taupe boots
dress: Ramy Brook (or rent it at Rent The Runway) boots: Sole Society (similar here) clutch: Sole Society (try this instead), statement ring: Alexis Bittar

Taupe boots are the worst in the sense that few people know how to wear them. Also, stores use the word “taupe” quite aimlessly. Taupe seems to be used for every earthy color, from olive green and brown to grey and beige. Although, I don’t blame them. Someone asked me what color taupe was the other day and I found myself saying, “It’s kinda like a warm, light grey or a dirty beige.” To give you the best idea of how to wear taupe boots, I invited back Paulina Morales of Lil Bits of Chic to show you more ways than one.

What To Wear With Taupe Boots aka What Colors Go With Taupe Boots

Taupe boots can look dirty and sad if you pair them with bright white, shiny pastels, or any color particularly joyous. All bright colors are a no-no, and you never want to pair them with anything “hot.” You know, neon colors. You also want to skip crisp, dark colors like black or navy. And let’s not forget to skip highly-saturated colors like a deep, dark burgundy. Basically, there are a lot more “no” colors than there are “yes” colors that go with taupe.

Taupe boots look best with earth tones. Think cream, muted neutrals, and sage green. You can pair taupe with other colors, but make sure they are “soft” shades of those colors. Paulina did a great job of showing you how to pair taupe with red. Do you see how the red in her dress is muted? You can also pair taupe with a soft plum, tan, or medium grey. Although don’t pair it with light grey — they are too close in hue. Oops, look there. Another color not to wear with taupe. I should tell you now that taupe boots are not a highly versatile shoe choice. They may not be an efficient purchase for those seeking versatility — unless your whole wardrobe is full of cream, sage green, and soft muted neutrals. Check out the Shop This Post below for my favorite dresses, sweaters, and tops that will pair beautifully with your taupe shoes. And keep reading for more outfit ideas!


How To Wear Taupe Boots – Best Dresses To Wear With Tall Taupe Boots

The best dresses to wear with tall taupe boots are shorter dresses. And as I mentioned, you want these dresses to be in an earth-tone palette, like cream, muted burgundy, sage green, and olive green. Here are my favorite dresses to wear with tall taupe boots this season:

    1. WAYF x Jourdan Sloane Sophie Feather Cuff Long Sleeve Sweater Dress in camel
    2. WAYF x Jourdan Sloane Diane Half Zip Long Sleeve Sweater Minidress in heather grey
    3. Fraiche by J Tie Front Sweater Dress in heather grey

Best Dresses To Wear With Taupe Booties

When wearing taupe booties, aka shorter boots, you can wear a dress of basically any length. I am particularly fond of the midi dress with booties look. Here are my favorite dresses to wear with taupe booties:

  1. Lafayette Cashmere Midi Sweater Dress in toffee
  2. Faherty Jackson Sweater Dress in oatmeal heather
  3. REISS Fallon Knitted Turtleneck Bodycon Dress in oatmeal

Shirts To Wear With Taupe Boots

Of course, one of the go-to looks with taupe booties is cropped jeans and a top. Here are a few earth-tone shirts and sweaters to wear with taupe booties this season:

  1. Desert Dreamer Intarsia Face Crewneck Sweater in sage
  2. Nordstrom Signature Side Slit Mock Neck Cashmere Sweater in camel
  3. Nordstrom Signature Wool & Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater in beige oatmeal
  4. Free People Mock Neck Sweater in ivory

Best Color Jeans To Wear With Taupe Boots

When wearing taupe booties, stay away from dark or highly saturated hues of denim. Instead opt for medium or lighter blue jeans, like the Good American high waist skinny jeans. You can also wear olive green jeans like these by KUT from the Kloth. Here are a few more…

  1. Good American High Waist Medium Blue Skinny Jeans
  2. Good American Good Legs Skinny Jeans in Blue655
  3. Banana Republic Crop Boot Jean in Ecru Wash
  4. NYDJ Alina Ankle Skinny Jeans in Reverence
  5. Joe’s The Charlie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans in Ignite
  6. Joe’s Twiggy High Waist Long Skinny Jeans in Persuasion
  7. KUT from the Kloth Mia High Rise Toothpick Skinny Jeans in Hunter Green
  8. Liverpool ‘Abby’ Skinny Pants in Olive Bark

Best Leggings for Taupe Boots

I adore these deep olive Liverpool leggings with taupe boots. Any kind of muted legging will enhance a taupe boot. Per the theme of taupe boots, stay away from anything too dark or too bright. I also like these light brown (Cacao) leggings by Splendid.

Photos by Dayley Photography 

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