Clothing in Brown
Meet Your New Favorite Neutral
Between all neutrals, brown is often treated as the middle child of the bunch. White is clean and crisp while black is sleek and sexy, but brown can be hard to get excited about. Brown is just as versatile as its neutral brethren with the added benefit of bringing colorful undertones to your ensemble. From sandy shades of amber to rich brassy bronzes, brown is a complex color that’s key to a complete wardrobe.
A tonal outfit isn’t boring when you choose brown pieces that vary in textures and shades. A soft suede skirt is the perfect subtle statement piece. Pair on a light linen t-shirt and a textured leather bag that stays in the same family of tan. Finish off this earthy ensemble with other natural elements, like wooden soled wedges and gold jewelry.
Bring out your Inner Animal
For a brown that brings the sex appeal, slip into an animal print. Leopard is the most neutral of patterns and pairs well with everything. Take a walk on the wild side in leopard print pants and a plaid clutch. Then tame your look with a sophisticated oatmeal sweater.
Brighten Up the Brown
An underrated brown is the perfect backdrop for unpredictable color combos. While forest greens and navies seem like the go-to hues for this earthy tone, skewing toward the brighter side of the color wheel can be more sartorially satisfying. A royal blue clutch pops against the muted canvas of a camel dress.
More vibrant than the desaturated shades of white and black, brown turns up the color to create rich clothing for more interesting ensembles.