“Beige? Isn’t it one of the most boring tones in the colour palette?” “Wearing beige always makes me look washed out!” This was the main response I received from my female friends when talked about wearing beige.
Beige, also known as nude and pale, this neutral tone might not be everyone’s cup of tea; it is however, one of the hottest shade this spring/summer.
Olivia, a female friend of mine who lived in Sydney years ago, blonde; speaks with her upper class English and her entire wardrobe was full of beige; cream and more beige. With her pale complexion and nude make up, wearing mostly beige with white or cream. When we had night outs, she only needed to add red lips to pop her ‘washed out’ look!
Olivia’s whole beige ensemble really worked for her – with her classy background and her posh accent. Through Olivia, I got beige. It’s a shade that is: classy; clean; feminine; fresh; posh; refined and understated elegance.
As someone who has light olive complexion like myself, I tend to enhance beige with gold or brass accessories. I have seen nude against dark blue and it works too, we just need to shop around with an open mind and find out what works best for us.
Photography by: Road Wang