The thought of the colour nude used to make us think of granny underwear. It’s time to dispel that thought and welcome nude as it is proving to be the colour of the season.
Here are some tips on how to so start incorporating it into your wardrobe. It should be easy because the colour is not only limited to tops. We’ve seen it worn on skirts, dresses, shoes and bags. In fact the Chloe, Stella McCartney and Givenchy catwalk shows were full of countless ways to wear natural hues.
WSW style tip #1: If you have Irish colouring, limit nude to accessories only
If you have typical Irish colouring like us, it is hard to wear this colour near your face (and therefore we suggest that you don’t!), instead, we suggest that you wear nude as an accessory like shoes or a clutch bag.
WSW style tip #2: Neutral shoes elongate legs and keep all eyes on your dress
Eva Longoria Parker, pictured here at the Critics Choice awards 2009, wears a turquoise and gold dress, with beautiful detail around her neckline and waist. Teamed with a yellow clutch, her nude shoes mean that the emphasis is kept on the dress.
WSW style tip # 3: Punctuate a single nude item with contrasting black pieces
Off the runways, we’ve noticed that celebs and trendsetters are wearing a single nude item with contrasting black pieces. Claudia Shiffer wears black, white, and nude when she attended the 2009 Fashion Fringe launch party in London. Her choice of cropped trousers look very chic with her animal print blouse, again all emphasized by her nude suede sandals - check out her nude coloured clutch bag too.
If you have fair colouring like Kate Bosworth, you can wear nude in any shape or form. If you’re not brave enough for total nude (see Topshop for a great selection), there are a plethora of nude and black tops out there. Pictured here Kate is dressed in head to toe Chloe at a Blackberry Bold launch party in Beverly Hills. Kate’s scalloped shorts are chic and simple, but we especially love her Chloe open toe sandals (€550).Tweet