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How To Wear Nude

The color nude has been taking over the fashion weeks and the street style blogs with a fiery vengeance. A color previously overlooked because of the monotone and unimaginative connotation attached to it is now becoming a worldwide staple.

In actuality, its minimalist look and clean character leaves room for the imagination to flow, making it one of the most versatile color foundations around which to work a look.

It evokes timelessness, for it is not defined by a certain decade, nor does it try too hard to be noticed by being overly decadent. Yet it cannot help but stand out, as it gracefully mimics images of perfection like the purity of flawless baby skin, or a fresh scoop of vanilla ice cream.

From deep camel to a light hint of beige, nude can be worn in a wide spectrum of tones that bring to mind nature’s softest influences.

Whether you wear it from head to toe, or broken up with your favorite black statement piece, nude never fails to go a long way, and be just as statement-making as the season’s most colorfully saturated pieces.

To get some tips on styling pieces in this au natural color, take a look at all the different ways that these young women wear it. The possibilities are endless.

1. Wearing nude from head to toe

If you are going to go nude all over, wear separates in slightly different textures and complementary tones of nude so as not to look too monochromatic or washed out.

Lighter and medium tones of nude together create an interesting color progression that keeps a look fresh and exciting.


2. Break up nude with black or gray

Black and gray are two basic, city-ready colors that are capable of adding contrast to any outfit, and are especially important when working with a color palate of nudes.

Make a pair of nude shorts edgier by pairing it with black tights and a body-conscious black top, to break up a light wash of color.


2. Pairing nudes with leopard print

Because leopard print is brown, it complements any nude color with ease.

Show a peek of leopard print amongst a sea of nudes with striking tights, flashy ankle socks, sunglasses, or a lightweight scarf in the exotic and fun print.

The unexpected burst of pattern is eye-catching and fashion-forward.


3. Denim with nudes

Denim is a summer staple, and adds a subtle flash of color to the season’s beloved nude-colored pieces, and it does so without being too outrageously colorful.

Just one denim piece is all you need:  a pair of high-waisted jeans, distressed denim boyfriend shorts, or a blue denim blouse.

Denim and nude have never looked so good together.

Here is a nude-based look pumped up with some rugged denim. It’s classy and tomboyish at the same time.


1. Equipment Signature Washed Blouse from Shopbop.com – $178.00

2. Elegantly Waisted  Lauper Belt from Shopbop.com – $100.00

3. Pour La Victoire Brit Lace Up Sandals from Shopbop.com – $290.00

4. Cropped Boyfriend Jeans from Forever 21 – $27.80

5. Current/Elliot The Windbreaker Jacket from Shopbop.com – $253.00
 

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