May 31st, 2016
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Beige Boots

I had an ‘aha’ moment when I saw the hashtag #beigeisthenewblack on Vogue Paris editor Suzanne Koller’s Instagram feed—I couldn’t agree more. This may be the first of many posts extolling one of my favorite neutrals, consider yourself forewarned…

Top image photographed and styled by Venetia Scott for the June issue of W, Céline look bottom, photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Anastasia Barbieri for the June/July issue of Vogue Paris.

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MIU MIU

Double-breasted wool coat

FRAME

Le high cropped straight-leg jeans

BLAZÉ MILANO

Shamrock black everyday blazer

LA DOUBLEJ

Via Della Spiga Printed stretch-cotton dress

YVES SALOMON

Reversible shearling coat

SONIA RYKIEL

Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt

HOGAN

Shearling sneakers

VALENTINO

Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress

PRADA

Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps

KHAITE

Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat

ISABEL MARANT

Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse

ISABEL MARANT

Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals

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  • The lower look is especially beautiful and luxurious. The sand/beige/stone palette is gorgeous, and I agree that it is an elegant neutral option and wearable year round. But I can’t imagine any color could replace black. Black will always have it’s place in the closet – I just don’t think a beige cocktail dress could ever rise to the level of a fabulous black one. For me, black patent pumps are a must, and beige patent would be optional.

    PaulaJune 1st, 2016  1:19 AM

     
  • Wow! Those boots in the second photo, I had pair of Sergio Rossi boots very much like that 30 years ago… they were sooo beautiful, just as these ones are.

    ClaireJune 1st, 2016  5:59 AM

     
  • Love these boots. Treat them like an accessory , wear them with a great black skirt or dress

    FeliciaJune 1st, 2016  7:43 AM

     
  • I love them. Not instead of black, but a great addition. I just bought a pair of beige boots (way more casual than the photos) and I know I’ll wear them year round.

    KathyJune 1st, 2016  8:31 AM

     
  • I think beige is very luxurious looking. It does always look more fragile than black though, which is part of its appeal to me. Black will always be the “work horse”, I think.

    AprilJune 1st, 2016  9:01 AM

     
  • Whenever my husband complains that I wear too much black I immediately gravitate toward the beige section of my closet. Aside from the potential of red wine spillage, it is my favorite–light and elegant.

    BarbaraJune 1st, 2016  9:03 AM

     
  • I love beige and tan. My only concern about the boots is keeping them clean in London where it’s normally rainy. Easier to go with the color in knits and bags.

    MMSJune 1st, 2016  9:42 AM

     
  • I wholeheartedly agree, Preston! The other end of the color spectrum is universally faltering and often more flattering than black.

    KWJune 1st, 2016  3:52 PM

     

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