Nude dresses and accessories have been one of the spring and summer’s hottest trends, and it looks like the fleshy fad will be sticking around well into the cooler months of 2011. Recently, we spotted the gorgeous Kelly Rowland at The X Factor auditions in Glasgow, Scotland wearing an amazing nude look that’s flattering and fall-ready. The newly-crowned judge of Simon Cowell’s smash hit reality show opted for a super chic necktie blouse by Chloe, and paired it with an abstract print skirt by Matthew Williamson. She completed her ensemble with trendy cutout booties courtesy of Fendi, and a sleek and smooth blowout that highlighted her adorable bangs.
We usually love Kelly’s style picks, but this may be our favorite look yet from the soulful singer and music mogul. Keep reading to learn how to mix and match your nudes to make them appropriate for fall weather, and discover star secrets for keeping your locks straight and shiny.
Even though shades of beige and taupe are airy and light, it’s simple to make them work for fall. Take a page out of Kelly’s stylebook and search for shapes with long sleeves and fun visual details. We love Kelly’s blouse, but if Chloe duds aren’t in your clothing budget this fall, recreate the look with a breezy nude scarf. Complete your outfit with a patterned skirt or wide-leg trouser for an office appropriate look that will also be spot on-trend once the mercury falls.
Kelly’s pin-straight locks aren’t practical for the beach, but once fall arrives, maintaining your sleek and sexy blowout is a snap with the right products. Before smoothing locks with a ceramic flat iron, guard against damage with a heat-protecting serum or spray. Finish with a flexible-hold hairspray to keep your style locked in place, but still touchable, and steer clear of heat and moisture until you’re ready to switch your style.