Why beige is anything but boring

 

Move over black - there’s a new staple on the fashion block. No longer just a filler colour for your wardrobe, beige has stepped up to claim its position as the fashion-forward shade of the season. A palette of soft colours like oatmeal, biscuit, and caramel dominated the catwalks for spring 2019, and unlike some, is a trend that actually translates easily into real life. Sure, creamy hues and off-whites aren't exactly ground-breaking, but blimey they’re chic, packed with timeless appeal and a welcome refresh for those of us who always wear black. Still not convinced? Let these looks remind you why beige is anything but bland.

 

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Spring suiting


If you feel like injecting some neutral hues into your 9-5 wardrobe, just apply them to tailoring. Nothing says chic quite like a camel coloured blazer – except, perhaps, a two-piece. Spring suiting will be a big player when it comes to this season’s trends, and smart separates in a neutral tone are a refreshing alternative to black. When we’re finally reunited with warmer climes, a short suit will be your cool, corporate saviour.

"Temper the drama of pops of pink by adding a beige blazer into the mix and keep your accessories minimal."

Ismene Collman Cotton High Waisted Shorts, £45, COMING SOON. Gant Stretch Linen Blazer, £245, COMING SOON.

 

 

 

Top-to-tonal

 

Perhaps the chicest way to wear colour this year is to take a head-to-toe approach. Ideal for when you need to look good in under 10 minutes, tonal dressing is the kind of no-fuss style solution that’s ideal for a Monday morning. The key is to opt for oversized silhouettes, mix several shades of beige and experiment with textures. Layer it with a fun pair of glasses, trainers or a statement pair of sandals – something that keeps it modern and brings it to life.


 

 

 

Dip a toe in


There’s no better way to take a trend for a test drive than with some clever accessories. Start with an easy-to-wear base of deep indigo wide-leg jeans and a patterned blouse, then throw in a chic bag and ladylike courts in a sandy shade. You’ll be surprised how much swapping out your classic black heels and bag will lift your favourite outfits for spring and keep them looking right on trend for the season ahead.

"Neutral accessories are some of those magical pieces that work for every occasion, from a summer wedding to a business meeting."

 

 
 

 

 
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