Growing up, my fashion-obsessed mother would always tell me, “When you open up a woman’s closet, you should always be able to find a little black dress and a chic pair of black high-heels. When all else fails, you can never go wrong with black!” I can’t tell you how many times those words came to my rescue when I wanted to attend a cocktail party, brunch, nightclub or wedding with my friends, but came down with a sudden case of the what-to-wear blues. I had depended on my black dresses, skirts, blouses, purses and heels for so long that I’d never in a millions years thought any other color would or could compare, especially when I was in a hurry or just wanted to keep it simple, yet fabulous. However, all of that changed when nude raided the fashion scene!
In women’s closets all around the world the “little black dress” has beem traded for the “little nude dress,” and those ever-so-trusted black pumps have been exchanged for the hottest nude stilettos, platforms, sling backs, peep toes, and sandals. From clothes to shoes, accessories to purses, and nail polish to lipsticks, nude has definitely reigned supreme as the new “it” color in fashion. Colors like camel, beige, sand, soft pink,
taupe, and fawn all fall under the nude category and can be paired with just about any color including other nudes. And get this: nude – just like black – is seasonless, which means you can throw on a cute pair of taupe wedges with your favorite sundress in the spring and summer, a suave soft-pink nail polish in the fall, and an alluring beige cardigan in the winter without breaking any fashion rules!
Don’t get me wrong, black is still a striking color that will never go out of style, but I think we can all agree that it’s gotten a little… well, how should I put this… boring. It’s 2011 now, and it’s time revamp your closet. I guess what I’m trying to say is: out with the old and in with the nude!