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A Fall Taupe That Won’t Wash You Out

Fall is about earth tones, like copper, rust, green, and burgundy, plus a handful of calming neutrals. At the top of the list is Taupe- a color that communicates stability and reassurance. Can anybody wear taupe or does it wash you out? That really depends on the shade of taupe you wear. There are two types:

Cool Taupe

Taupe is usually thought of as cool beige, or a grey brown. It has pink/ violet undertones and flatters women with cool (pink) skin and ashy hair.  If you have had your colors done and you know you are a winter or summer, then this is the taupe for you. If your skin and hair are warm (more golden than pink), then cool taupe is going to wash you out. It will look flat and lifeless.

Warm Taupe

Women with warm skin and hair who are a Spring or Autumn look best in Warm Taupe- a cozy beige that is grounded in nature. Warm Taupe is less ashy and more reddish than cool taupe. It is great for bringing a warm complexion to life. I’m a spring and warm taupe looks great on me. The slight hint of gold in warm taupe complements the golden undertones in my skin and hair.

 

warm taupe sweater

 

Sometimes warm taupe is hard to find, but luckily this year it is everywhere.  Warm taupe comes in a range of shades from light to dark including oatmeal, honey, caramel, tan and more. The color is my taupe utility jacket called sand.

 

How to Wear Warm Taupe

Mix varying shades of Warm Taupe for an elegant tone-on-tone look. Combine textures too, to make your outfit look more interesting, not flat.

Mix Shades of Taupe

More Ways to Wear Warm Taupe ( Cozy Beige)

  • Wear Warm Taupe with Black – a very chic combo.
  • Try it with Leopard Print, as I have
  • If you find a Warm Taupe Utility Jacket snap it up- Hint you can usually tell it is warm if zippers are gold.
  • Wear Red with Warm Taupe – another beautiful combo.
  • Add Warm Taupe accents to an outfit such as a bag and shoes.

warm-taupe-asymmetrical-sweater

Black and Taupe is Chic!

taupe sweater coat

 

An Oatmeal sweater coat is cozy!

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Try a sand-colored sweaterdress.

warm taupe accessories

Warm Taupe Accessories tone down this hot paprika color and add to the elegance.

 

What do you think of Fall’s Stand-Out Neutral? Do you wear taupe and how do you wear it? Send me a photo!

 

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  1. Thanks, Deborah for so many great ideas for dressing this fall! I have gotten lots of good ideas from you on what clothing items to pair together and accessory ideas too! I’ll have more confidence when I dress now. Thanks, again!