While classic black ankle boots will always have a place in our closets (and our hearts), and their bright-white counterparts continue to rule the trend circuit, you can’t deny that a versatile pair of taupe boots should be a go-to staple in your closet, and the color proves itself again every year. Taupe boots can be worn with nearly anything, and they feel like a refreshing alternative to all your black or white pairs. To illustrate our point, we’ve rounded up a few It girl–approved ensembles that feature all shades of taupe. Give yourself a healthy dose of sartorial inspiration and check them all out below. Then, shop each outfit to wear the boot trend all the way through the winter season.
Style Tip: For a look that makes an impact, opt for a a neutral outfit featuring cream and white hues. I’ve subscribed to wearing white after summer. These boots will pair seamlessly with any ensemble. Style Tip: Taupe boots will look amazing with other everyday staples such as a shearling coat and jeans. Wear this faux shearling–lined coat through the early spring. The combat boot trend is going strong. Style Tip: Lucky enough for warmer weather during the fall and winter? Try tall taupe boots with a tweed mini or midi dress. Long sleeves ensure this dress covers all your bases. Style these with your favorite dress or pair of jeans. Style Tip: Fur accents in your outfit will effortlessly elevate your taupe boots. This oversized collar is dramatic in the best way. The laced front and geometric heel add an interesting layer to this taupe boot. Style Tip: Block heel taupe boots help elevate even the most casual outfits. This knit pullover looks so cozy. This is forever a classic style. Style Tip: Swap out your black booties with a pair of taupe boots for a slightly unexpected look. You’ll never want to take this warm, faux-shearling coat off. I’ve been all about fun heel silhouettes lately. Style Tip: Pair your taupe boots with the coat of the season. Taking the puffer coat to new lengths — literally. A boot you’ll wear for years to come. Style Tip: Monochrome is always a safe bet. Two things I love: Cashmere and waffle knit. This taupe boot has just a touch of cowgirl energy. Style Tip: Leather taupe boots with a leather top will create a super luxe look. I can’t get over how buttery this looks. This taupe boot comes complete with a super functional inside zipper. Style Tip: You can never go wrong with this combination. You can’t go wrong with a classic plaid pair of pants. This heel height is great for wearing all day long. Style Tip: Knee-high taupe boots will look amazing with an oversized blazer for those in-between weather days. Pair this oversized blazer with straight leg jeans, or go super-oversized, and wear it as a dress. Chunky soles may be the biggest boot trend of the season, making these rain boots more than just functional.