Beige. It is not a color. It is a state of nothing. Nothing special. Boring. Nothing to tell about. This is how I was thinking about beige in my 20s. Many years have passed and I caught myself on searching for ‘how to wear beige from tip-to-toe’ type of articles and posts … Furthermore, I found so many shades that I could not resist to dedicate a whole post to a beige collection.
It might be the aging, but also openness for natural shades, purity, simplicity. No matter what, it is now associated with nobility, elegance, and style. Let us take a look and pay some words to it.
So, why did beige return and why exactly now? Did overstimulation, overexposure and over-explanation related tiredness (see our book review of Byung Chul Han’s bestseller) reach the fashion industry?
Should fashion be the constant push and pull of action and reaction, then we may consider the revival of beige a backlash to the attention seeker approach triggered by the social media, where one may have the impression to have become the permanent showcase of his/her own life. Designers might have felt the need to be those who quit and force a fresh start on us, for our own good…
Whatever the reason, many of us is about to participate. But how to do that? How to wear beige? Keeping consistency with our palette, and stick to beautiful or outstanding tailoring and quality fabrics, we can find pieces that can be worn on their own, as well as layered together.
I like to be ‘boring’ this season. How about you?