This ensemble combines shades of red with shades of dark brown. Feel free to add a third accent colour, like teal, which I’ve done here. Or stick to red, brown and a neutral, like Winter white. 

There are many, many ways to combine red with brown successfully. I’ve started the ball rolling with three outfit ideas. One with blue denim, one with a red skirt, and one with brown trousers. Use solids and patterns as you wish. 

Red Sweater with Jeans & Brown Boots

Combine skinny jeans with a red item of knitwear and tall brown boots. If skinny jeans aren’t your thing, wear straight legs, flares or boyfriend jeans with short brown or animal print booties. Wear a brown belt to match the boots if you’re partially tucking the sweater. Add a teal, brown or red coat, and finish off the look with a brown or animal print bag. A brown beanie or newsboy hat is a fun and cosy finishing touch. 

Red Skirt with Brown Sweater & Faux Fur Vest

Combine a red skirt, tomato or burgundy, with a dark brown sweater in a silhouette that works with the skirt. I’ve chosen a pencil skirt, but a flared red skirt with a cropped brown sweater is another option. Top off the look with a faux fur vest or dark brown jacket. Add red or brown footwear that works with the skirt, and a teal tote. Or leave off the vest and add a burnt orange or teal scarf.

Brown Skinnies with Red Tunic & Scarf

Combine brown Ponte knit skinny pants or jeans with an oversized deep red tunic sweater. Add a scarf and bag in accent colours and finish off the look with sleek brown booties or slipper flats. Add the faux vest or a teal coat to top off the look. A red or brown coat works just as well. Add jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired. 

I’ll be wearing my new red cashmere pullover and old red coat with blue boyfriend jeans, cognac belt and booties next week. I can also wear blue relaxed skinnies tucked into dark brown mid-calf moto boots with the same red pullover, coat and dark brown studded belt. Now it’s your turn to get those creative juices flowing.

Ensemble: Red & Dark Brown