Well there goes my posh-polished-occasionally-edgy wardrobe out the window. Hold your horses now. Before you start undressing yourself and marching out among other human beings in your birthday suit, you might wanna read the title again. It ain’t about bare bums and boobs and all-the-skin-out-in-the-open… so you can breath now and say your ‘thank you’s’.
It’s about 1,000 shades of nudes. Okay, not any less weird. It’s browns, beiges, cream shades and everything in between.
Continuing my colour mission, here I stand again before you on this very boring but quite promising mid-week working day (Wednesday if you lost track) with a new post and rant on this spring’s massive trend: dressing in NUDES and beiges.
Why we should all wear nudes this spring?
An all nude-brown-beige look, is the definition of understated elegance, OR it can be a very cute boho chic style, depending of course on how you wear it.
Beige shades look clean, fresh, refined and quite luxurious. The mix of all nude colours holds a certain femininity to it and a classy minimalism with tones of glamour or bohemian vibes, while being kind of understated.
To me these colours have a certain grown-up quality to them, especially when worn with bold lips, stiletto heels, and expensive looking accessories. Picture this: nude leather pencil skirt, silky nude blouse, gold choker, nude pumps and bold lips. Cocktail after work perfect, office hours perfect.
A beige light trench coat over a pair of jeans and a basic tee or shirt is pure perfection.
A nude dress against a pop of colour in a bag is so simple but chic.
Cutoffs and beige layered tops (kimonos, shirts, bustiers), a beige fedora hat, brownish ankle boots is the Coachella uniform for cool music festival girls.
Not to mention how amazing these shades look in summer on tanned skin and sun kissed arms and legs. sigh.
If draping yourself in this colour-resembling-birthday-suit is not your cup of tea, perhaps just a dash of beige might be your thing. After all a little does sometimes go a long way. Nude beige tones tend to look absolutely amazing against denim and whites.
The blue and beige, or red and beige combo is again a fabulous one, but again these are just personal faves, at the end of the day it’s all about what floats your boat.
Is there any downside to going nude though?
The thing about nude is it tends to look washed out. All-white looks for example are bright, they’re a pop of brightness on anyone in any season, but beige tones… can be a bit tricky. To avoid looking washed out try blending pops of colour in your outfit, even as small as bold nails or lips.
Finding the right shades of nude for your hair and skin tone is another gimmick that might help. All you gotta do eventually is just try clothes on and see how they look.
But enough how to’s and why’s for now… let’s have a look at some street stylers, AND if nudes are your thing shop down below to get the looks.