Everyone’s being going crazy for nude colour pallettes lately. The winter whites phenomena is catching on for many good reasons. First off, nudes are very delicate and feminine, adding that soft and ethereal quality to any look. It’s very subtle yet elegant and classy.

Secondly, it is a a new and refreshing option to the expected all black everything look.

It also also looks great on all skin tones when done perfectly. Flesh tone outfits in nudes, beige and pastels have looked good one everyone from Emma Stone to Lupita Nyongo’o. I have been obsessed with pastel colours and it’s tricky to pull them off without looking washed out. So execution counts big time when wearing flesh tone colours and nude on dark skin tones especially.

Here are four outfit ideas if you’re in the mood for some nude!

Look 1

Go business class by mixing rich textures of lace and wool cashmere. This look is an all round winner. especially if you are aiming for a demure and classy finish. Layer  a rich camel coat on this Stella McCartney lace dress paired with a pair of nude Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps. Add a pair of mirrored sunnies for extra sass 🙂

Nudes & Pastels: Look 1

Look 2

I’d wear this look in a heart beat. Follow the trend and pair a cropped white top with a pair of expertly tailored beige nude trousers. Paired with Kurt Geiger Elliott Metal Stiletto Nude Patent Court heels and add a pop of lip colour for effect.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 2

Look 3

This can be worn two ways. Either as crop top and pencil skirt or as a faux dress. This £30 Jane Norman animal necklace embellished crop top unbelievably matched this Alexander McQueen jacquard pencil skirt on sale  at Harvey Nichols, I couldn’t help but pair them up. I would probably wear this a dress though. But the crop top is trending (thanks to the Kardashians) so I’m sure the majority would sway that way.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 3

Look 4

This £220 Forever Unique nude jumpsuit is to die for! Match these with a pair of £45 Helsinki heeled sandals from ASOS. A £95 Fuschia Cross body Michael Kors  bag and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Luminous lip colour should do the finishing trick.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 4

If you are into nude and pastels like myself, which look would you wear? 

 

View similar looks here:

Ciara slayed in this Zara beige pearl embroidered blouse and beige pear embroidered skirt. Does she ever take a day off? I love this chic!

ciara in zara pearl skirt

Alesha Dixon wowed at the Britain’s Got Talent Cardiff auditions in a pretty Stella McCartney blush pink suit featuring tapered jogger-style pants which give the look a relaxed, chic vibe. I am in love with this look.

Kim Kardashian has been loving this Celine camel coat lately. She’s certainly been strictly sticking to her nude and beige tones this 2014.

kim kardashian nude outfit

Lupita Nyongo’o looked precious in a nude one shoulder dress at the Producers Guild Awards. Her dark skin tone really complimented this nude dress. Loved it!

lupita in flesh tone dress

Rihanna working it in a flesh tone veil headpiece, nude low neck jumper, nude cigarette pants and Christian Louboutin nude pumps.

rihanna nude outfit

Emma Stone stood out in a coral Calvin Klein dress  at the 2011 Golden Globes Award. This is one of my favourite looks from her. Ever.

Have an amazing weekend ahead.

Love & Light xx

Lydie

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Today’s SmART Fashion will focus on how to style a peplum strapless top. I’ve chosen this Tiffany Bustier Frill Top from Ohema Ohene because it’s just plain gorgeous. It’s also very versatile which means it can be dressed up or dressed down. And it’s in ankara print! In the past months, we’ve seen the peplum trend and African print (ankara) trend become increasingly popular amongst designers, celebrities and fashion lovers. Both trends are very fun but can sometimes be quite tricky when it comes to styling them up.

If you decide to go ahead and grab yourself this adorable TIFFANY BUSTIER FRILL TOP, £65 from Ohema Ohene OR if you own any peplum blouses, this post is made for you.

tiffany bustier frill blouse

Let’s get cracking shall we?

Look 1

White Pants – Let the top do the talking and keep it toned and simple with a dressy pair of Donna Karan white tailored wide-legged pants. Add character with a sexy pair of red heeled sandals and signature red lips and manicure. 

Look 1: 4 Ways To Rock A Print Peplum Top

Look 2

Cigarette Denim – Elongate your figure in a pair of slim distressed denim trousers accentuated with a black clutch and the notoriously sexy barely-there sandal. Opt for vampy makeup for a grunge effect. Hold your hair up in an effortless bun and kill it!

Look 2: 4 Ways To Rock A Print Peplum Top

Look 3

Leather Skirt – Dress up this bustier peplum print top with a staple leather skirt and statement accessories for a glam girls’ night out on the town. 

Look 3: 4 Ways To Rock A Print Peplum Top

Look 4

Short Shorts – Or you can dress down this frill blouse with a pair if short shorts and killer gladiator sandals. Keep a biker jacket in tow for when the weather gets moody.

Look 4: 4 ways To Rock A Print Peplum Top

I totally see myself wearing all of the above. But maybe I’m partial because I came up with the ensembles. If I had to pick one though, I’d go for the Leather Skirt. I’m suck a sucker for leather, a bold lip and lots of neck showing 🙂

What  is your favourite Look?

How would you wear this top?

Thanks stopping. Hope this helped.

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Love & Light

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The print trouser trend was quite popular last year and has certainly been carried over to 2013 by many print enthusiasts. Stars like Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Rihanna and Solange Knowles (aka Princess of All Things Print) have been spotted doing the print trend justice. 

If you’re looking to experiment with a few print bottoms, these tips might be for you.

1. Matchy Matchy

A daring and stand out way to wear a print trouser is by pairing it with a matching top or blazer. This look is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but I’ve seen some end results that make me certain it’s worth giving a try.

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Solange in Pencey Mia pants
I love how Fisayo of Mirror Me played down this sophisticated look with flats and a beanie.
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Beyonce in Philip Lim

Solange Knowles arrives for the Season Premiere of HBO's "GIRLS" in NYC

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This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon
This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon

2. Pair it with a Plain Top

As good as matchy matchy looks, sometimes it’s best to let the print shine by pairing it with a universal coloured top like black, white or pastel coloured top.

Joan Smalls killed it in a sheer top and all black accessories. Yes, that print uplifts the look.

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Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell

3. Play With Colours

You can also play with colours when wearing prints. An easy way is to pick one of the colours on the print and use it to accessorize your whole look.

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In my paisley pants, More about this look on OOTD-Paisley.

Best Finds

You can find details about my printed pants on my last OOTD. Click on item description to visit site. Opens in new link.

Splurge

Multicolor Cropped Printed Trouser, I’M ISOLA MARRAS, £297
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Floral print trouser, £495
Blue Paisley-print Trouser, ETRO, £370 (Click to buy)
Pencey Mia Pants, £103.23

Save

Ankle-length trousers, £34.99; Top £29.99, H&M
Ankle-length trousers, £34.99; Top £29.99, H&M 
Paisley print trousers, ZARA, £29.99
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Ankle-length floral trousers, H&M, £24.99
Aqua Armour Digital Print Trouser, ASOS, £75
Fluro paisley trousers, TOPSHOP, £55
ANIMAL EMBROIDERED JOGGERS, TOPSHOP, £25

Are printed trousers for you? Hope you found this useful.

Love and Light xx