Inspired by Pantone: sand


Bottega Veneta dress in L'Officiel Serbia April 2008 (photography: Jon Compson, styling: Vanessa Bellugeon)

The elegance of a woman wearing a gorgeous biscuity coloured clothes is undeniable. I've always thought that the Italians did it best - after all, those ancient walls touched by softly painted frescos and the golden hues of Venice couldn't have been more inspirational for the eye and refined sense of style.
Essentially beige, sand is just one of the beautiful colours within one of the most scrumptious palettes out there, so instead of focusing on the trendy side of things (and yes, Sand was one of the Spring/Summer 2014 Pantone choices), lets think of the quiet allure of light browns and their timelessness.
And what about the wonderful names, often just as tempting as the garments... From comforting oatmeal, sweet honey (I borrowed this one from Burberry - how clever are they!) and sober ecru to cafe au lait, tan, caramel and camel, they are music to my ears and an absolute delight for the eyes!

Building a perfect wardrobe or looking for some season transitional pieces? Don't forget about these colours because it's impossible to go wrong with a classic camel coat, sand-coloured trench or a light amber dress. Pair with browns, red, burgundy, blues, greys or black. And if you feel that the new favourite hue suddenly makes you look washed out, just add a bit of cream or white to frame the face.

And now - a few beautiful shopping ideas...

Inspired by Pantone Spring/Summer 2014 colour report | Sand | Nude & beige classic wardrobe buys

Photo source: L'Officiel Serbia April 2008 (photography: Jon Compson, styling: Vanessa Bellugeon), sand on a runway at Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2014, Tod's Spring/Summer 2014, Trussardi Spring/Summer 2014, Anteprima Spring/Summer 2014, A.F. Vandevorst Spring/Summer 2014, Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2014, Valentino Spring/Summer 2014, Gianfranco Ferre Spring/Summer 2014, Cushnie et Ochs Spring/Summer 2014, Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2014, Max Mara Spring/Summer 2014, Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2014, Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2014, Daks Fall/Winter 2014, 3.1. Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2014, Felder Felder Fall/Winter 2014, Tome Fall/Winter 2014, Chloe Fall/Winter 2014, Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2014, Sonia Rykiel Fall/Winter 2014, Hermes Fall/Winter 2014, Christophe Lemaire Fall/Winter 2014, Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 via,


  1. Soft hues like these have an elegance that I love. The laser cut skirt is my favourite. Beautiful intro image a well.x
    Afternoon Tea Party

  2. Its a timeless chic shade which always makes the looks sophisticated, classy and feminine. And totally love it! I wanna grab that cashmere sweater for the upcoming seasons, too lovely! Have a great weekend Natalia! xo

  3. great colors and inspo!

  4. Натешенька,Вы мой самый любимый гид в движения моды и стиля,правда!
    Конечно же я слежу за подиумом и сама замечаю тонкости и детали,важные на данный момент...
    Но именно такие нюансы как сочетание цвета со стилем и направлением в моде,а так же очень немаловажные тонкости в деталях одежды.... Вы умеете так хорошо и красиво написать об этом что хочется смотреть и замечать ещё больше красоты!:)
    Спасибо огромное за этот фантастический пост!

  5. This is surely proof that you can't go wrong with a beautiful neutral :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  6. Love these colors and their names! It's timeless!

  7. you can do anything with Sand...happy weekend my love!

  8. I love this colour... alas, it blends right into my skinetone and makes me look like I'm wearing nothing at all, so I'm content to admire it on others :)

  9. I love neutrals! So this excites me. It will never go out of style. Gorgeous!

  10. I love neutrals, the elegance of hazelnut ice cream tones! And I'd love to get everything in your shopping board!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook / International Giveaway

  11. Timeless and chic colours. I want to include more of these tones in my wardrobe and move away from black.

  12. Gorgeous photos! What a great color to have in your closet-----so timeless & chic! Just picked up a "sand" colored bag this weekend, and I can see myself using it for years to come!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx

  13. I'll always love neutrals, dear Natalia...and variations of beige are definitely on that list!! P.S. I've never thought about it before, but you are so right...these shades have the most delicious-sounding names!! Caramel, biscuit, latte...yumm!!