What colour comes to your mind when you hear word chic? Let me guess … black, right? But guess what? Any French woman will tell you that black is not the only chic colour there. Wait, I’m not saying black has suddenly stopped being chic. But for the sunny summer day, your should swap black for beige. Besides, beige is fashionable now. Here is how to style beige clothes for summer in the city.
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Looking at my Spring Summer Fashion Report and Autumn Winter Fashion Report, you can see beige clothes are in fashion this season. Admittedly, we don’t call it beige anymore but Sweet Corn and Soybean.
Nevertheless, beige is still beige, and it is a classic colour that never goes out of style. Like never! I guess the number one reason why is because everyone French loves it. Parisian love wearing beige clothes. And so do French women in the South of France. Not mentioning everyone who wants to be French. Including me. Well, I’m 1/4 of French, so beige is already in my DNA.
HOW TO WEAR BEIGE CLOTHES IN THE CITY
Anyway, regardless of the chic French mood captured in the earthy hues, beige reminds me more of a safari, mountains or countryside then of Paris. Truth to be told, you can put on any outfit in this earthy shade, and your outfit will look appropriate for safari, mountain or countryside.
Tested and proved! I wore same beige clothes for a hike above Bled the other day. Indeed, one could easily say this outfit I’m wearing today is a legit hiking outfit. Minus the mules and the pink purse of course.
However, making beige clothes work for the street is not as easy as French women want us to think. Surely it’s easy to pull off a classic camel coat in winter (go here to see how I wore my camel coat last winter). But a beige monochrome for summer in the city? Not as easy.
YOU NEED BLACK AND POP OF COLOUR
So how to style beige clothes for the city then? Best with something black and dazzling. I styled my Sweet Corn crochet top and Soybean shorts with black embellished mules and pink top handle bag.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
Whatsoever, here is how to style beige clothes this summer. Ps. Don’t forget to save, pin and print this fashion chat sheet once you are done with shopping. Yes,to make it easier and faster for you to shop my look I linked the products in the collage directly to the store where you can buy them. Just touch/click on the products (somewhere inside the pink frame) and a link will take you to the store where you can purchase it. Or shop everything plus more from the widget below.
Again, don’t forget to save or pin this fashion cheat sheet. And share it with that friend of yours who loves French style.
SOYBEAN BEIGE LINEN SHORTS
Do you know what colour are my linen shorts? According to the colour chart that you will find in , they are Soybean. Soybean beige. Well, I added the beige. Anyway, Soybean beige or just Soybean these linen shorts came as a set with the linen crop top, the one I wore for the picnic on the beach here and also with the black crochet midi skirt here.
Unfortunately, that set is already sold out. But since tofu and all the other earthy hues are never out of style (read out of stores), I found several similar linen paper bag shorts for you. Find them all in the widget below. Or save you time and shop.
SWEET CORN CROCHET TOP
What a name for a faded beige, right? Although Sweet Corn does sound better for the colour of this crochet top that I’m wearing. You can get a similar top, only with long sleeves, over.
As said you need to add something black to your otherwise beige monochrome outfit. I’m wearing black slippers. Who would thought you can wear black shoes with tofu linen shorts so that it actually looks good, right?
Ps. Go here to see how I wore the same black mules with white shorts.
PINK TOP HANDLE BAG
Lastly, something dazzling. As so many times before I’m wearing my staple pink top handle bag. But you could well wear a blue bag. In Nebulas Blue to be exact.
MORE SUMMER LOOKS, MORE BEIGE AND NEBULAS BLUE
Summer is not over yet, so more summer looks are coming on Brunette from Wall Street shortly. Meanwhile be sure to follow me on Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it to see all of my chic beige outfits. By the way, how do you feel when wearing beige clothes? Do you feel like a chic Parisienne or hiker in the Alps?