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  • Palette Cleanser: Neutral Coats by way of Naomi Watts’ Carven + Paris Street Style Ladies for a Fresh Start

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Neutral coat newness in an understated gray coat like Naomi Watts or  beige à la the Paris chic set

    Need Transition Inspiration? Neutral coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris street style ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe.

    Naomi Watts in a Carven coat

    Naomi Watts in a Carven coat

    Naomi Watts wore a modern classic Fall 2012 Carven coat while out & about recently that got our attention with its crisp lines and timeless spirit.

    Then, with a second look at the neutral newsness by way of the beige clad Paris Street Style Ladies, above, we couldn’t think of a smarter palette cleanser just before the start of a new season. A new season always calls for a fresh start to get you energized. And with fashion continuing to revive the clean, reality friendly ethos of minimalism, beige or gray outerwear may just be the non-trendy investment to consider.

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    Paris Street Style snap

    Paris Street Style snap

    We call it a palette cleanser most obviously because of its stark hue and simplicity, but it’s so much more than that too. For starters, as a simple neutral coat, it can be paired with just about anything, from hi to lo. And most considerably, its sure to keep the wearer looking age-appropriate and composed with one effortless choice. Talk about a smart buy…

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    But who’s to say that a gray coat like Naomi’s Carven is all about playing it safe? In fact take a second look as Naomi’s open-toed Louboutin’s add a certain sense of daring, playful fun to an otherwise utterly classic coat. Or, the snazzy leopard T-straps on the woman above.

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    Think about opting for similar styles as spring is just around the corner and a simple gray or beige neutral coat will work wonders to start the new season off on a fresh note. Plus, it’ll make for a nice alternative to transitional weather khaki trenches and the ilk.

    Take Style Notes on Naomi:

    • Clean lines and a fuss free attitude will make this a heritage buy to wear for years to come
    • Forgo extras like contrasting elements and design quirks and stick to simple iterations, because just like a white blouse, there’s no where you can’t wear a gray jacket to
    • By not wearing hosiery, Naomi also gives her coat an ageless vibe that’s something to take note of
    • Think classic and you’ll be right on track

    >> IN STORE NOW: Try these shop-a-licious beige + gray neutral coats…

    >>Take a closer look at the neutral coat clad ladies…

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    Photos: Carven and street style by Frances J Davison

    Published on March 12, 2013

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