Color Inspo

Earthbound: “Desert Dunes & The Coastal Sea”

Naughty Monkey Heritage Tan

We would like to share with you where we get our inspiration from when it comes to choosing colors for our Naughty Monkey collections. Because we are located in Southern California, we are always inspired by the colors of the desert as well as the fun-shine colors of the coast.

We find that both destinations have something in common - the rich earth-bound hues of browns and tans. This color range we have sold for many years in a single color we call, “Heritage Tan”. You will see this color Tan offered in almost every style, and in every season. Heritage Tan is part of our staple color palette and to us, a color that transitions through all four seasons.


What to wear with Heritage Tan

wear Heritage Tan


Tan is a classic color that resonates with the culture of our brand. Here we highlight a handful of styles that represent our staple palette.

A great tan suede boot like Natasha – looks amazing with a cozy sweater dress in the Winter.

Belted open-V cut bootie like Cuthbert looks awesome in a simple white-tee and pair of boyfriend jeans for the Fall.

A mini and concert tee and Crimson are an ideal pair for the festive Spring.

And Cochise in Tan rocks out any floral midi-dress in the Summer.


Out favorite Tan comes with her own colorful twist!

Our Lupina with its colorful woven details will look amazing with a pop of color.


Other earthy hues

Other colors you find from us that we love to re-introduce each season are colors like Camel, NudeSandand Turquoise.