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50 shades of beige: how to wear the most fashionable colour of 2019

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Fashion month saw an unlikely explosion of beige. Here are the best pieces to wear now…

It was unexpected, unlikely and thoroughly refreshing to see beige back on the catwalk for s/s 2019. There were few shows during fashion month that didn’t feature this neutral shade.

Until this explosion of tonal shades, beige had a bad reputation; seen as bland and used only as a foil for bigger and brighter colours, beige was a by-word for dull and unexciting fashion.

This season though, beige has had a renaissance. Worn from head to toe at Acne, Balmain, Fendi, Burberry, Chloe, Chanel, Dior, Emilia Wickstead, Eudon Choi, Loewe, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo… the list goes on. The chicest way to wear this trend is, as the catwalk suggests, in full force, but if that’s a little too much the beauty of beige is you can wear it with anything.

Here are our favourite beige pieces to wear now.

Stone

The ultimate palette cleanser, this season’s stone shades are cool, calm and collected. Warm up this shade by mixing it with rich browns and animal prints.

  • COS Organic-cotton Trench Coat

    COS Organic-cotton Trench Coat, £135

  • Ganni Tech Knit Top

    Ganni Tech Knit Top, £140     

  • Massimo Dutti Linen Short with Tie Belt

    Massimo Dutti Linen Short with Tie Belt, £64.95

  • Nanushka Scarf Bag

    Nanushka Scarf Bag, £335

Sand

The perfect new neutral, this sophisticated colour is best styled with gold jewellery. Keep it clean and fresh by mixing this shade with crisp whites.

  • Arket Wide Corduroy Trousers

    Arket Wide Corduroy Trousers £79

  • Ganni Soft Wool Knit Cardigan

    Ganni Soft Wool Knit Cardigan, £230

  • Sally Lapointe Belted Crepe Shorts

    Sally Lapointe Belted Crepe Shorts, £529

  • Stand Oversized Coated Linen and Cotton-blend Coat

    Stand Oversized Coated Linen and Cotton-blend Coat, £399

  • Whistles Natasha Wide Leg Trouser

    Whistles Natasha Wide Leg Trouser, £99

Fawn

Rich and creamy, this buttery brown hue is best worn tonally for maximum impact. Inject some colour clash with pastel pieces, as seen at Tibi s/s 2019.

  • Gap Longline Trench Coat

    Gap Longline Trench Coat, £84.95

  • Rejina Pyo Lily Skirt Chiffon Taupe and Linen Ecru

    Rejina Pyo Lily Skirt Chiffon Taupe and Linen Ecru, £475

  • J. Crew Long-sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

    J. Crew Long-sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, £39

  • M&S Collection Suede Belted A-Line Mini Skirt

    M&S Collection Suede Belted A-Line Mini Skirt, £129

  • J by Jasper Conran Natural Straw Headband

    J by Jasper Conran Natural Straw Headband, £12

  • Petar Petrov Kasey Ribbed-knit Top

    Petar Petrov Kasey Ribbed-knit Top, £350

Russet

Autumn shades work for spring, too- this warm earthy tone is a tasteful as it is trans-seasonal. Make a statement mixing this darker shade with lively neons.

  • Self-Portrait Twist Neck Midi Dress

    Self-Portrait Twist Neck Midi Dress, £300

  • Goldsign The Bound Ribbed stretch-jersey T-shirt

    Goldsign The Bound Ribbed stretch-jersey T-shirt, £160

  • H&M Ankle Boots

    H&M Ankle Boots, £49

  • Warehouse Horn Buckle Detail Shorts

    Warehouse Horn Buckle Detail Shorts, £39

  • Loeffler Randall Brette Woven Sandal With Metal Circle Heel

    Loeffler Randall Brette Woven Sandal With Metal Circle Heel, £ 345

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