Whether you call it taupe, tan or toasted almond, this Pantone Spring 2015 shade may look like it’s hard to pull off (especially on a pale chick like myself), but I promise it’s not. It’s far from off-white or a light tan, so it’s socially acceptable to wear to weddings and it looks great against a spring or summer glow. The timeless shade pairs well with most pastels and brights, especially a bright orange or cooler pinks and mints. To keep the shade from overwhelming you– since it can blend into your skin tone– look for thicker, structured fabrics like suede or faux leather.
Formula X New Neutral in “Cocoa Bisque” | Selina Sunglasses | Reiss Marlin Skinny Leather Belt | Joie Kidmore Slip On Sneakers | Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Easy Baked” | TOPSHOP Fine Gauge Lurex Sweater | Target Satchel Handbag | Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in “Nude Almond” | Modcloth Trimming With Enthusiasm Top
I have a pair of work chinos that are in this exact shade and I wear them often in the spring and summer since they’re so versatile. I can easily dress them up with a lace top or dress them down with a basic striped tee (yay for work dress codes that aren’t too strict!)