Beige is the new black - business Summer dressing in the city


Beige Is The New Black: Business Capsule Wardrobe

Yes it’s true, beige (of all colours) is the new black!
And Yes it’s true, there are prints and patterns galore this Summer, from florals to marine and nature prints to stripes, checks and gingham.

Without dampening your enthusiasm for this season’s choices of print, let me inject a word of caution for Summer business wear:

CWC style tip: You’re not on vacation, yet!


Yes as the heat rises it’s tempting to want to waft around the office in a boho-style maxi dress, or to turn up in a floaty unstructured number, perhaps even risking an off-the-shoulder piece on Dress Down Friday but are you reflecting the business image you wish to convey and for your colleagues and clients to receive?

If you feel your outfit might, just might, give the illusion of nightclothes, Mediterranean holidays, weekends on the beach or dress-right-down picnic days, choose another look!

Instead, buck the print trend by wearing the latest  ‘beige is the new black’ drift.
Beige colours range from the softest powder to putty and from bisque to taupe and stone. 

Beige Is The New Black 

Below you’ll find below a selection of quietly sophisticated dresses that reflect both Summer and business environments.

There’s no need to shout ‘Look at me’ with statement florals or animal prints.
Stand out with low key, understated yet beautifully styled pieces. 

CWC style tip: Keep your accessories equally discerning.


Beige is the new black - business capsule wardrobe


Dresses from Max Mara, Akris, Georgia Armani, Sosandar and LK Bennett.

Beige midi dress, Max Mara
Coffee & cream animal print dress, Sosandar
Beige asymmetric dress, Akris
Dusky pink crepe dress, Giorgio Armani  
Putty pleated dress, LK Bennett
Natural bisque slingback, Stuart Weitzman
Riviera sunglasses in nude, Aspinal of London
Soft taupe patent croc bag, Aspinal of London
Blush beige courts, Valentino Garavani


If you don’t know which hue of beige is the one that will make you look a million dollars (instead of a wash-out), just get in touch.

You want to look on-trend and business-savvy and that includes ensuring your business appearance is up-to-date too.


Further reading:
How to include polka dots into your business wardrobe this Spring