Neutral colours can be a constant staple in any mans wardrobe, and on a recent trip to Marrakech I noticed that the local people wore a lot of neutral colours, but it wasn’t the usual black, grey and white – it was various shades of beiges, browns and cream; and I realised that this is the way to add a bit of variety to what could be quite a dull outfit.
If you want to wear these desert tones then mix different shades on top and bottom, try a deep beige shirt with brown linen trousers for a cool summer evening, or pale chino shorts with a burnt orange top. It doesn’t have to be just a block colour either; subtle hints of these colours such as brown Aztec detailing also work well, and can be worn with denim or casual trousers.
In terms of accessories then go for browns and leather, for example a leather satchel or wooden beaded bracelets and necklaces; footwear can range from brogues to flip-flops, it depends if you want to look preppy or casual. The beauty of wearing neutrals is that they can be worn over and over again in many different ways, one day you can be wearing a pair of shorts, flip-flops and a cream shirt, then the next you could be wearing that same shirt with some fitted trousers, braces and brogues.
If you have quite pale skin then try not to wear the shades with tones of red and orange, instead go for stone shades and soft browns; whereas if your skin is darker then you can go for stronger/darker browns and oranges.
Desert toned neutrals are the perfect way to add a bit of warmth to the not so sunny summer, so give them a try, but remember that neutral tones can be used throughout the year so make sure you keep them in your wardrobe.
Are you a bigger fan of colour when it comes to constructing looks in the summer? Or are you a fan of combining neutral tones? Let us know!