Neutrals and Nudes

There’s a trend this autumn/winter that everyone can get into – neutrals and nudes. Although it sounds safe and easy to do, neutrals and nudes can be  one of the sharpest looks out there.

Think Faye Dunaway in 1968 movie The Thomas Crowne Affair – neutral, beige, camel, nude palette at its very best. In 1976, Faye appeared in Oscar-winning movie, Network, again with an amazing neutral and nude palette.

It’s another trend that’s roots lie in the biggest trend this season, the 1970s of course.

So, how do you take a neutrals and nudes palette from day to night? How do you make it sophisticated?  Mix it up. Use berries, blush shades, beige and khaki to lift the neutrals. Choose your pieces carefully.

A neutrals dress in beige, rich camel,  or deeper tan works brilliantly with contrasting accessories. A neutral jacket is a perfect way to dip into the trend, and these shades work brilliantly with denim.

Neutrals and Nudes oneClockwise, from top left: Two tone platforms, £55, Faith @ Debenhams, shirt dress, £29.99, H&M, suedette dress, £45, Principles @ Debenhams, camel shopper, £25, BHS, luxury camel jacket, £119.99, H&M

Blushes work brilliantly with pale nudes, lurex gold threads lift neutral shades, and textures and luxe fabrics work well on this palette.

Neutrsls and Nudes twoClockwise, from top left: Blush bucket bag, £39, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, nude fine knit sweater, £14.99, H&M, bra top, £14.99, H&M, fringed open toe boots, £34.99, New Look, leather skirt, £150, French Connection

Add a darker shade to life the palette – speckled khaki works brilliantly with tans and nudes. Neutral accessories are something you must have in your wardrobe this season. We love this hat!

neutrals and nudes threeClockwise, from top left: Patent nude shoes, £29.99, H&M, camel wool cloche hat, £20, BHS, beige skirt, £14.99, H&M, nude bucket bag, £17.99, New Look, khaki sweater, £75, French Connection

Embrace the 1970s in your neutrals palette. Think fringing, ponchos, turtlenecks. Team with nude or denim flares for a true 1970s feel.

Neutrals and nudes fourClockwise, from top left: Fringed suedette waistcoat, £17.99, New Look, fringe tassel poncho, £35, BHS, tan tassel chain belt, £6.99, New Look, camel turtleneck, £29.99, H&M, nude kitten heels, £25, BHS