Terracotta: THE Color to Wear on Your Feet This Fall
It may well be the favorite summer shade of the fashion nomads, but terracotta can sit just as comfortably in our fall closet. Its bronze hues bring a much needed warmth as the nights draw in. Instead of going for obvious styling options - like teaming it with raffia or khaki as you would in summer - why not mix it up with flowing fabrics and baroque prints for a bougie look that perfectly captures the essence of the Seventies.
Across the fall-winter 2019/20 catwalks, terracotta really came into its own, with striking monochrome outfits lending a smoldering aura to a variety of silhouettes. Hermès and Fendi turned terracotta into a flamboyant display of subtle looks with tone-on-tone giving a thoroughly modern vibe, while flirting with allusions to the 1970s.
If you’re after something a little wilder, terracotta and animal print make for a dangerously good match. Vanessa Wu has even combined the two in her iconic brick snake-print sneakers; wear them with a double breasted blazer dress to play down their reptilian look.
How to style your terracotta ankle boots from the Vanessa Wu collection
We’d team these corduroy beauties with a denim dress and a shearling coat for a cozy look that’s ideal for weekend walks in the city. For party girls, these rust-colored velvety ankle boots will go perfectly with a short metallic grey dress and a long houndstooth coat in orange and white. Best of all, they’re so comfortable that you can wear them all night long!
In their round toed, soft suede-effect incarnation, these Vanessa Wu ankle boots should be teamed with a beautiful flowing dress in a paisley print that exudes Parisian elegance. As long as your color palette stays between tawny-orange and ochre brown, you’ll leap into fall with your best foot forward!
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