Rarely do people really give the color brown a chance. It usually gets banished as a gross color, for lack of a better word, and is often overlooked because of dated style rules that simply no longer apply to today's broken fashion boundaries. Our grandmothers had no idea what they were talking about! In short, I think people just aren't sure how to wear it, therefore they've given up on it. It's seldom worn, with the exception of leather accessories, but I strongly believe that it is way underrated. Black and brown together? Super chic! It also goes a very long way with other hues too -- brown and navy, brown and white, brown and dusty pink, brown and metallic. You can't go wrong, really.
The trick with brown is that you've gotta get the right shade. A deep, sensuous cocoa color is akin to navy, chic-wise, in my humble book of opinions. In my efforts to revive the color brown, I decided to don a default heritage outfit: my finest Canadian tuxedo. The darkish double denim provided an ideal blank canvas for my best chocolate colored pieces, and keeps it young, fun and playful without compromising on chic. Lastly, as you could probably have predicted that I was going to mention: keeping it simple is key, as per usual. Are you a brownophobe? How would you wear it?
Top - Madewell
Jeans - Zara (similar)
Brogues - Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)
Sleeveless coat - Alexander Wang (similar)
ID bracelet - Hysteric Co. (similar)
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
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