Spring tends to conjure up vivid hues of sunny yellow, coral, turquoise, peach, and blue. While there was certainly a decent splattering of warm and bright colors trending on the S/S 19 runways(coral is the Pantone Color of the Year, after all), a far subtler and more sophisticated shade unexpectedly dominated fashion week. From sand and tan to camel and cream, we saw the whole spectrum of beige rule on the runways—exuding a refined and relaxed elegance that is easily wearable and anything but boring. The key to keeping the look fresh and modern is to wear the color palette from head to toe, mixing several shades of beige within your outfit. Play with textures as well, such as a croc-embossed tan bag, biscuit-tinged leather boots, or a soft cream cashmere sweater.
Not surprisingly, the trending color palette has already become a hit among the fashion crowd, filling our Insta feeds with a luxurious latte hue. Not only does it look expensive, but there is also a perfect shade to flatter every skin tone. The neutral tones work for every occasion, from the office to cocktail parties. Ready to instantly elevate your look? Scroll below for outfit inspiration on how to wear 50 shades of beige right now and into spring.
While the runways for Spring/Summer 2018 showcased inclusive casts and activist messaging, another theme ran through the collections: happiness. Perhaps in reaction to a tumultuous political year, the dominant trend of the season was clothes and accessories that make you feel good – be they candy-colored chiffon gowns, rainbow-striped blousons, or romantic peasant frocks. The mood for Spring/Summer 2018 is light, jovial, and full of life, and clothes that aren’t delivering on this message are better resigned to the back of your closet.
While we have covered the season’s biggest sartorial trends, there is another way to hone your look. Of-the-moment brands like Attico , Ganni , and Zimmerman placed their focus on elements that are imbued with movement – like fringe and feathers – as well as romantic details like floral blossom prints, ruching, and sheer overlays. Chances are you already own pieces that reflect these details, so explore your options below and make a mental checklist of what to look for as you refine your spring/summer wardrobe.