April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday: Black and Brown




























[click the photo to view it larger] I'm switching it up this week for Flashback Friday! Instead of showing you one item multiple ways, I'm showing you how I wore black and brown together 14 different ways! Some styling tips: 

- The key to mixing black and brown is using a brown tone that is light and has a gold undertone. Chocolate brown is not enough of a contrast, but cognac works well.
- Animal prints such as leopard naturally contain both black and brown and can be an easy starting point for mixing the two colors in an outfit.
- If you are wearing black bottoms, try adding a brown belt and shoes like I did with many of the looks above. It's an easy switch that makes a huge difference!

Do you wear black and brown together? Which look is your favorite?

27 comments:

  1. I've always liked the black dress with mustard cardigan and animal print scarf. And the Madonna shirt outfit is such a fun way to wear a casual t-shirt.

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  2. You are a black and brown wizard! I think I like the one with the Yellow(?) shorts!

    I still struggle with black and brown, but I'm going to get better the more I experiment. :)
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  3. I saw a comment to someone on here or your Facebook page that you were going to do a Flashback Friday with grey skinny jeans. Did I miss it? I can't find it. Thanks!

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  4. Love Flashback Fridays, by the way!!

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  5. kimberlylightfootApril 8, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    They all look great but 4, 9, and 14 are my favs!!

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  6. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Thanks Kelli! I honestly totally forgot about it. The gray jeans one didn't turn out all that great, but if you email me, I'm happy to share it with you! (I'll prob post eventually but not for awhile).

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  7. I was always told black and brown don't mix. But this is great! I love all the looks!

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  8. Your ability to mix black and brown has always been impressive to me. The shades of brown that you have chosen in your outfits definitely make it pull together easily. With most of your outfits, you use the brown belt which really ties to the two colors together perfectly. The cognac shade of brown looks awesome with black. LOVE IT!!!!!

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  9. so funny. i was just abt to comment saying, "i feel like this is more cognac than brown." cuz I'm really anti black & brown combo, but then I read your first bullet point. hahaha. You're very right!! and I feel the combo works better with jewelry or accessories. It's harder to mix solid color clothing articles to achieve the black & brown combo that works.

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  10. No, I don't think I have ever paired black and brown together, but I have great examples now. I would love to try them all, but #9 is my favorite for this post.

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  11. I'm convinced. Any outfit you put on looks nice on you. I could never pull these looks off.

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  12. Thanks for sharing this color combo! I never thought to pair black with any shade of brown before this post. I love this black & brown combo. I'll definitely be trying it out. My favorites are #3 and #9, but it was so hard to narrow it down. :) Yellow is my favorite color.

    BTW, I ordered 2 sets of the charms from Stella & Dot. I love them! I gave one set to my niece and she loves them, too. I just recently found your blog (like within the past month) and I love it! It is definitely one of my favorite blogs. Have a great weekend!

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  13. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Thank you Rena! Go forth and try black and brown. :-) I absolutely love those charms, I'm wearing them with everything and they are so inexpensive!

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  14. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Thank you!!

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  15. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    My only fashion rule is to throw all fashion rules out the window. It's more fun that way. :-)

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  16. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Thank you for deeming me a wizard. I'm the Harry Potter of black and brown everyone, haha! :-)

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  17. hot hot hot! love all of them! I love the braid in your hair in the picture with the yellow shorts. SO adorable! <3

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  18. jseverydayfashionApril 8, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Thanks Sarra! I need to bring that braid back! I think it will make an appearance this summer.

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  19. I never thought about wearing black and brown together! Great looks!

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  20. You did a really great job of mixing the two colors. Thanks for the tips!

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  21. My fav is the black top and yellow shorts outfit - so cute!! Love them all though!!

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  22. I love those yellow shorts!

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  23. what great looks with a variety of silhouettes.

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  24. I totally wear black and brown together!! My fave look is the dark graphic tee look with boots! Looks like something I'll wear....

    I can dress too...
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  25. I always thought black and brown was a giant faux pas. Thanks for showing how it can not only work but look great, too! 

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  26. WOW you sure have worn Black & Brown, a lot, together. I don't usually wear these two colors together but they work. I love almost all these looks but I am choosing 8 particularly, out of the 14. I love looks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10.

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  27. This is excellent!  Thank you! 

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