Each new year is an opportunity to reassess your style, and nothing overhauls an outfit quite like new accessories. Thanks to this season’s ’70s nostalgia, the hottest color around right now is tan, eagerly embraced on the runway by designers from Prada to Saint Laurent, as well as new accessory labels such as By Far and Boyy. Its natural partner is cream, but tan also beautifully offsets earthy ochre, pale beige, khaki and dark denim. These are the tan accessories that will lift your entire look this season…
Tan lends itself well to shoes with a summery feel so seek out bohemian loafers, leather slides, block-heeled sandals and suede boots. We love Saint Laurent’s ‘Nu Pieds’ slides for their versatility – wear them with a floaty white dress or raw-hem straight-leg jeans and a T-shirt on your next escape to the seaside. In cooler climes, Prada’s velvety suede slouched 100 boots look super-chic with skinny jeans, a cream turtleneck and a heritage checked blazer
When it comes to tan bags, look out for boho silhouettes such as Chloé’s cult Nile bag and JW Anderson’s Bike for the perfect off-duty option. Wear them with scarf-print dresses (another one to add to your wish list for 2019) or, if you’re more of a minimalist dresser, a black silk slip dress with stacks of gold bangles looks equally as elegant. If it’s a new workday bag you’re on the hunt for, Boyy’s ‘Karl’ tote in brandy has a refined silhouette with a choice of a shoulder strap and a top handle.