You might or might not know or care about fashion rules. Apparently “don’t pair black and brown together” is one of them. But it’s okay if you didn’t know about that rule. You’re about to break it anyways. Cuz it’s chic, it looks good, and anyone could rock the heck out of a black and brown look!
The secret to pulling it off, my friends, is here. So take these 3 tips, use them, and look fabulous exactly the way that you already are!
1) Even out black and brown
One way to balance out your outfit, is to distribute the brown evenly throughout the whole look. Wearing a black dominant outfit? Start adding brown shoes, brown belt, brown jacket, brown handbag, brown scarf, or brown hat. Not all at once, just 2, maybe 3 brown items, so your black dominant outfit becomes black AND brown. Evenly, equally balanced.
2) Wear mutual items with both colors
If you don’t think the 2 can mix, mediate them! Bring a mutual ground to the look, meaning an item with both colors in it. Animal prints or stripes that include both black and brown can do this job well. Like this leopard print shirt, see the black and brown in it? That’s what you wanna wear with your black and brown. Have you seen a brown sweater with black stripes, brown shoes with black buckles, other leopard/animal print clutch, shoes, etc? The more closely you can match the brown from your outfit to the brown of the mediator item, the better. But if you can’t, no big deal, it’ll still look great!
3) Add accessories that compliment the brown
Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
But before you do, look at your brown color, is it a warm toned or cool toned brown? Put a red item and a blue item next to the brown. If it looks better with the red item –> warm toned. If it looks better with the blue –> cool toned. If you’re not sure, most browns are warm toned, darker browns tend to be more cool toned. Pair it to the jewelry that is the same to compliment the look:
– Warm browns go well with yellow or warm pink toned jewelry: rose gold, yellow gold, copper toned, or gemstones like period, garnet..
– Cool browns go well with silver, magenta or blue toned jewelry: silver, white gold, platinum, or gemstones like aquamarine, turquoise, amethyst..
Now go ahead, break the no-no rule of no wearing black and brown together. The rule was meant to be broken anyway! But before you go and break this rule, let me know in the comment below if you found these tips useful. Is there any other fashion rule you would like me to help you break? 😉
P.S. The amazing, super comfortable brown booties you saw in this post have been added to the Sole Story 🙂 Have you checked out the Sole Story? It’s only the best shoe journal ever: a collection of my best shoes, with outfits they’ve been featured in. You know, cuz of how much of a shoe addict I am.