Aug 7, 2008

SG'Style: Savvy to Wearing Brown with Black?

In the past, I avoided wearing brown with black at all cost but a gal pal changed my mind. She wore a fitted chocolate brown sweater with a black pencil skirt with black pointy toe stilettos and the look is very much savvy chic. From then on, I explore the possibility with an open mind. I double check with a stylist and she confirms black and brown is not style suicide. I tend to wear black on the bottom and brown on top.The SA at Lacoste convinced me this brown/black color block dress would look great. I wore it with a pair of bright aqua color sneakers, showing off my athletic side. A gal does not need to match everything all the time. I love to use teal or aqua color accessories to pop brown and neutral outfits.

-look left: Lacoste dress
-look right: Fendi top, French Connection slim leg 3/4 pants

One of my favorite Chanel flats is the brown and black combination. If Chanel will combine brown and black then it can't be all that wrong. I am convinced! I am still trying to get over a pair of classic Chanel flats retails for $550. I miss the days when they retailed in the mid $300. Dollar, please become strong, I pray! So is brown with black combo savvy for you?

image: csup.com, barneys.com, chanel, (collage by savvy mode)

16 comments:

  1. I think brown and black is very savvy indeed-I will certainly channel it this autumn!!

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  2. Savvy indeedy! Everything is savvy with black!
    I love the Lacoste dress.

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  3. I really like combination of black & brown!

    xx

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  4. Brown and black can be indeed gorgeous, especially if the brown is not red... It can create a very sophisticated look xxxxxxxx

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  5. i like both now, i like them even better mixed together :) btw, you're on my blogroll!!!

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  6. I have always heard that the combination brown and black is a big fashion no-no, but I've never followed that rule. I love combining those two colours if they are the right shades. And as you say: if Chanel does it, how can it be a fashion faux-pas?!

    I love your brown/black combinations :)

    xxx

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  7. Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 07, 2008

    funny enough, i wrote a post today that showcased some tory burch flats that are brown, white and black and i love them! i'm also currently into wearing black tights and light brown shoes.

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  8. I love those stripes!!

    a kiss!!

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  9. I think brown & black is very chic; not faux pas at all!

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  10. it's a hit of miss for me.. sometimes it can be a perfect combo.. but sometimes.. it's a bit eh..

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  11. Savvy all the way!!!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. I'm with issa on this one. Some combinations of black and brown can look fantastic and others can just end up looking drab.

    I think if the pieces are chic, like the lady's you mentioned, it will look great.

    I love the striped dresses you picked out especially since they're combined with white which brightens up the whole look.

    I think it's important to try things out for yourself first before passing on them because of some old fashion "rule".

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  13. i agree with everyone. there are brown and brown so it's a hard call. basically i will try the pieces together first.

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  14. i was very anti brown and black until recently. it really depends on the shade of brown. a rich, saturated brown bag with a black outfit would be really nice i think.

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  15. i love black. but brown and black combination don't look good on me. =[

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