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How To Wear Brown and Black Together

Fall is officially kicking in, and so is a warm and earthy color palette that represents the new season.  So how about mixing a warm brown with your sleek black to change up the mood? 

Try pairing masculine and feminine pieces for a dynamic look. Borrow a brown button-front shirt from your Dad, and layer it under a classic, longer-length black blazer. Throw on a pair of super skinny gray charcoal jeans and black patent leather loafer flats.  An accessory like a quirky little cross-body purse pulls the look together on Alexa Chung (left).

Brown has never looked more chic than on a high-waisted brown leather skirt belted at the waist.  Pair it with a timeless sailor striped shirt, a black blazer cuffed at the sleeves, sheer brown tights, or a pair of rugged menswear oxford shoes.

Here are a few brown-toned items that will bring your favorite black pieces back to life:

1. Haute Hippie Long Sleeve Ruffle Blouse from Shopbop – $285.00

2. Steven Melanne Perforated Oxfords from Shopbop – $100.00

3. Haute Hippie Sequin Miniskirt from Shopbop – $295.00

4. Alexander Wang Anabela High Heel Booties from Shopbop – $650.00

5. Elie Tahari Jackie Blouse from Shopbop – $268.00