Black and Brown, Part 1

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

50 Is Not Old | Black & BrownI have never given much thought about wearing black and brown together. I just assumed that if a leopard looked that good wearing black and brown, I could too. This is what I wore to work last Monday. This is a pretty simple look.  Take a black sweater, camel colored pants, and a leopard print shoe, and you’ve got an outfit. But, does black and brown really go together? I did a google search and found that nobody really knows. Some say yes, others say no way, and still others say it all depends. There is even a fashion challenge to post your outfit wearing the two together.

50 Is Not Old | Black & Brown 1This sweater is a Ralph Lauren sweater that I picked up at T.J. Maxx. I really liked the little silver horseshoe detail on the shoulder of the sweater. The pants are the Harper style from Old Navy.  I bought them about a month ago, and really liked them. However, they don’t fit me very well now. They got baggier as the day wore on. Here is a picture after I got home from work.

50 Is Not Old | Black & Brown 3Okay, lets concentrate on what’s right about this look. You gotta love the shoes with this!  I mean it’s “leopard”, enough said. They are a cute little kitten heel shoe that I got at Cato’s.

50 Is Not Old | Black & Brown LeopardThe little clutch is vintage and adorable.

50 Is Not Old | Black & Brown clutch

The clutch help to bring the colors of the outfit together. It is made with feathers and is very vibrant in person. I actually have a little hat that matches the clutch, but I don’t really look good in hats. These are both vintage finds that I have had for years.

50 Is Not Old | Black & Brown YorkieI have decided to see if I can come up with another black and brown outfit, so stay tuned for part 2. Beckley and I hope to see you then.

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  • SC McGee
    January 1, 2016

    Love this sassy/classy style on you

  • Patty Comeford Adams
    February 21, 2016

    Hello there,
    This is a great post! I love your chic and classy outfit, looks really good on you! Those shoes are to die for!
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  • Phyllis
    March 10, 2016

    Great job! Love the look and your post. I really appreciate your telling where the pieces come from. I’m definitely getting some black and brown accessories!

  • Beth
    April 22, 2016

    The outfit looks much more expensive than it is. I bought the pants and paired it with a similar shirt and get more compliments. Thank you, you have get style.

  • Anna Maria Lassen
    May 22, 2017

    Of course you can wear black together with brown. As you said, a leopard wears it. Your dog does too, and this combination is seen many other places in nature. Black goes great together with any other colour. Thanks for your fashion blog, I enjoy it alot, it’s very inspiring – and you certainly have a great talent for colour combinations and fashion. Best regards, Anna (52 yrs).

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