Is taupe the new nude?
Nude heels were big news for 2011 and fast became somewhat of a style staple for women looking for a neutral shoe to match any outfit.
Now it's 2012 nude shades remain popular, but the tones have diversified a little, branching out into rose-tinted hues, creamy camel colours and taupes.
Taupe offers a darker nude, helping to contrast against your legs, rather than simply blending in and acting as a background for the rest of your look.
The Bailey Platform in dark taupe is a great example of a heel which fits the trend, yet stands out from the shoe rack.
It comes with a stylish block-heel, creating the ultimate silhouette for spring-summer fashion.
The rounded block-heel is a strong design sure to suit any leg shape and has been balanced with an angled platform, to combine both comfort and feminine style.
These shoes have been fashioned out of glossy patent leather and come with a looped peep-toe front and ankle strap detail, for that added touch of glamour.
Whether worn in the office or for an al fresco lunch date, these shoes eschew tip top sophistication and deserve to be well accessorised.
While taupe goes with any colour, it can't hurt to coordinate the patent gloss leather with a matching bag.
The Juniper Bag comes in a slightly lighter shade of taupe and offers a sleek, structured shape and brilliant craftsmanship, with its internal pockets and compartments.
This chic city carry-all is the ultimate in luxury accessories, with its satin inner lining, buckle and silver metallic chain details offering high quality finishing touches.
Why not even mix and match your taupe shades to create a multi-tonal effect?
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Jean Paul Gaultier brings drama to Paris's runways
Elie Saab showcases effortlessly beautiful collection
Valentino brings sheer beauty to Paris
Chanel epitomises Paris haute couture
Rabih Kayrouz debuts wearable haute couture
Dior lights up Paris haute couture scene
Salvatore Ferragamo captures the season with resort collection
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Alice Temperley: British women are great at finding their own style
DVF experiments with geometric prints and bright shades
Stella McCartney showcases resort collection
Christopher Kane: 'I love obnoxious neons'
Balmain to launch "younger", more affordable line
Gucci launches women's documentary award
Monochrome dominates Chanel cruise collection
Mulberry launches 40th anniversary book
Stella McCartney unveils Olympic collection
Online fashion grows as savvy shoppers take to the web
Karl Lagerfeld gives Diet Coke the Chanel treatment
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Paris Fashion Week draws to a close
Alexander McQueen's spirit lives on at Paris Fashion Week
Hermes brings serenity to Paris Fashion Week
Workwear inspiration drives Balmain's Paris show
Say hello to our new ambassador, Victoria!
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'Unexpected' Cavalli show closes Milan Fashion Week
Missoni presents 'fairytale' show at Milan Fashion Week
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Alexander McQueen continues to bewitch
MP calls for more diversity on the catwalk
Burberry splashes London Fashion Week with 'coats of many colours'
Anna Wintour applauds British fashion's 'sense of humour'
Calvin Klein dazzles on the last day of New York Fashion Week
Models to strut the catwalk for green causes
Catwalks 'should link idealised shapes with real figures'
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Matthew Williamson to launch new line
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Hospital gown gets a revamp
Burberry launches Retail Theatre
Christina Hendricks smoulders in trench coats
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Sherlock chic 'is new fashion craze'
"Discreet luxury" is now desirable
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The World's Greatest Catwalk comes to Copenhagen
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Older women more attractive, survey says
Older models 'are where it's at'
Anna Mouglalis takes on Coco role
Team GB to get designer outfits
Real women chosen for Ultimo Couture range
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