Beige is Back

Autumn has arrived and while Brisbane’s weather is yet to cool down, Wintergarden stores are already brimming with beautiful warm tones.

One of the key colours currently in stores is beige and while it’s a popular choice for Autumn, it’s actually that a colour that’s quite timeless and suitable year round, but it can be tricky to wear.

It can leave you feeling a little washed out, particularly if the shade is very similar to your skin tone so here are a few tips on how to wear this shade and customise your look to suit your personal style, lifestyle, hair and skin colour and what you love to wear.

Not all beiges are created equal.
As with all colours, there are always variants that will be warmer or cooler in their undertone and this is where you want to play around to find a shade that doesn’t wash you out and blend with your skin colour, you want to find a shade that has a little bit of contrast. You could even embrace a monochromatic look by pairing multiple shades of beige together, or pair them back with cream or white. It’s soft, subtle and stylish.

Pair it with a print.
In recent years leopard print has worked its way up to one of the new ‘neutrals’ and in its classic colour way, it’s the perfect print to pair back with beige. This is a great way to add some extra depth and interest to your outfit if you feel beige by itself is too bland for your personality and style.

Coordinate with colour
If you find a beige piece you love, but feel the colour washes you out when it’s close to your face, break it up by adding a necklace or scarf in a colour you love. Richer tones of chocolate, burgundy, Shiraz and berry shades will all be complementary to the beige but have more oomph.

Don’t forget your accessories.
If you’re someone like me who prefers to rock bold and bright clothes over neutrals, bring beige into your look through your accessories – a great shaped handbag or clutch, a sleek pair of shades and, of course, shoes – which will give the illusion of longer legs and a clean line if they’re a similar shade to your skin tone.

Brooke wears: 

Seed Heritage Off Shoulder Linen Midi, $159.95,  Seed Heritage Bonnie Heel, $179.94 and Seed Heritage Straw Bag, $59.95.

Sheike Milly Dress, $179.95, Seed Heritage Weave Detail Sling, $69.95 andNine West Edyn Heel, $169.95.

Sheike Harmony Maxi Dress, $179.95 and Nine West Edyn Heel, $169.95.


U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.