Taupe Everlasting, part two
More cute things in a confusing shade!
Hi and happy Friday!
Today’s newsletter is a continuation on my panegyric of the color taupe, having kicked off Tuesday with a big love letter and equally big shopping list. This one is much more image-heavy and thus will be lighter on the prose.
But first, an update! I have a pop-up TOMORROW with the ever-lovely and forever-stylish Club Vintage, here’s the flyer, I hope you can make it! Also here and here are some small previews of what I’ll be bringing. And if you can’t be there irl, follow CV’s stories as they’ll put some items online, as well!
If you’ll miss me this week, I’ll have a couple racks all weekend the following weekend (18&19) at St. Hrouda so you’ll have another chance to shop irl, tooooo.
But back to taupe! It’s been walking up and down the FW23 runways and the proof is in the pudding collage:
Spring is approaching in NYC so the mileage you’ll get out of heavy taupe wools will be minimal, so here are three styled looks for the coming months…
These pants! The cut is so modern and cool and I love the way the belt fits through the slot at the button. It’s their world and black accessories are only living in it, so we’ve got a soft angora polo (cheapest I’ve ever found!), with some sleek pointed boots and an equally sleek bag. Add trench as needed!
This is my Meg-Ryan-in-You’ve-Got-Mail look - she would be all over this boatneck tunic. While you could easily throw on some straight black pants or jeans, I gravitate toward these cropped flared pants (with split hem!) because it punctuates the outfit better and seems more intentional. These kinds of pants are also excellent showcases for shoes and I know I’ve shared the tan/black version of these before but I love raffia oxfords! Then just add a Gucci-esque bag and it’s like you’re the cool Italian Kathleen Kelly.
I’m tooting my own horn again because I’ve styled this exact look before - with shorts that cover knee/thigh-high boots - and it was used a lot in both Lemaire and Hermès’ runway shows (and probably others but I couldn’t keep up). So, hop on it now and be the coolest kid in town. I like the blocking of this look where it’s all taupe up top and all black on the bottom. Like, a crisp white button down would work here and look good, but like the pants in #2, double taupe just feels more intentional. Also, here’s some Lauren Manoogian for under $100 - you’re welcome!
1. Suede pants & bodysuit set, $75. A steal!
2. Chaus silk blazer, $48. A classic.
3. Chaus culotte shorts, $27. Great for the short+boots look.
4. Cut-out back shirt dress, $47. Click link for the back!
5. Cropped sweater, $32. Closet staple.
6. Satin blazer jumpsuit, $55. Fun! Great birthday celebration look.
7. Striped snake purse, $30. Chic.
8. Saks Fifth Ave 3-piece knit set, $89. The pictures make this look dowdy, but you could really pull a Row or Manoogian with this.
9. Crinkle lounge set, $43. Easy throw on!
10. Collarless blouse, $44. Closet staple part two.
11. Balmoral sweater, $20. For the Scots!
12. Pom pom heels, $34. Get. out.
13. Diamond knit crop top, $35. Technically tan but I wanted to include it!
14. Nubby striped sweater, $36. Great texture.
15. Pom pom knit micromini, $45. Petite people, this one’s for you!
As always, thank you for being here and I hope I see you at the pop-up tomorrow! xx Maggie