By Nicola Santini - bon ton and etiquette expert, author of NON LO FACCIO PIU’
I understood that things are not just black or white for some time now, beige exists too!
Once considered a comforting shade and not a color itself, it’s now a symbol of courage.
Ok fashion changes, beige doesn’t but it gets a different target.
Not so long ago it was worn mainly by the classic type whereas now everyone fancies it.
Even in layers or different shades, from sandy to camel, trousers, skirts, shirts, coats and why not even bathing suits.
Why is it called the color of courage? Because who wants to stand out in beige requires a really great character and doesn’t have to be scared to wear a bracelet “en pendant” for instance, because in the accessible fashion and the unreachable accessories era, beige is the paper where one can write down the essential steps of his own style.
Silver to define, gold for the sentimental, black to create corners, white to sweeten up and then the colors, including and welcomed fluorescent.
Beige + fuchsia, orange, yellow: either for a bag, glasses, sneakers, a vintage bracelet or a scarf ( anyway spring is coming late).
What’s more is the color of courage because it forces a perfect ruddiness: both thanks to a well planned make up or long hours spent jogging which can give an out of season early tan.
Therefore beige doesn’t bore anymore but it doesn’t relax either.
This is the beauty of life, just like in fashion.