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SS19 trend report: Beige is the new black & here’s how you can wear it to work

The key to working this trend into your work-appropriate wardrobe is to play with different shades of beige and pops of colours
 

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It was clear cut as to which was the colour that dominated the Spring Summer 2019 runways: Beige.

The sandy hues and neutral tones fuelled the shows, with designers giving the colour a little bit of sass by fashioning it onto garments with relaxed fits and sleek silhouettes.

While Max Mara and Salvatore Ferragamo spewed an extensive range of taupes at their show, Riccardo Tisci doused the perfect camel hue onto the outerwears, dresses, pencil skirts and paperbag trousers at Burberry.

Afraid that this colour may appear too bland? We show you five different ways on how you can work beige into your officewear without looking washed out.

 

1. Play with textures

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One way to incorporate the neutral shade into your closet without looking too pedestrian is to play with textures.

Over at Maison Margiela, John Galliano gave this trend a breath of fresh air by tying a stone coloured sweater over a trench coat, which creates an interesting overall appeal. You can do the same - simply secure a cardigan on your waist over a camel number.

 

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2. Utilise different shades of beige

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When playing around with the beige trend for work, keep this notion in mind: 50 shades of nudes.

At Chloé, Parisian fashion designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi paired a diverse selection of neutrals that aren’t confined to the outfit per se, but boils down to the accessories as well. The look was served with a top that sports a dusty nude hue, a pair of ivory trousers, caramel coloured soles and an eggnog bag.

 

3. Add a dash of colour

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Since neutrals are one tonal, why not introduce an additional hue to your ensemble?

Stella McCartney paired a sand coloured loose-fitted pants with a blue floral printed long sleeve top that gives the overall look a touch of spark. Rock yours similarly, or with a vermillion red blouse for that extra pop.

 

4. Spin it with something monochromatic

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If you’re not a fan of anything that’s bright and bold, another way you can keep things exciting is to wear beige with monochromatic pieces.

Over at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld showed us how you can work the au courant trend into your #OOTD - a printed white top, a pair of black cropped trousers and the star of the show: A nude blazer that’s fashioned in the maison’s iconic fabric in tweed (check out our guide on how to wear tweed here).

 

5. Fire up with the power suit

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And if you’re a #girlboss, we’d suggest you to go for all out with a pant-suit, just like how Jonathan Anderson did with his eponymous label. However to avoid coming off as humdrum, remember to add some personality by giving your shoes and purses a colourful spin.

 

Photos: Showbit

 

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