Style Advice of the Week

Mixing blacks and browns is a concept that hasn’t exactly been widely accepted in the past. However, this year it has emerged full force with more acceptance than ever before. Designers are showcasing two-tones of this variety on the runway and Fashionistas/os are embracing it worldwide!

Often a rusty or caramel brown accent can bring an all-black outfit to life. Whether you incorporate the colors yourself or buy pieces that do so, the combination creates a sophistication that can be paired with any look or occasion.

I spotted this trendy Fashionisto on my way home from class. I really loved the way he kept his look simple. He paired a black short-sleeved Henley with a pair of nomad brown cords to create a very casual statement outfit. You can find similar cords by Lucky and a similar Henley by Marc Jacobs at Nordstrom.

If you’re looking to add a flare of brown in a more subtle manner or are unsure how to pair them, try finding a piece that does the work for you. Black and brown two-tone can be found in a variety of pieces suitable for the lingering cold. Adding these men’s boots by Caterpillar at DSW or these women’s riding boots by Ralph Lauren are perfect ways to achieve it. While you’re still enduring the cold weather, this women’s two-tone leather jacket from LuLu’s or men’s varsity jacket from Forever 21 will keep you warm and chic!

Don’t be afraid to mix your blacks and browns and join the two-tonin’ revolution!


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