While classic black ankle boots will always have a place in our closets (and our hearts), and their bright-white counterparts continue to rule the trend circuit, you can’t deny that a versatile pair of taupe boots should be a go-to staple in your closet, and the color proves itself again every year. Taupe boots can be worn with nearly anything, and they feel like a refreshing alternative to all your black or white pairs. To illustrate our point, we’ve rounded up a few It girl–approved ensembles that feature all shades of taupe. Give yourself a healthy dose of sartorial inspiration and check them all out below. Then, shop each outfit to wear the boot trend all the way through the winter season.