The Inuit might have 60 names for snow, but we will need about as many names for off-white and light brown soon. Beige, nude, camel, sand, caramel, dirty snow… You might come up with more names because one thing’s for sure: It's the new 'It Colour'! After the autumn/winter shows of Chloe, Valentino, Celine and Stella McCartney no one was left in doubt that next winter you can choose from the widest range of a very basic hue.
I might have taken it a bit far with the blandness in this outfit, but it raises the question if beige is oh-so-elegant, grown-up and wearable or just plain boring and uninventive? Since the shops will probably only start to be flooded by camel and co. at the end of summer I still have a bit more time to delve into the possibilities of wearing beige without looking like a total wash-out.
What's your opinion? Is camel an absolute essential or just too bland for you?
shoes: emanuel ungaro, bag: lambertson truex, tights: ???, scarf & hat: eric bompard, trench: topshop, blouse: 2nd hand, skirt: valentino roma