First up, the core four garments upon which we will build these outfits. Having these 4 pieces can make your life so much easier….
I took the same approach, starting with two neutral colors that could serve as accents in a mainly brown wardrobe. If you were building a wardrobe with more than 1 neutral, you would have lots of options like this:
I loves these bright colors – you would certainly stand out in a sea of black winter coats if you wore one of these vests! And for many people, these are much more flattering colors…
I was so happy to see that the maroon items that I showed with black ALSO look great with brown. What a flattering color! And the blush – it’s an extravagance, but it makes a beautiful outfit – much dressier and more elegant than is expected when you say “a sweater and a down vest.”
I certainly could have included the blush color as a pastel, don’t you think? But I really wanted to look at this off-white/sand/whatever they call it color. (although this could also be a neutral, I think…)
Both pair of earrings are amazing, by the way. They were made to go with the scarves, I swear. Sometimes, I wonder if I’m ever going to find what I have in my mind, but my persistence is always rewarded. Patience is essential when one is shopping, even if it’s only vicariously!
You can easily see how owning a couple of these little accessory families could give you a TON of mileage with a small, core wardrobe in brown.
Which makes me think I might be able to get some use out of a red vest, eh?
You should get a red vest. I wanted to get one this year for fall. I wanted to find one that didn't make me look like a marshmallow and I also couldn't decide on a color. I really like the LL Bean vest…not too poofy. I will use these posts to help me decide which color to buy. I love that green, I think it would go with Navy and Grey also. The Maroon is beautiful too, and Olive is always a favorite of mine. I think I will wait until you are done with all of your post in the series, I want to see which I like best with a Navy base, I wear dark denim jeans a lot in the winter. I will also have to see if I can find a scarf or matching gloves like you show here. What a difference that makes in pulling it all together. Thank you.
Some gorgeous options here.
Too enticing! Love the Sarti floral scarf. Great richness. Get the vest! X Chris
Of course, I love the chocolate brown with all these combinations. The moncler vest is a beautiful thing but really would make a top heavy person like me look like a marshmallow on a stick waiting for the bonfire.
Deb from Vancouver
Janice Riggs says
True, but she would look like a really elegant blush-colored marshmallow!
Mary (mcm) says
Vests are a staple in my wardrobe – solids, prints, fleece, quilted, even velvet – but I've never used them as the basis for co-ordinating accessories. Obviously this necessitates some shopping.
Joyce P says
Except for the orange, shades of which can make me look…dead, I love these options. Thank you so much again!
Brown is definitely a staple in my wardrobe, and I appreciate the suggestion of these accent colors! I usually go with beige or peach, but I'm going to try olive green and green now. Thanks for the post!
Jennifer Connolly says
I'm loving brown more and more these days. It seems to coordinate with every color!
Very nice combinations!
Melissa Hebbard says
This gorgeous chocolate brown is the most amazing colour when paired with pastel pink, baby blue or mauve. It really makes these colours 'sing' better than navy or black does. Could you do a post with these 3 colours and chocolate brown?
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