In the past few months, lots of cool brunettes have been discovering – and often celebrating – the un-pigmented strands of hair they have long been coloring over. If you are one with this wonderfully mixed hair color, consider shifting your Key Neutral to taupe ( a grayed brown … or a brown-y gray, whichever way you want to think of it). Taupe is a sophisticated, complex, Armani-type neutral that looks great on women with color patterns like this:
The first step in transitioning your wardrobe is buying or sewing a Core Four grouping in Taupe. Finding it in ready-to-wear can be hard – try Chicos or j.jill and check back monthly until it shows up. Sewing can be a lot easier. Our fabulous Ponte knit comes in both Light Taupe and Mid Taupe and is the perfect weight for an season-spanning core group. Happy to send you color samples – just use the contact form to request them, and remember to include your address.
A Core Four consists of 2 different bottoms, and under-layer top and a jacket or cardigan over-layer. You can see an example in navy HERE. That starter set lets you build countless outfits just by mixing with contrast color under-layer and over-layers.
Taupe core pieces are likely to work fairly well with the accent that are already in your wardrobe. But they are mountain-top with equally complex, dusty accent colors like these: