick off whenever you want to dip a toe into the ocean.

Featured Items: Pinwheel Top, Lucy Cardigan, Zip Skinny, Starfish Medallion Necklace

Dressing for a day spent touring vineyards is no easy feat. Some tasting rooms are uber elegant, while others have more of a laid-back vibe. Split the difference with the Pinwheel Top featuring a stunning ’70s-inspired print and an eye-catching staggered chiffon hem. The peach and Brick Dust pattern pairs perfectly back to the creamy pink we call Buff on our Lucy Cardigan. Complete the look with pure white skinnies—just don’t spill any red wine on them!

Featured Items: Amelia Jacket, Harmony Blouse, Angel Trouser, Charm Belt, Tiptoe Sandal

Put a twist on your typical weekday look with an ensemble that’s ready to step out of the office on a quiet summer Wednesday for a relaxing stroll in the park. The Amelia Jacket and Harmony Blouse both contain touches of our favorite new neutral, while the creamy elegance of the Angel Trouser helps the colors pop. Just add espadrilles for a ladylike touch.

Featured Items: Tropical Blouse, Crossroads Jacket, The High Slim, Tide Pool Bracelet

It may be off-season for the Caribbean, but the flight was cheap and your sense of adventure strong. Dress for a romantic oceanside dinner with a casual island-inspired look. Embrace the setting with the Tropical Blouse, which pairs palm fronds against Brick Dust for a trendy vintage take, then reach for classic straight jeans you can roll up above your ankle paired back to cozy sandals you can kick off in the sand.

Featured Items: Brick Dust Skinny, Indulge Blouse, Gingham Scarf

Once you’ve dipped a toe into this color trend and you’re ready to go the whole nine, grab a pair of the Brick Dust Skinnies and you’ll understand why we’re obsessed with this neutral. Wear yours to the park for a little picnic perfection paired back to the pure white simplicity of the Indulge Blouse. Espadrilles are the cherry on top for this look as delicious as whatever you’ve packed in your basket.

With Brick Dust taking the color world by storm, our eyes minds and hearts are open to new ideas about what can be considered a neutral hue. First, some ground rules: must be solid, soft, and play well with others. Now throw out ideas for hues you think should make the list as a new neutral, and build an outfit around it! Bonus points if it pairs back to Brick Dust. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.