To say that 2019 has somewhat revolutionised the colour beige could be classed as an understatement, with its neutral and, well, beige tones being taken from non-descript to sophisticated fashion on many a catwalk. From the classic cuts of Burberry through to the quirky creations of Kenzo, this subtle hue has taken the fashion world by somewhat of a storm, earning its place under the #beigeaesthetic Instagram hashtag as fashion designers and street style enthusiasts alike channel its understated tone. Whilst the prominent neon trend prevails in SS19, beige stands right alongside it, speaking at the very same volume. Whether you are styling out a key beige trench coat alongside brighter colours or going for the full uniform look with a taupe t-shirt and stone coloured chinos, you won’t regret bringing hints of beige fashion to your wardrobe this season.
Designers we’re loving
Standout designers bringing out the best in beige fashion at the moment include the kings of neutrals, Max Mara who have designed everything from structured cargo jackets with oversized pockets to glamourous beige leather, showcasing the endless possibilities of creativity, when it comes to beige fashion. With Max Mara being a symbol of luxury for many a woman, for many years, it’s no surprise that they can bring both class and minimalistic hues of beige to the forefront once more. Another highly respected designer that shows you simply need to be nothing other than just a ‘little bit more beige’ this season is Givenchy. Givenchy’s latest neutral creations prove that beige’s reputation as insipid and simply unexciting is no more. With chic shades of oatmeal and fawn and, of course, camel, Givenchy’s turn towards fluid power-dressing includes structured cargo trousers and classic beige trenches toughened up with exaggerated shoulders. Lastly, we can’t help but admire Dior’s take on beige fashion with the ultra-feminine, floaty shapes of their designs contrasting with such a non-descript colour, proving beige’s sheer versatility by bringing it straight into eveningwear.
What to wear with Beige
Although beige fashion is featured in collections by some of the most prestigious, creative and statement-making designers, it’s also a completely wearable colour that can form the building blocks to any wardrobe. There are an endless count of colours that go with beige clothes, whether you’re styling a jeans outfit, wondering what to wear with beige trousers or using a closed beige trench as the talking point of your outfit. Beige’s versatile aesthetic means that you can take it straight from casual cool to demure sophistication, using the same key pieces. Dress down high-waisted, tailored beige chinos with a slogan tee or sweatshirt and chunky trainers or dress up the same pair with pointed heeled boots and a beige shirt or blouse – don’t be afraid to match completely. Possibly the chicest item in beige fashion, the Burberry inspired beige trench brings instant chic to any outfit, whether that’s over a hooded top, boyfriend jeans and high-top Converse or worn closed with bare legs, your favourite Louboutins and a boxy, hand held tote.
Wearing beige with colour
Beige is a tonal trend that speaks volumes for itself, and whilst beige coordination oozes unmistakeable sophistication, mixing up the beige fashion trend with carefully placed colour will see you streets ahead in the fashion stakes and is the perfect middle ground for those that feel neutral colours don’t best represent their own unique, personal style. Pairing a beige midi skirt with an oversized hot pink knit or styling a beige jeans outfit with bright red ankle boots is how to bring colour to the neutral beige fashion trend without sabotaging its minimalistic aesthetic.
Accessorising a beige outfit
And finally, the accessories. Accessorising a beige outfit is an opportunity for your imagination to run wild, as well as showcasing unique style. Whether you’re soft tailoring beige to elevate your workwear style and choose, simple, subtle earrings and a quality leather tote or you’re wanting to be a little more adventurous with your weekend attire, styling up a beige jeans outfit with oversized hoops and brightly coloured socks and even a neon tote bag can really bring the beige fashion trend to life.