Here’s our Mix and Match Style Guide to 5 essential & versatile nude fashion items every girl must have + how to create outfits for every occasion!
5 Common Items, 20 Different Outfits for Every Occasion!
Hey gorgeous! Ah, the beauty and timelessness of nude color… It ranges from beige to tan to cream to nearly coffee shades. Trends change, but these items have stood the test of time. They look classy, sure, but that’s not just why we keep coming back to them. It’s because they are so versatile. They work well basically anywhere, from work, to college, to coffee with friends and from shopping, to date nights, to your fanciest parties!
There are 5 nude fashion items that every girl needs to have – a nude handbag, a nude lipstick, a nude belt, a nude pair of stilettos and a nude nail polish. You can style these in countless ways.
So I took many long hours to compile this list of 5 must-have fashion items in nude color that every girl must have. And not just that, I have also compiled a Mix and Match Style Guide of how to pair them with different outfits for work, casual day-wear, date night, and party. So, I am laying out the mix and match style guide for every occasion! Let’s go!
Mix and Match Style Guide for Nude Fashion Items
Outfit Ideas with Nude Belt
This can be either matte or shiny, but I recommend it to be skinny, so that it works well with all the office wear as well as the party wear. Now, I try different accent colors throughout this post to add some pop to the nude beiges, but you may change that accent color depending on what’s already there in your closet, or your personal favorites, or the trends. I have tried most basic accent colors like blue, green, red, pink. Here’s how to pair it with different outfits for every occasion…
Mix and Match Style with Nude Nail Polish
This is so in, and I personally love, love, love it! If you don’t believe me, check out the Grammy Red Carpet 2015 looks! It varies from pinkish-white that almost looks like you have no nail polish on, to mocha tones. The one I completely stand by is Choco-Latte by Sally Hansen.
Mix and Match Style with Nude Lipstick
This here is I think the trickiest one, because it depends a lot on your natural lip color and skin tone to define what looks “nude” on your face. Generally I have seen that on lighter skin tones, pinkish beige shades look better, and on medium skin tones, beige to coffee shades look better. Basically the idea is that your lips should not look washed out or disappear. The one I go by is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Satisfaction. Nude lipsticks can be worn with practically anything, and you can dress the makeup look up and down too.
Mix and Match Fashion with Nude Handbag
How can you not love the nude handbag. I have found every girl to possess at least one, be it a lighter shade, or darker, and perhaps it is also the go-to choice of gift color in handbags, for good reason too! I recommend a small modern-looking fringe handbag with clean lines and little embellishment. Here’s its style guide!
Mix and Match Outfits with Nude Stilettos
Last but not the least, I think a pair of comfortable suede medium-heeled pumps in nude color would totally be a find for any modern-day woman. Nude colored shoes are also a great idea to start with if you’re building an all neutral wardrobe. They could be high or low heeled, or flat shoes, depending on your taste. But here is what I recommend:
So, it’s been a long post, but hope putting in all the extra hours was worth it, and it’s helpful for all you stylish divas! Give your own ideas to what else is a must-have item for us, “nude” or not!! Tweet us @shilpa1ahuja!
Check out another Mix and Match Style Guide/ outfit with nude items in my article Celebrity Oscar Dresses Inspired Street Fashion/Party Outfit Ideas
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]