Nude is a new black that you may wish to incorporate in your color palette this season. Though simple and muted, the nude shade itself is quite daunting to wear as it can make you look naked on the streets when you picked the wrong shade or wrong fit on you. Mind behind the Fashion Jackson blog, Amy Jackson is a Dallas-based fashion blogger known for her simple, chic, and minimalistic style featuring neutral palettes, especially nudes. If you’re not quite familiar on how to make this shade flatter your style, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.
Opt for free-flowing nude ensembles, especially if the shade is close to your skin tone.
The nude shade may vary from peach nudes to grayish nudes depending on your skin tone. However, it would be ideal to opt for free-flowing nude ensembles, especially if the shade is close to your skin to avoid mistakenly looking naked on the streets. Body-con dresses may be an exemption only if the nude shade is not close to your skin tone. Boxy nude culottes are preferable over skinny jeans in a nude shade, as well as flowy skirts over pencil skirts that hug your curves.
Wear your nude pieces with low-contrast shades.
The nude shade itself is classy and sophisticated and wearing them with low-contrast shade will bring more elegance to your looks. Think of light gray, cream, beige, camel, brown, khaki, or white that will create a tonal look head-to-toe compared to darker hues. If you’re a fan of neutral colored outfits, incorporating nudes to your wardrobe can be a means of looking modern and classy on your street looks.
Add some drama to your style by teaming your nudes with dark colors.
For a dramatic look, be inspired by Amy’s style of wearing a nude-colored top with a black vest and a pair of leather trousers. Think of trading your white pieces to nude ones especially when making pairs with black outfits to keep your style modern and fashion-forward. Navy, forest green, and other dark shades are great for adding a bold color contrast without looking flashy on your street looks.
Tame your prints with nude accessories.
Your printed pieces are meant to be the focal point of your outfit so avoid outshining them by brightly-colored accessories. Like Amy, tame your prints and patterns with nude colored accessories which are more muted than neutral shades of black, white, and gray. By doing this, you’ll keep your looks more sophisticated, minimalistic, and classy.
Add some inches to your frame by opting for nude footwear.
Going for the closest nude shade to your skin tone is ideal only if you’re selecting your footwear as it adds some inches to your frame visually regardless of what type of heels you’re wearing. If you’re wearing shorts and your legs are exposed, elongate your frame by going for a pair of nude blocked heels. Going for low color contrast on your jeans and footwear can also be ideal, so resort to white denim instead. If you’re petite and you’re a fan of wide-leg, cropped pants, or culottes, add some inches to your frame visually by going for a pair of nude sandals like Amy did.
Indeed, nude is the new black every woman should master wearing on their looks for a more fashion-forward and classy style.