A Nude Pleated Dress for Summer
The summer heat ambushed me this week; the temperature increased like 20 degrees from one day to the next and it seems to have no intent on stopping. The weather app forecasts temperatures in the hundreds all weekend and next week! I’ve lived here for 24 years, you’d think I’d be used to it by now but it hits my boyfriend and I like a ton of bricks every year. I can’t ever get used to it. So what does this mean for my outfits? Shorts, skirts and dresses. Decrease the amount of layers and wear light airy clothing, like this the pleated dress.
This dress originally came with a black ribbon belt but I opted to switch it for this beaded belt instead which gave it more of a lighter feeling and an added embellished touch. This dress can also be worn without a belt but I prefer to have emphasis on the waist and I like the structure a belt gives the overall look. I’m also going to give no belt a try, so look for that outfit soon. For the slightest hint of color I added a pair of orange and tan heels, still keeping on the warm side of the color spectrum.
Wearing nude clothing can be a little tricky, depending on the piece. Wearing a tight nude top can make it look as if you’re wearing nothing at all, unless that’s the look you’re going for. Personally, I don’t particularly like it. When selecting nude pieces take into consideration two things; the fabric and the color. For nude tops and dresses I usually select a chiffon fabric, it’s lightweight and has movement. The key is to avoid skintight. As for the shade of nude, it may be obvious, but select a color that compliments your skin tone. Those with lighter complexions should look for rosier, pink shades, and those with darker skin tones taupe nudes.
I would love to know, how do you wear nude pieces?