Friday, March 27, 2009

Fashion U-Taupe-ia

If New York is a city of black coats, then Chicago is a city of taupe.

I can’t begin to count how many trench coats—running the gamut from white through stone to taupe—that I saw on the street and in cafes, and I found them all to be absolutely chic.

My own trench is navy, but I’m seriously thinking about investing in a taupe version. It will remind me so much of Catherine Deneuve in Umbrellas, that I just might break out in song.

And if I’m truly in the taupe zone, why, I simply should accessorize said trench with one of Hermes’ beautiful new taupe bags (truly a lovely shade, and which seems to be available only in-store).

Then, to taupe off the look, I’d select this pair of shoes:

I didn’t care for them when I saw them online, but in person the effect is so very different! I also like the juxtaposition of the prim trench with the beading, textured leather, and feathers . . .

And --ohh!--Tommy Ton has just taken some fab shots of variations on this shoe over at his place.
By the way, what color is your trench?


drollgirl said...

the taupe trench is sure a classic. i sort of look hideous in taupe, so that is my dilemma to work out. :[

WendyB said...

I've never been a taupe person, personally. But I love the idea of those shoes with a trench.