Black and white are both wardrobe essentials thanks to their versatility and timelessness. Another color that has the same functionality is beige—shades of ecru, sand, linen, cream, bone, and parchment flatter all styles and can go with any of your boldest pieces and accessories, just like blacks and whites. Moreover, there’s a subtle elegance to beige-toned clothing—perhaps because of how closely they resemble the skin, almost molding to the body. If you’re obsessed with nude-ish ensembles or would like to stock up, we round up a few pieces you’ll want to check out.
Gala Sandals, P2850, MUNI MUNI, munimunistudio.com
Those “Jesus sandals” that were big in the '90s just got a rustic twist care of Muni Muni’s S’ATIN collection, which features chunky sandals made with native abaca fiber. They’ll look great with boho pieces like flowy dresses or loose pants, but you can also use them to contrast against grungier outfits. We’re currently eyeing this Gala pair, which sports a silhouette reminiscent of hiking sandals—perfect for your next exotic adventure.
Angular Crossbody Bag, P4799, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5
You probably own several go-to black bags already, but beige tones can be just as handy and versatile while also adding a bit of light and color to a dark, monochromatic outfit. This camel-colored purse from Charles & Keith will go with pretty much any of your OOTDs, whether casual or dressy. It also adds a sophisticated touch to anything you pair it with.
Satin Ankle Pants, P1490, UNIQLO, SM Mega Fashion Hall
Add these elegant pants from Uniqlo to your usual trouser rotation. You can pair them with a blazer and some heels for busy work days, but you can also use them for weekends and nights out. The zipperless waist has a fuss-free elastic band so you can wear it all throughout the holiday season even when your buffet belly makes a surprise appearance.
Ruffled Dress, P2995, MANGO, SM Megamall
Rock an effortlessly chic boho look with this wraparound dress from Mango in a light sand color. Pair it with chunky, earth-toned accessories and rustic bags to complete your '60s-inspired hippie transformation. The loose fit is perfect for reunions when you’d rather not have any of your titas asking if you’ve put on weight.
Lyocell Shorts with Tie Belt, P1295, STRADIVARIUS, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing
The best thing about the tropics is that you can dress for the beach all year round, even during the Christmas season. These cute high-waisted shorts from Stradivarius will feel fresh and breezy all day—you might just forget you’re stuck in the city. We love the warm beige tone, which will flatter all skin tones—sun tan not required.
Faux Leather Biker Jacket, P2995, BERSHKA, SM Mega Fashion Hall
This cool piece from Bershka gives the classic leather jacket a softer look thanks to the cream-colored leather exterior. Use it to add a subtle touch of grunge to a plain look or to brighten up the all-black ensemble you were probably already planning on wearing.
Continental 80 Shoes in Cloud White/Crystal White, P5300, ADIDAS, Uptown Mall BGC
Adidas' classic Continental 80 sneakers recently got released in a gorgeous new colorway that minimalists will swoon over. The pair sports linen-toned accents on the heel, mouth, and tongue. As with all good white sneakers, you can wear them with anything—even your wedding dress.
Basic Chunky Knit Sweater, P1295, PULL&BEAR, SM Mega Fashion Hall
The holiday season always brings about light storms and breezy days, so bundle up in this slouchy sweater from Pull&Bear, which sports a chic ecru tone. You can tuck it into a pencil skirt or trousers when you want to be both comfy and work-ready, but no one’s stopping you from pairing it with your old blue jeans for maximum comfort.
Satin Top with Lace, P1190, H&M, SM Makati
The lace top trend from the early 2000s is back and we especially love it when the tops are decked out in nude tones—the ivory shade on this satin H&M tank will mold to your skin and look effortlessly sexy. Plus, the soft satin material will make you feel like you left the house in your comfiest jammies.
Paperbag A-Line Skirt, P1249, ZALORA, zalora.com.ph
This ultra-feminine skirt from Zalora is perfect for Sunday brunch. The flowy silhouette will follow your every move as you enjoy a breezy weekend out with the fam. The cinched-in high waist will flatter your figure even when worn with loose tops.
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