It’s a color that brings to mind rayon dresses found in thrift stores, and your mom’s old power suits. Increase the youth factor by working in other neutral tones like cream and blush (another key color of the season) the way Stella McCartney did for her Spring/Summer 2010 line. It gives the beige trend a hint of the unexpected. Just be very careful in your choice of colors — pick the wrong palette for your skin tone, and you’ll look washed out.