boring beige: how to style this season's color without looking boring
Over the past few seasons, bold colors, dazzling sequins and frenzy feathers have dominated the fashion sphere while another trend has been growing on the sidelines: humble beige tones. From sand to camel, biscuit to cream, 50 shades of beige have been at the forefront of the runways and the streets showing a return to all things neutral. If you were thinking beige equals boring, think again. The head-to-toe beige looks are refreshingly modern and lovingly pared-back to stand out of an ocean of over-the-top outfits. We’re currently moving to a more sophisticated aesthetic including chic and refined staples that are not only versatile but timeless too.
This season, the tip is to mix several shades of neutral tones and play with textures and prints to keep it fresh and on-trend. If you prefer a more playful look, you can add colored accessories which will brighten up the ensemble. Whatever the occasion and the season, minimal beige is an effortless hue to pull off that gives instant allure to any look. Here we show how to style the color of the season that is here to stay.
ADD A POP OF COLOR
If you’re still unsure about the fashion appeal of this flesh-toned color, jazz up a tonal look with a bold jumper that will instantly bring a vibrant edge to the minimal shade. Match up a classic cream trench coat with toffee trousers to give a chic harmony to the outfit, and add chestnut ankle boots for a day out walking in the city.
PLAY WITH TEXTURES
Mixing different fabrics and textures will take your monochromatic look up a notch to become far more interesting and playful. Wear flared suede trousers with a delicate silk blouse and glossed croc-effect leather boots. This is a simple and effective office look that doesn’t require too much preparation. Just add chic handbag in a lighter tone and some gold jewelry to be ready for after-work drinks.
UP THE VOLUME
Exaggerated silhouettes such as pleats, ruffles and puff shoulders add a cool touch to a neutral outfit. You can easily dress up for a smart dinner with a beige dress that shows off some intricate detailing, while a beautiful sand coat will elevate your look and keep you warm. Break up the ensemble with black accessories such as a statement belt and satin pumps that look sophisticated against beige hues.
BRING LIFE WITH A PRINT
A touch of print or an eye-catching pattern added to an all-beige outfit is a playful way to jazz up a boring look. Choose an animal print shirt in similar tones that looks seriously luxe with more minimal staples. Experiment with cropped trousers and knee-high chocolate boots for a modern twist that will impress your date. Make your beige outfit sparkle with a pop of gold spotted on your earrings and opt for a chain-embellished shoulder handbag.
DETAILING IS THE KEY
A look that really works is all in the details. Look for an interesting pattern or precisely-cut neutral pieces in astonishing fabrics. From linen to silk, leather to suede, luxe materials in a pared-back beige hue have an elegant appeal that is instantly recognizable. Team with shearling-lined slippers and a trending gold chunky chain cuff for a not-so-casual look.