June 18, 2020
Brown is the most annoying color to try to find in clothing. Well, okay, maybe it’s olive green, or a true purple, but for those who would love to build a core wardrobe in brown, it’s maddening!
So when I was asked about these sweaters, I jumped on the idea right away:
Brown goes beautifully with just about every neutral…
I love brown and black together – I know that it violates that rule about wearing warm and cool colors together, but I’ve never believed that to be true! Nature is full of examples of warm and cool colors together…
Grey might be the most difficult of the six neutrals to wear with brown, but it’s still not a big struggle. A little bit of silver jewelry and you’re perfect!
Brown looks amazing with white – imagine this outfit for an early fall day…
Nobody could be shocked that brown looks good with camel! This scarf opens up the possibilities of wearing your new sweater with all sorts of shades of tan and brown:
Stone is one of those neutrals that seems to go with absolutely everything. I could easily see a pair of stone pants make their way into my wardrobe…
Brown and navy are classic for men – brown leather goods with navy always looks interesting, and beautifully rich. Even if you never want to own a brown sweater, brown shoes and bags can bring a whole new look to your old wardrobe favorites!
It might feel painfully early to be looking at cashmere, but if you’re trying to find a relatively uncommon color, or if you wear a size that sells out early, or if you want to budget to buy something that you’re going to own for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, it’s never too soon to start planning!
p.s. Eight years ago, a friend received a very vivid Hermes scarf as a gift. She was a little bit unsure about how to wear it, so I conjured up eight outfits for her!