Would you wear an all brown outfit?

If there’s ever a time that an all brown outfit can work it’s in the Fall.

Love the color brown?

Wondering if you can wear a brown top with brown pants accessorized with a brown belt and brown boots and finished with a brown handbag and a brown coat? Or if you can wear brown pumps with a brown dress and brown accessories?

If you’re flirting with the idea of stepping out wearing all brown but you’re hesitating on account of concern over breaking the fashion rules for head to toe color matching, just follow this one tip: Mix and match different shades of brown

An all brown look doesn’t get the same pass as an all black or an all white. But you can still get away with wearing all brown. You can even get away with it even if you don’t follow the above tip. But by following the above tip and wearing contrasting shades of brown, you can create some really interesting all brown ensembles.

With fall right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your looks for the earth colors season.

Here are some all brown outfit ideas we’ve put together to get you started…

brown tory burch knee high boots brown sweater khaki brown skinny jeans brown leather bag brown coatIn this look we pair a brown Gucci sweater with gold-brown Hudson skinny jeans. These two shades are at completely different ends of the brown color spectrum. They complement each other nicely.

For even more contrast we add a pair of tan leather riding boots from Sperry and a similarly colored tote bag from Michael Kors.

To finish the look we add a camel brown Linea long coat.

Shades of brown used in this look
  • Chocolate brown ( the Gucci sweater – seller site calls this camel but looks more chocolate to us)
  • Luggage brown (the Michael Kors bag)
  • Camel brown (The Sperry riding boots and the Linea coat)
  • Gold brown (the Hudson jeans)

Suggestion: If wearing a dark brown top, pair with a khaki or other light brown bottom. If wearing a light brown top pair with a bottom in a darker shade of brown

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Head to toe brown outfit idea #2

brown stella mccartney knee high boots brown blazer etro brown rick owens leather leggings ralph lauren bag celine sweaterIn look #2 we pair a cream brown Celine sweater with light brown suede leggings from Rick Owens. The leggings fall inside the tan, camel range.

Since we’re wearing leggings, brown leather knee high boots seemed like a fitting choice. We thought these Stella McCartney boots were perfect for the way they contrast with the Rick Owens leggings and also with the Celine sweater.

A brown wool tweed blazer from Etro and a brown Ralph Lauren bag complete the look with a Michael Kors watch and Gucci sunglasses thrown in to accessorize.

Shades of brown used in this look
  • Cream beige brown
  • Camel tan brown
  • Dark brown

There are so many shades of brown that there is no reason for anyone to shy away from wearing a head to toe brown outfit.

You can wear head to toe brown without anyone even noticing that you’re wearing all brown. Some shades of brown aren’t even immediately thought of as brown. So if you love brown and want to wear all brown but you also want to avoid the critical eye of those who think wearing all brown is a fashion faux pas, take a page out of the style books of famous ladies such as Kate Middleton, Tyra Banks, Eva Longoria and Olivia Palermo (all have stepped out in head to toe brown).  Make sure you aren’t wearing just one shade of brown all over.

You don’t necessarily have make every piece of our ensemble and different shade of brown from each other. Tyra Banks wore a brown dress with brown knee high boots where the dress and the boots were pretty much the same shade of brown. But she offset the look with accessories (belt and clutch purse) that were a different shade of brown from the dress and boots.

Brown PAROSH suede fringe skirt Isabel Marant cream brown turtleneck sweater Burberry prorsum fringe suede clutch brown Aquazurra heelsThis look is based on Olivia Palermo’s all brown look from 2014 when she stepped out wearing a fringe suede skirt with a button front long sleeved shirt accessorized with a fringe clutch.

The look features a Tobacco brown leather ‘Mindy’ fringed skirt from P.A.R.O.S.H paired with an Isabel Marant Etoile Oversize Virgin Wool Turtleneck. The tan brown fringe clutch purse is from Burberry Prorsum. The shoes are a pair of Aquazzura Yasmin Cut-Out Suede Pumps in camel brown.

Accessories – Versace Women’s VQD060015 Dylos Analog Display Swiss Quartz Gold Watch (purchase on Amazon); Saint Laurent Classic 24 sunglasses in beige opal acetate AND SILVER METAL with brown shaded lenses.

Shades of brown used in this look
  • Luggage brown
  • Camel brown
  • Beige brown
  • Tan brown

Closet Challenge

Put together a head to toe brown look for fall using items you already have in your closet. Tag us on Instagram @myfashionwantsblog #closetchallenge  or twitter/facebook @myfashionwants #closetchallenge with your look.

brown blazer khaki brown skirt beige brown top

Here we’ve grabbed what brown items we could find in Monica’s closet and dressed our resident Mannequin in the pieces, then trasported her to a street in Cuba courtesy of Photoshop and a picture we downloaded from pixabay.com (thank you cubajuan for allowing public use of your photo)

The outfit: a brown H&M blazer, a khaki brown skirt and a beige brown top. Nude ankle boots or nude high heeled pumps would go nicely with this look. Or brown knee high boots that match the color of the brown belt.

 

 

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