Spring 2009 Trend: Nude

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Spring Trend: Nude


From left: 3.1 Philip Lim, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen (Courtesy of Style.com)

Trends seem to come in pairs of opposites lately. While brights are in for spring 2009, on the other end of the color spectrum, toned-down nude shades are a big trend as well.

Almost every designer who showed for Spring 2009 incorporated nudes into his or her color palate. Everyone from Gucci to Stella McCartney seemed to be obsessed with subtle shades of beige and tan, so it's safe to say that this is a huge fashion trend for spring.

My thoughts? I'm personally a big fan of nude shades paired with white, other nudes, or even black. It's a look that's very natural, sexy, and easy to pull off. I'll definitely be wearing this look come spring.

Ways To Wear It

There are so many ways to incorporate some nude into your wardrobe, and none of them involve getting naked! From jackets to shoes, nude shades work well almost anywhere in your outfit. Here are some tips to wearing nudes this season:

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Try nude pumps.

Nude Pumps

Clockwise from top:rsvp Cassidy ($72), Jessica Simpson Teluride ($80.06), MICHAEL Michael Kors Nash Pump ($143), Jessica Simpson Lizza ($88.95), BCBGirls Eslin Hiheel ($98.96)

Nude pumps are one of the easiest way to try this trend out without a big investment. Even better, nude pumps are truly a wardrobe essential, so they won't go out of style anytime soon. One of my favorite things about nude pumps is that they make your legs look a mile long - a flattering look on any body type!

Nude pumps are a true "neutral" in any outfit, which means you can wear them with anything! Sport them with a little black dress or a pencil skirt and bright top. The combinations are endless!

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Pair nude with black or white.

Black and white paired wth nude

Product Information: Top - Topshop, Leggings - Charlotte Russe, Fringe dress - H&M, Bag - Topshop, Shoes - H&M, Black/Nude Dress - Forever 21

The hottest way to wear nude this season is paired with a neutral like black or white. It keeps the look chic and modern, and lets the nude hue really stand out. Try black skinny jeans, a nude tank, and a black or white blazer for a look that's straight off the runways. Or find a dress that incorporates both, like the Forever 21 number in the picture above.

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Try nude accessories.

Givenchy Bow Headband in Nude


Givenchy headband (Photo from Style.com)

If you aren't feeling nude-colored clothing or shoes, consider incorporating a tiny bit of the trend into your look with accessories. Givenchy did a cute nude headband with an adorably simple bow in the photo above. It's become a super-hot item lately, and would be simple to DIY with a simple headband and some matching ribbon. This Forever 21 headband in cream is very similar too.

What do you think?

You've heard my thoughts on the nude trend, but now I want to know yours. Will you be wearing this trend for spring, or are you gonna skip it? How would you wear nude shades? Leave a comment!