Winter Trending Neutrals, Statement Shoulders and Must Have Tops from Femme Luxe Finery
Fall Winter 2020 2021 fashion trends and neutral colors are here. This is the year more of us have been looking to do more fashion on a budget and luxe for less affordable styles. Neutral colors are still going strong, they’re a classic, solid wardrobe staple that’s not going anywhere.
A good neutral top or jacket goes with everything and are easy to coordinate and throw on in the morning for everyday fashion. Toffee, buttery caramel, taupe, and white paired with black or denim look luxe yet effortless.
If you’re fairer, like me, and don’t want to get washed out, go for true whites or really pale cool creams rather than yellowy creams or beige, or go to town with the fake tanner. Brunettes, you’re lucky and tend to look amazing in any of these colors.
I’m also a huge fan of big structured shoulders right now, but less 80’s shoulder pads and more pouffy and feminine. Puff shoulders tend to make your waist look smaller which is always a win in my books and they update and elevate a plain old pair of jeans.
How to stay fashionable on a budget
All of these finds are under $40 at Femme Luxe Finery. Yes, I’m sponsored by them but I also end up spending my own money there to get more things to stay on top of trends because they’re so affordable, feminine, on-trend and fit me well. So if you’re looking for fashion on a budget Femme Luxe (as well as SHEIN) are a good place to start.
Fall Winter 2020 2021 fashion trends | Neutral Color Fashion Favorites
The White Big Shoulder Statement Top
Femme Luxe Finery Pleated Shoulder Long Sleeve Top Was $48 Now $19
Fall Winter 2020 2021 Fashion Trends : Puff Shoulders
Can we take a second for these pleated shoulders!!! They are so well structured and stay up. It’s my current fave thats on repeat a lot! I recommend sizing up in this top as it’s fitted and shorter in the body. If you like it, maybe stock up as white’s a hard color to keep looking fresh.
Dress this top up or down, wear with a leather skirt (mines Vegan from Revolve by Free People, runs true to size and doesn’t ride up) or jeans, heels or flats, you literally can’t go wrong with this top that goes with everything. It also comes in black (adding to cart now during their Black Friday-Cyber Monday Sale).
If you’re looking for a lighter material they have a really similar ruffle long sleeve top with sheer long sleeves but just as much as a statement shoulder, The Christina.
Is it worth investing in designer tights?
If last year was all about the Gucci Belt, this Winter’s all about the Gucci logo tights. My Mum laughed at how much I paid for the Gucci tights but honestly, I’ve had so much wear out of them and it beats cold legs! Read my full review on Gucci tights.
I was worried they might look a bit chavvy or like I’m trying too hard but they’re pretty understated. Everyone talks about mixing expensive with high street fashion but how do you know what to invest in? I normally base it on CPW (cost per wear) and don’t impulse buy, unless I’ve been drinking!
If I’m still thinking about it 24 hours later I normally go for it. I don’t think it matters whether it’s a classic that you’ll get years out of use out of or something that’s bold, on trend and a statement piece that you might only get 1 seasons use out of. If you love it, it makes you feel fabulous and you can still pay your bills go for it!
The Classic Trench Coat
Femme Luxe Finery Camel Belted Mini Long Sleeve Coat – Lesley Was $82 Now $36
Fall Winter fashion trends always include a classic coat that’s both practical and stylish and 2020 – 2021 is no different. Camel’s not the most flattering color on me as it washes me out, especially when I need my hair coloring, but it is super soft and suede like and I’m all for the big collar and belt to cinch the waist. I wish I’d ordered this in grey, navy or off white now but since neutral colors like beige and tan are on trend right now, I thought I’d give it a try.
The camel/dark beige color is sold out (sorry) but it also comes in charcoal, black, khaki, mocha, mustard, navy, off-white, rust, stone, red and beige.
The camel trench coat is light-midweight material so it’s a great layering piece rather than being a really warm Winter jacket.
Must Have Neutral Sweater
Femme Luxe Finery Long Line Split Jumper – Menzie. Was $40 Now $15
Another neutral color top for the list. I have a similar one to this in grey (this comes in grey or cream) that ties at the front but I liked the high low hem on this. As well as the fact that it isn’t too thick. Which means we won’t don’t die inside when the heats cranked or we’re drinking hot coffee. This sweater runs true to size and is long enough to wear with leggings.
I’ve been wearing this top with Spanx Faux Leather Motto leggings, since you can kind of see your stomach in this top depending on how you tie it. The Spanx solve that issue as they’re high waisted and create a flatter silhouette. For more modesty size up in this top. Order the Spanx in your regular size.
Fall Winter 2020 2021 Fashion Trends – The Cozy Neutral Sweater Dress
Femme Luxe Finery Roll Neck Jumper Dress – Alida Was $43, Now $15
Sweater dresses are my go to in Winter for comfort while keeping it girly and flattering. This neutral color dress is creamer/beiger than I’d normally go for but I actually like the color with a bit of bronzer and lipstick.
The knitted Bodycon Jumper mini dress is form fitting and not too short plus it has a retro knit pattern to make it more interesting. Sizing for this sweater dress runs true to size. I’ve been wearing mine with bare legs and booties on warmer days and with leggings or Gucci tights and knee or thigh high boots on colder days.
Since I’m saving on clothes and doing fashion more on a budget this season, I can splurge on accessories. The Gucci tights tend to run slightly big but are super soft and comfy, not like some that cut in where they shouldn’t or fall down.
The best price I’ve found them are on SSense.com. PS: just watch out if you have any hook and eyes on your skirts or dresses when you’re pulling them over the tights.
What else do you want to see in the fashion section of this blog?
I’m thinking maybe outfits to wear on Mothers Day? But is there a particular trend, style, or color you want to see? Would you prefer more luxe for less fashion on a budget, designer fashion, or a mix of both? Let me know on IG or commenting below.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.