Ballybofey-based personal stylist Carmel Sheerin has advice on investing in chic neutrals for timeless workwear looks.

Neutral colouring may get a bad rap as a boring option. But when worn well they are effortlessly classy.

Dress for Success: Carmel Sheerin

Carmel gives us her top tips to dressing smart in earthen tones:

As the stylish icon Coco Chanel once said:

‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress, Dress impeccably and they remember the woman’

It’s definitely true that looking put together can leave a lasting impression on people.

Dressing well may even help us be more successful at work and help our own self-esteem.

How to invest in quality pieces in neutral colours

Investing in a handful of items ie blazers, shoes, dresses can help you look put together every day with little effort.

When shopping for investment pieces stick to neutral colours that go with just about anything. This makes for a good canvas then for adding a pop of colour.

Make sure you choose items that can be paired with things you already have.

Browse this soft pink and powerful look Carmel has created from RiverIsland here:

River Island: Pink double-breasted boucle jacket

River Island: Pink check fitted peg trousers

River Island: White frill sleeve blouse

River Island: Grey tab side slouch bag

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