14 August 2022

The one color that pulls all your outfits together!

Pull your outfits together: One-shoulder top, similar | Paige Cindy in ecrú | Schutz sandals | Loewe tote bag | Chanel necklace

The one color that pulls all your outfits together!

This next week I’m going on vacation, and I’ve been going to bed every night dreaming about packing!! It sounds ridiculous I know, but packing for two weeks in a carry on doesn’t sound easy. So now I’m in outfit planning mode, trying to bring the fewest pieces possible that make the cutest outfits. After playing around in my closet, it became clear that I should talk (again) about the one color that always pulls your outfits together. 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-colored 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! Keep reading to see which pieces you should invest in to pull your outfits together. I’ll give you my best suggestions, and my go-to’s for the best selection of favorites!

P.S. I’ve linked several bags in this post back to Fashionphile, which sells luxury pre-owned bags and accessories. This year they partnered with Neiman Marcus, and I visited their location on Rodeo Drive and saw first hand the white glove service. You can be assured when shopping off this site that you’re getting an authentic piece. I often locate hard-to-find pieces or older styles that have sold out, like my Dior Caro bag or Chanel necklace!


Street Style inspo


Images via Pinterest | Celine basket tote | Hermes sandals | Loewe Puzzle bag


First, invest in a great caramel-colored 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 Valentino tote is perfect. Here are a few other options I think you’ll really like!


Style board inspo — handbags

Rag & Bone blazer | Denim | Gucci slingbacks | Hat | ATM tee | Loewe bag


Handbag board #2

Faux shearling coat | Paige Cindy | J.Crew cashmere | White boot | Chloe tote



Then, make sure you’re covered re: shoes

I suggest making sure you have a great everyday sandal for warmer weather and a boot or loafer for cooler weather. It could be simple, like this one that I’ve worn everywhere for the past several months, or another splurge-worthy one like this. Even an animal print like this 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

Pink shirt jacket | Tank | Coated denim | Gucci mules | Straw tote | Baseball hat



Shoes board #2

Cardigan | Rails dress | Valentino sandals | $59 white tote | Earrings



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. 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!



Accessories style board

Green coat | Denim | Burberry handbag | Sneakers | Sunglasses | Hat | Baseball tee


Accessories board #2

Veronica Beard jacket | VB sweater | Denim | Gucci bag | Gucci loafers | Burberry scarf


Thank you for reading! xx

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