An age-old debate surrounds the delicate pairing of black and brown. Historically dubbed a faux pas, the color combo has surged in popularity as the cardinal rules of fashion welcome greater flexibility and experimentation. Fashionistas across the board have consistently broken the so-called ‘rules’ of fashion including the likes of Kate Moss and Rihanna.
This Fashionista looks impeccably chic in a black puffer jacket, oversized bag and worn cowboy boots. She sticks to lighter hues of brown to contrast black’s coveted edge. Opt for shades of camel, nude or almond when mixing black and brown. While Michael Kors' signature Hamilton bag works with virtually any winter ensemble, the price tag doesn’t always fit the college budget. Try this Pattern-Block Tote with an oversized black jacket. The western-inspired motif adds a complex note to an otherwise simplistic tote.
Since neutrals go with almost anything, it’s no shocker that a neutral beauty palette looks vibrantly effortless against a perfected brown and black ensemble. Personally, I love deep shades of honey and chocolate brown locks against fair skin. The deep hues frame and accentuate the evenness of a warm skin tones, livened by pink undertones. What’s more, a short cut just below the shoulders allows for little to no fuss. Simply wash and air-dry for naturally wispy waves. For those of us with stubbornly straight hair, add a little Bumble and bumble surf spray. The salt-infused formula adds fullness to subtle waves, giving you that fresh from the shore look. And what’s better than beachy waves in the middle of December?