I’ve been talking about my love of taupe for several years now. It originally started in the summer with a pair of taupe booties….then a backpack….and then I realized that summer was long-gone but my taupe obsession was not.
Two years later, here we are.
Taupe booties have the freshness of white ankle boots (or close, anyway), without the statement. White boots are a THING. Taupe boots? They’re just an easy, albeit unexpected choice. They’re like KISS before the makeup, Shakira without the hips – still cool, but not, ya know, rockstars. (Also, can lie.) Thank you, intern Sydney, for these nuggets of comparison gold.
In any case, taupe accessories – booties included – are an easy way to update winter blacks. Black puffer jackets, black sweater, black jeans….try taupe! And while I don’t usually match my shoes and bags exactly….various shades of taupe (or even a light gray) all seem to work together to lighten up my usual winter outfits.
jacket: old IRO, but this Madewell jacket is really similar (and soft!!) and beloved by readers.
jeans: my usual AG Legging Jeans (I’m wearing a 25 in these, but I should’ve gotten the 24)
scarf: Sole Society Textured Leopard Print Scarf c/o – obsessed with Sole Society’s giant blanket scarves, and this one is so pretty. There’s a few other blanket scarves that would look cute with taupe booties, however, if silver leopard isn’t your thing (but seriously, how could it not be??)
bag: Sole Society Carly Backpack c/o – I love the color, shape, and size of this backpack, but I don’t love the clasp. Luckily, there’s an internal drawstring that works well if you don’t want to futz with the magnetic closure. But if that will bug you, Sole Society has a whole range of affordable bags in taupe, all perfect for testing out the versatility of taupe in winter. Here are my favs….
A huge thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this post!! I love working with you guys – figuring out how to try new trends or styling ideas in an affordable way is always so much fun. And readers, thank you for your continued support! It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.
photo credit: Redfield Photography