Beige fashion, the complete package of utility and joy.
Stacy London, the American stylist and fashion consultant, famously once said “any item in your wardrobe should satisfy one of two criteria: utility and joy.” When the word beige comes to mind, it’s probably most associated with the first criteria; utility rather than joy. We know beige coloured wardrobe items are useful and beneficial; as they are able to seamlessly balance everything together in an outfit. But beige-coloured pieces should also bring you joy; because let’s face it, something that goes with basically everything else in your wardrobe, well, that is the complete package. That is pure pleasure and happiness to us.
So, why beige?
Well, simply put, beige fashion never dates. Beige is often described as a colour that is neutral, calm and relaxing. It's a trustworthy colour that is dependable for a variety of different outfit options. Beige, rather than a colour family in itself, is actually a tone in the family of orange. It falls under the category of neutral, which are well-known as go-to colours for a variety of reasons because they are adaptable, secure, and completely buildable. As there are over fifty different shades of beige out there, it can be difficult to class them as either cool or warm especially when they are in isolation.
What colours go with beige clothing?
Khaki, nude, stone, taupe, mustard brown, tan, rust, blush, the combinations with beige are endless. Beige outfits that incorporate white and cream mixes are not only timeless but really give that polished and sophisticated look.
Three ALKAM beige products that belong in your wardrobe:
- TAINA BLAZER
No wardrobe is complete without a beautiful blazer like the Taina Blazer. Lapel collar, contrast shell buttons, and prominent shoulders are all features of the Taina. You can pair it with the matching Taina Pants for a more sophisticated and refined look for a busy day in the office or even for the after-work dinner with the girls. Or instead, you can substitute the matching pants with a pencil skirt in a light shade of grey, for a softer, but still elegant look. Maybe if you are looking for more of a smart-casual look when shopping in the city, the Taina Blazer is perfect with a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt.
- FRANKIE WRAP JACKET
The Frankie is a supple, light beige wrap jacket that is single-breasted and features a peak lapel and detachable waist tie that can be worn open or closed. If you only buy one new suit this winter, make sure it’s this one. This multipurpose jacket can be worn in conjunction with the Frankie pants for a classy, premium look or it can be styled down with a pair of khaki pants and sneakers for more casual, everyday wear.
- OLIA SET
A beige two-piece set belongs in everyone’s wardrobe. Teamed with a cute pair of mules for a neat-casual look, or with some strappy high heels for date night, the Olia Set is crucial for your wardrobe, as it’s an outfit for every occasion. The Olia Wrap Shit has been cut in a relaxed, boxy silhouette and comes with a tie belt to cinch the waist for a flattering look, whilst the Olia Pants have a straight, full-length leg, front zipper closure and side pockets. This Olia Set ticks all the boxes; versatile, affordable and comfortable.
With their versatility and outfit adaptability, beige is perfect candidates to create utility and joy in your outfits this Winter.