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Do you mostly wear black, navy, or gray? Whether it’s because of their versatility or because of personal preferences, we’ve been guilty of it, too. But there’s an effortless way to add some variety to your ’fit, and that’s with neutrals.

For spring, we teamed up with Macy’s to dissect the season’s biggest trends and to round up a few pieces that’ll give you the inspiration you need right now. The first trend is what we’re calling New Neutrals. What we like about it is that it runs the spectrum from quiet to bold, making it easy to adopt no matter what your style is.

And if you think neutrals are boring, think again. From blocked denim to patchwork chinos, the items we selected are a modern take on neutral dressing. Scroll down to check out looks from Dockers, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, and INC International Concepts, and find a few of our styling tips for pulling off the trend.

Blocked Denim

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We’re all familiar with color-blocking, but get acquainted with blocked denim. This trucker jacket and these jeans by Levi’s are restyled using contrasting blocks of neutrals. It’s a fire take on the neutral trend that still feels casual and street. We like the look of the jacket worn with white jeans or the jeans worn with a white tee, because each piece makes its own statement. For a bolder look, though, we recommend wearing the blocked-denim head to toe.

Bold Prints

Highsnobiety / Justin Bridges
Highsnobiety / Justin Bridges

Neutrals aren’t just for fans of minimalism. Take this cargo jacket by INC International Concepts as an example. It blends neutrals and earth tones using a tie-dye technique (yes, tie-dye is still a thing) that results in a visually stimulating print. Try pairing this over a beige top, like this logo T-shirt by Levi’s, and team with a pair of green surplus pants.

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If tie-dye isn’t your thing, there are several other prints to choose from this spring. We’re eyeing this leaf print by Dockers, featured on a short-sleeve button-down. Because it’s in a neutral color palette, the print is softer and easier to wear. Try it with your favorite track pants and kicks.

Unconventional Chinos

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Chinos are a great way of giving your favorite jeans a break and provide the same versatility. But when we saw these by Dockers they really hit. These feature patchwork details that make them stand out and would look equally cool pounding the city streets as they would hanging out on the beach. Pair with a neutral ribbed-knit sweater, like Calvin Klein's (see above), and white kicks, and you’re set.

Check out Macys.com or pop into your local Macy’s store for these neutral pieces and more.

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