The timeless ease of a creme neutral wardrobe piece makes it simple to coordinate stylish outfits. Depending on the piece, it can be worn day or night for casual or formal affairs. From a short skirt to a slim fifties pencil skirt below the knee -- a creme skirt is a wardrobe basic that matches up easily with other neutrals. However, there are some accessorizes that go best with a cream skirt for a perfect ensemble.
Creme and Neutrals
Black, navy, plum, tan, charcoal, taupe and sable are the best neutral tones to wear with creme for a surefire look. These colors are interchangeable when used in a two tone mix with creme. Elegance can be found in the simplicity of two high contrast classics straight off the runway. A creme, knee length skirt with slim lines paired with a black (replace with any neutral where it says black) high-neck blouse, black high-heeled oxford patent shoes and a knee-skimming creme coat with a black skinny belt can go anywhere, preferably Paris. For easy daytime wear, select a delicate creme blouse or sweater for your short skirt. Cover with a short black pea coat and lace up black military boots. This contrast in styles will give it a fresh look. You can accessorize with silver jewelry. For formal drama, go all creme with white pearls, T-strap heels and an all- creme blouse, skirt and coat.
Creme and Colors
Pink, baby blue, pale blue-green, coral-red and rose are energized colors that will give a creme skirt a fresh pop. A Bottega Veneta inspired coral red floral blouse with high platform oxfords worn with a knee-length creme skirt has feminine appeal. A Valentino style blue and creme floral top and matching flowy ankle-length coat can be combined with a short creme skirt with T-strap heels. Taking the season's colors and combining them with designer style breathes new freshness into a neutral color.
Accessories that pull a look together with a 40's and 50's sensibility update a creme skirt outfit: metallic details, platform heeled Oxford shoes, T-strap evening shoes, short platform heeled boots, pointy toe sling backs with multiple buckled ankle straps. Add small clutches for evening, large satchels for day with silver accents, lacy cut-out wraps and two tone shoes and handbags. Skinny belts, rounded shoulders, long fur scarves and pearls.
Textures will refresh a creme skirt outfit: brushed metallic leathers, tweeds, mohair and cashmere combined with sheer flowy fabrics create high contrast for the updated look. In addition, patent leathers, wools, 20's inspired feather accents, velvets and lacy edges can add flair to your cream skirt ensemble.
Paule McKenna is a celebrity makeup artist for print TV and film who began her career as owner of Los Angeles' first makeup studio. She has a makeup line and enjoys writing, marketing and real estate at the beach.