I just bought a new coat, it is a dark brown and cream houndstooth/plaid. I don’t have anything else brown in my wardrobe, but i have a lot of cream - bag, shoes, scarf, hat, gloves so I will be able to make this coat work. But I have an urge now to add more dark brown just to satisfy my matchy matchy nature and I am trying to resist.

I am curious how you deal with the one off color in your wardrobe. Do you wear it just on its own, or do you try adding more items in the same color? If you add more, do you stop at one or two items or do you build an extensive complement? Do you have different approach if color is neutral like brown in my case, or if it is some accent color? Or you never buy color that is not already in your wardrobe?