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Page 2 in the conversation "How do you wear earth tones, particularly brown?" by jussie
Guys: so many great suggestions- thank you all so much. I love the idea of trying it with denim and olive together. Also I may try it with a red shirt underneath.
I’m intrigued by the idea of pairing brown with pink.... it seems a little risky but could be fun for something different.
And YES- brown is a stealth version of orange! Good call. Should pop nicely against blue.
I like my bronze cardigan with black, tan, and olive. I think I might try it with blues as well. It is quite similar to your new brown.
Jussie, brown and pink was a very popular combination a few years ago. Your sweater looks more cognac to me and might work better with a coral or peachy pink.Here is the picture of Style Bee in the black and brown outfit. I would change the shirt to cream because my hair is blonde.
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Style Fan, Jenni NZ, Cee: Thanks for your ideas. Peach!! I think that could work really well with this cardi....
OOH look what I found...past Angie to the rescue again.https://youlookfab.com/2014/01.....and-brown/
i've always had a problem with brown...so for now, what i own in in footwear and belts only....and even there is more on the cognac side of brown...i like the idea of brown with black or a really deep brown with an optic white....
Late to this string, but since I love brown, I thought I'd chime in. I wear a column of brown; I wear different shades of brown together, and particularly like it with copper; I love brown with black; and also with white. I like mixing browns with my favorite neutrals, particularly olive, in both warm olive and cool olive tones. Brown is also lovely with navy, and a new favorite for me is brown with Tiffany blue and powder blue. I also love it with mustard, pear, and chartreuse, and just now tried my new 6-foot long egg yolk yellow wool scarf tied beneath the collar of my belted brown midi coat (an homage to Katerina) and loved it!
Oh, and orange! How could I forget orange. I had my brown coat (new this past fall) lined with a predominantly orange print.The colors are more vibrant than they appear in the photo.I also quite like brown with lilac too.
My favorite combination with brown is blue. But will do brighter green, pink and basically any color that is more lively on me than brown.
Kkards, Kate, Shevia: thanks for your excellent advice. I’m taking all these tips on board! Can’t wait to start experimenting.
While Angie is the queen of mixing anything, such as brown and white, Imogen does a lot with color for beginners. According to her, any warm tone mixes well with brown. I have found this to be true. Here are some of her color-mixing schemes: https://insideoutstyleblog.com.....steal.html
Column: thank you. I’m a big fan of Imogen
Look on design seeds too for inspo! Warning-rabbit hole
Suntiger: thanks I’ll look at it now.
I wore brown as my main neutral in my first 2 decades of my young adult life (I am a blonde- and black alone was a bit too harsh back then). I loved brown &black together for winter but has had to have some interest in between (a print, a texture, a belt, transparency/grinning (like black sheers). Then I loved the combo with creams, bright whites (esp. prints) and for summer I was addings much more crispy whites (like white jeans, white skirts, and white based prints). Brown looks great with blush (or antique pink), icy blue(mint), mustard, turquoise and teal, too.
I used to wear nothing but earth tones. Brown, olive, gold, pumpkin, coral, peach, chartreuse. I think these all go together.
Jaileen and Lyn: thank you! You’ve really opened up my mind. I can’t wait to try the cardi now.
Jussie, thanks for posting this. I don’t wear much brown at all, and have been trying to figure out what to do with a brown skirt. I’m off to read the many replies here, am sure I’ll come across good ideas.
Like brown and black, white footwear to match
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