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)