A new year brings with it the promise of new earthy hues, and these styles are proof that an understated colour palette makes a wardrobe glow. Explore the excitement of tone-on-tone dressing this season. If the term neutral is unclear, keep this in mind: any colour borrowed from nature can work as a neutral.

What are fashion’s new neutrals, you ask: sweet caramel shades, tan tones, chocolate brown and even ivory. The new palette of neutral colours is wide enough to make an exciting wardrobe come to life.

Take a closer look at the tones you need this season to strike the right balance between edgy and effortless. Get ready to step into neutral territory.


Take your cue from on-trend street style and try dressing head-to-toe in one colour. Not only is it a guaranteed way to add your sartorial powers, but also makes styling super easy! Sometimes the simplest pairings are the most effective, make a tonal t-shirt and pleat short your new-season uniform. Finish with flatform sandals for the final tick of approval for a chic daytime look.

Wearing: Frill Sleeve Tee $39.95, Pleat Front Short $89.95, Quilted Footbed $159.95, Weave Detail Sling $69.95, T-Bar Pearl Necklace $24.95 & Twisted Chain Necklace $49.95; Seed Heritage.


What is the easiest way to look refined this season? Give your usual trousers and top combination a modern update with tone-on-tone colour and fabrication detail. One of the critical elements to tonal dressing is to keep the look visually attractive by mixing different textures; this will add contrast, personality and depth to your overall look.

Wearing: Textured Tiered Maxi Skirt $129.95, Drawstring Detail Top $89.95, Elise Woven Heel $229.95 & Twisted Chain Necklace $49.95; Seed Heritage.


Neutral hues are timeless, but it’s how you style the pieces together that will give them a modern twist.  All kinds of neutral colours and their different shades will add more texture and variety to your wardrobe, and at the same time look very soft and balanced. To prevent your outfit from looking too one dimensional, play with various tints, tones, and shades of the same colour.

Wearing: Tuck Detail Linen Cami $119.95, Linen Palazzo Pant $129.95, Quilted Footbed $159.95, T-Bar Pearl Necklace $24.95 & Twisted Chain Necklace $49.95; Seed Heritage.

When experiencing a fashion dilemma, turn to tried-and-true neutrals. There is something incredibly cool about wearing various pieces of the same shade!

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.