Do Black And Nude Right, With A Little Help From 90s Vogue

In the July 1995 issue of Vogue, photographer Pamela Hanson photographed supermodel bombshells Niki Taylor and Kirsty Hume for a dreamy editorial spread called, “The Long, Cool Summer.” Crisp beige sweaters, a-line skirts and dresses worked in unison with staple black garments and accessories like pointed-toe heels, turtlenecks and purses to put on a parade of looks that would make as much of an elegantly airy statement during the warmer months of summer as they would when they would be transitioned, layered into cozy combinations, into autumn. The classic marriage of black and tan works together just as seamlessly 20 years ago as it does now.

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1. This satin bralet by Warehouse can be just as easily dressed up for an evening soiree as it could be dressed down for a sexy going out look. In this instance, it elegantly tops off the outfit and contrasts the skirt’s fabric without being overbearing.

2. As the focal point of the look, rightfully so as the only beige garment, this embroidered lace skirt by Alice and Olivia gives an element of textural interest to the ensemble. The crochet-like fabric echos the aesthetics for the ideal bohemian look that summer begs for.

3. Borrowing more from the 90s besides this editorial inspiration, this rose gold choker by Vanessa Mooney is a beautifully updated version of its more outdated neck-adorning counterparts.

4. Besides the clothes, what really makes the looks from this spread so great are the models’ flawless, smoldering smokey eyes. Smokissime powder eyeliner by L’oréal lets you achieve just that for yourself with ease.

5. What can be better than a sexy, pointed-toe pump that is also easy to walk in? These Sam Edelman Okala pumps have a 3.25-inch heel, and can be worn anywhere and with almost anything.

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