Black and taupe go together like peas and carrots, seriously. Never, ever question whether you can wear them together. Taupe is in the nude family and the two colors are used interchangeably. You can go back and forth all day about whether a pair of shoes is taupe or nude. If they're close to your skin's natural color they're going to make your legs look longer, leaner and more toned. And that's nothing to argue about.
A pair of nude heels is one of your best friends from your wardrobe. They were first made by crazy expensive shoe designers and only showed up on the red carpet. But, thankfully for everyone else they're now made by just about every shoe manufacturer, at every price point. You can wear your taupe heels with your perfect little black wrap dress for the office. Don't have a little black wrap dress? Get one. Funerals, brunches, meetings, day at the office -- it works for all of them. Don't forget a pashmina in a bright color to add some punch to the look.
Red Carpet Ready
Every girl has her favorite sexy little black dress. It's the va-va-voom number that fits in all the right places. Maybe it's a simple mini-sheath or you took inspiration from Angelina Jolie and got a little sequined number. Regardless of the style or the cut of the dress, put on your taupe shoes and you're ready to hit the town. If the dress has embellishments, keep the jewelry simple. If the dress is plain, add some bling.
Day Time Ready
Who says that taupe shoes have to be heels? No one. Sport a little black tank dress with a pair of patent, taupe, ballet flats and you have an instant feminine look. Add a school boy blazer for a preppy look or a denim jacket for something a little bit younger and more casual. Add a broach to your topper to add some umph. Keep the broach to a vintage-looking design, to keep it classy.
What to Avoid or Not
Usually there's a host of things to be careful of whenever you're trying to pair two specific pieces in your closet. There's a lot to think of when it comes to style and fit. But, there's a surprise with a black dress and taupe shoe. You don't have to worry about anything. They're always going to look chic together. If you're ever pressed for time or feeling anxious about your outfit, take out these two items and put them together.