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Styling Series #4: Why beige is the new neutral and how to style it this Spring

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Why beige is the new neutral and how to style it this Spring

While statement tees and vibrant saturations of colour seem to be sweeping the streets lately, classic neutrals are quietly taking the spotlight. And let’s be honest, we all love an underdog. Labelled as the ‘new neutral’, shades of beige and tan have taken the place of staple monochrome this season and it’s anything but boring.

Taking the onus from statement piece and placing it back on investment piece, the best part of adding a few beautiful beige pieces to your wardrobe is they’ll stand the test of time as the trends roll by – meaning you’ll get years out of them, rather than months.

In what is said to be a nod to the recent departure of Céline’s Creative Director Phoebe Philo, streetwear has been pared back and given a sophisticated and versatile edge with creamy, luxurious hues at the forefront.
Head-to-toe is how you’ll find those in the know when spring rolls around. So, this season, try layering various shades of beige in lightweight fabrics like linen when putting an outfit together. Playing with various textures and fabrics is going to be the key to pulling off an all-beige ensemble. Swap out the polished black blazer for a beige linen number cinched with a belt and pair with an off-white linen button-up and midi-skirt. The SS19 range from Sportsgirl and Cotton On will tick all your beige coloured boxes. Or, to combine two of the easiest trends of the season, an all-beige jumpsuit from Fresh Soul Clothing, pared-back with molten gold accessories from Decjuba and Edge Clothing will be your go-to.

Speaking of accessories, for those ‘I woke up like this’ moments, simply lightly curl the ends of your hair and pop on a sleek beige Tommy Hilfiger cap from Urban Equipment; your streetwear style hero. And when talking footwear, a classic white sneaker with a beige accent from Sheriton Shoes will give your outfit a cool-girl edge, while a strappy beige heel or sandal flatters the leg as it elongates and complements just about any ensemble.

Move over monochrome, because the streets are awash in shades of beige and it’s sticking around for the summer.

Click here for more top trends in our SS19 Styling Series Blog.

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