As you guys might have noticed, I looove all kind of pastel and mixed, hard to define colors. The one that has caught my eye over the last years and that I find totally underrated is taupe. It’s not only the color I dyed my hair (it’s called platinum milkshake) but also one of my intuitive go to choices when it comes to clothes. It looks amazing among any fabrics because of its unobtrusiveness.
Taupe colors fall into a range from dark tan to grayish brown or brownish gray. The word derives from the French noun taupe, which in turn is from the Latin talpa, both meaning “mole”.
Defined as brownish gray, taupe (technically a Sherwin-Williams hue called “ Poised Taupe”) got the big honors for 2017 because it “signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color”, the company said in a statement. The Sherwin–Williams Company is an American Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry.
Not hot or cold, gray or brown, dark or light, taupe exists somewhere in the lukewarm middle zone. Neutrals are shifting, it’s alway been grays, now they’re warming up. Taupe might not be the riskiest choice you might think. But it can be – I have always to stay on the colder side because I’m cold type (this doesn’t have to do anything with weather you’re light or dark, it’s about the undertone) and would look ridiculous with a too sandy color.
Nevertheless, in this very casual every day style I wear a cotton coat from Zara, the silky top is from Mango, the jeans are H&M, the heels and the backpack from Zara and the watch is Armani.
We shot it in the streets of Munich, like literally two minutes from my friend’s house.