I love nudes. I don’t mean naturists (not that I have anything against those who have the balls, ahem, to wander around naked), but of course I’m talking fashion. Nude colour trends are the biggest thing for Spring / Summer ’10. Cream, beige, grey, ivory, soft blush pink and mauve shades will be your must have for next season so here’s my top five ways to get started on this au naturale trend.
If Mother Nature hasn’t blessed you with naturally long and luxurious pins, there’s something you can do to change this; and fortunately for all; its also one of the hottest trends for Spring. Whether you prefer sandals, shoobs, boots, wedges, ballet pumps or classic courts; all will fit the nude trend. I wish I could cover my tootsies in Christian Louboutin’s nude platform pumps but instead I will be opting for one of ASOS’s many options: http://www.asos.com/Women/Shoes/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=4172#state=Rf-200%3D25&parentID=-1&pge=0&pgeSize=20&sort=-1
I, like thousands of other women worldwide, have been hunting high and low to find somewhere, anywhere that stocks Chanel’s Le Vernis 505 Particuliere nail polish. Eagerly anticipated for months as the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, this mauve nail colour has sold out worldwide, and the next delivery is not for another two weeks (sigh). I’ve bought Nails Inc Jermyn Street (£10.50, available from most department stores and salons) until I can get the real deal.
I lived in my Topshop black lace leotard all winter, despite the chills, so I am very excited to see the range of nude lace pieces available for Spring. This is the most daring out of all the trends; but definitely worthwhile. Despite my dedication to leotards, I think I prefer their lace crop top with shoulder pad accents and black elastic waist for £25: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&productId=1605176&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=
If you’re too shy for the opaqueness of a nude lace top, why not just opt for accessories? After all accessories are often the simplest and easiest way to introduce a new trend to your wardrobe. I love Accesorize’s Shelly Cream shoulder bag for £28: http://www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/68952913&bklist=icat,5,shop,accessorize,alldaybags,plaindaybag
Carrying on with the accessories theme, why not look forward to the sunshine with some nude sunnies? I’d recommend looking in Vintage shops first, but if you can’t find the real deal choose Topshop’s temple detail beige shades for £15: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=166002&parent_category_rn=42351&productId=1615056&langId=-1.
With trends like these; you’ll be turning so many heads, you might as well not be wearing anything at all.