LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Brown Is The New Black

Let's Hear it for the Boys

If color awards existed, black would ultimately receive quintessential recognition. Although humans are instinctively drawn to color, for years, black has assumed number one position as the timeless and classy color. Known for its effortless chic and slimming characteristics, black is the contemporary choice for adornment.

Brown is an earthy tone that is a great alternative to commonplace black. With many variations, it’s a color that doesn’t fade and is exceedingly adaptable. Brown is a color chameleon since it’s a great complement for any outfit — it can operate as a neutral establishing a warm toned foundation or it can be the main emphasis of an ensemble. It can also come in metallic form and is a non-conventional substitute for reoccurring khaki.

With an ensemble in brown shades from top to bottom, today’s Fashionisto showcases just how simple incorporating this color into his self-proclaimed “hip-hop folk” look is. A leather jacket often known for its black leather properties can be just as suave in brown, as depicted here. His leather jacket and brown work boots are nicely balanced in between his polka-dot button-down while slightly cascading over his khaki pants. If examined closely, you’ll observe that this Fashionisto opted to only fasten the first three buttons of his shirt adding a personal eccentricity to his outfit.

Hint: With many designers utilizing this color for upcoming seasons and carafe emerging as a major fall seasonal color, you’ll want to be ahead of the trend and begin purchasing pieces now. A bomb brown leather jacket is easily obtainable at Macy’s, while brown work boots can be bought at Target.



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