2019 Fashion Trend: Why Beige is the New Black

2019 Fashion Trend: Why Beige is the New Black

Read on to find out why beige is the new colour staple you need in your wardrobe

Bright and bold colour trends have dominated the fashion world over the last couple of years. So it has been surprising to see the largely understated ‘beige’ colour dominate the Spring/Summer 2019 collections and become a must-have hue.

Gone are the days when beige was considered boring and unimpressive. #beigeaesthetic has actually become a popular hashtag on Instagram and beige has been fully accepted by fashionistas.

Designer brands such as Burberry, Dior, Balmain, Tom Ford and Kenzo have all been promoting neutral tones and warm colours, which look sophisticated and calming.

Many people believe that these lighter colors symbolise positivity, peacefulness and optimism as opposed to the dark, mysterious and sometimes tragic ‘black.’

There are actually 50 different shades of beige or nude that one can wear: khaki, caramel, oatmeal, biscuit, sandy hues, etc. People have been wearing these earthy tones in many different and interesting ways, as jackets, trousers, monochromatic pieces, sweat sets, trench coats and pant-suits. Sometimes they add a dash of colour by carrying colourful bags, shoes or scarves, which creates a nice contrast. Alternatively, combining beige with white creates a very elegant look.

Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Oprah, Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lopez, Bella Hadid and many others have also been consistently including beige in their wardrobe and appearing on the red carpet in this easy-to-wear trend, often opting for a head-to-toe beige look. They have inspired us to adopt this colour by showing us how versatile beige can be.

A classic trend, it will stay in our wardrobe for many years to come. It goes with anything and everything and can serve as a starting point or building block when dressing up for any occasion. It can definitely help create a simple but very trendy look.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.