6 January 2022

This one color works magic on every outfit!

Vince top | Paige Cindy écru denim | Schutz sandal | Loewe tote | Sunglasses, similar | Michele watch

This one color works magic on every outfit!

… see for yourself

In a couple of weeks I’m heading to Palm Springs for a little sunshine, so I finally decided to purchase this YSL sandal because it works perfectly with the Loewe straw bag I already own. After playing around in my closet, it became clear that I should talk (again) about the one color that always works. After helping thousands of women in the dressing room for over two decades, I’ve learned a few lessons, and one of them is this: owning caramel pieces is really important! This one color works magic on every outfit, and today’s post will show you how.

Caramel is the one color that always works for ALL seasons. It compliments ALL other colors: black, white, gray, navy, chambray, pink, bright pink, tan, green … I think you get the idea 🙂 Caramel (aka cognac or saddle brown) is sophisticated, elegant and timeless — a true classic. I’m even going to add leopard to the list since it’s in the same color family. Talk about versatile!

So, now the question is: which pieces should you invest in? Well, keep reading and I’ll give you my best suggestions, and they’re all available at Nordstrom — my go-to for the best selection of favorites!

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Style inspo


@Damselindior | Loewe Puzzle bag | Images via Pinterest


First, invest in a great bag

This is probably the most important caramel-colored piece to own. Find one you love at a price that works, and then make the investment. Look at this Loewe Puzzle bag; the color is perfect, and the quality is impeccable. I love this Instagram favorite straw bag, and this new Chloe tote is perfect. Here are a few other options I think you’ll really like!



Style board inspo – handbags



Left: Cardigan | White tank | White jeans | Leopard sneaker | Loewe crossbody | Sunglasses | Earrings | Right: Veronica Beard blazer | ATM | Prada shoes | Handbag | Scarf | Denim | Watch


Then, make sure you’re covered re: shoes

I suggest making sure you have a great everyday sandal. It could be simple, like this one that I’ve worn everywhere for the last several years, or a splurge-worthy one like this. Even an animal print like this brand new one works amazingly well. Just choose one that’s versatile, and it will go with every single thing you own! Again, caramel is the one color that always works.


Style board inspo – shoes


Left: Trench coat | Vince blouse | Sandals | YSL bag | Lipstick | Gucci lipstick | Denim | Sunglasses | Right: AG dress | Vince sweater | Loewe tote | YSL sandal | Ring | Lipgloss | Sunglasses


Accessories are the finishing touch

Definitely add a caramel-colored belt! This affordable one by Madewell is a great color, and everyone loves it. For a designer splurge, try this one or this one. I’d also add a leopard belt, because you’ll have it for years to come. Shinola watches are another way to add a little color – I love this one. Lastly, a scarf to tie on your bag isn’t necessary, but really fun if you find one you love!




Accessory Style Board inspo

Left: Madewell leather jacket | YSL tote | ATM tee | Burberry scarf | Sneakers | Baies candle | BB hat | Necklace | Denim | Right: Denim jacket | AGL boots | Earrings | Tank | Denim | Burberry scarf | Hat


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