Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a brown sweater and black distressed jeans with UGG boots

I figured that since I was showing you how to wear shades of brown yesterday, I might also show you this outfit. I understand that brown and black aren’t the flashiest color combinations, but they are a great addition to any wardrobe. You know, if this color-loving gurl is telling you that you need to add brown and black into your wardrobe, then it must be true!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a brown and black outfit with UGG boots

Why should you add brown to your wardrobe?

The answer is simple. Brown is the earth’s color, and therefore people who wear brown are considered strong, stable, and reliable. Just think about the opposite of strong, stable, and reliable…would you want to be thought of in that way? Me neither! A person dressed in a brown dress or jacket will be thought of as reliable, intelligent, and rational. Think of that the next time that you have an important meeting.

Why should you add black to your wardrobe?

Once again, the answer is simple. People who wear black are considered strong and powerful. Men don’t wear black suits because they are slimming; they want to appear powerful!  Black is also a color choice of people who want to be taken seriously. It sure doesn’t hurt that it can also be slimming. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a brown sweater with ribbed oversized sleeves

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post; brown can also be considered BORING! So, looking for unique details is one way to elevate the look. The oversized, ribbed sleeves on this crew neck sweater are a great detail. This is a new brand for me, and I was impressed with how nice the sweater was constructed. It felt soft, fit me well, and the price point is really good also. This sweater could easily be dressed up with your favorite skirt or dress pants. I also think that adding a leopard print handbag or scarf would look fabulous.

This sweater runs true to size, and I am wearing a size medium. For sizing reference, I am 5’6″ tall, weigh between 155-165 at any given time; I wear a size 10 (or a 30) in jeans, a size 12 in dresses, and a size 10 or a medium to a large in tops.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a brown sweater and gold jewelry from Kendra Scott

A gurl has got to put on her jewels if she wants to SHINE! My large AVI gold-tone hoops and the Jack Multi-Chain necklace that I am wearing backwards. If I divide the number of wears that I have gotten, by how much I paid for these items, I am sure that I have paid pennies a day. I wear these all the time, and I have definitely gotten my money’s worth from them.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old showing a side view of a brown sweater and black distressed jeans with UGG boots

I wanted you to see how long this sweater extended in the back. The sweater is long enough that it would work for leggings also. With so many of us working from home, this is an important detail.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing black distressed jeans with UGG boots

You can’t tell that these black jeans have a tiny bit of distressing at the knee in this photo. I love distressed jeans, but I know that a huge amount of you can’t stand them. So, it is easy for you to pick jeans to fit your lifestyle and personality. Hmmm, what does it say about me that I love distressed jeans? I found an article online that said that distressed denim reflects a little of who you are – hard-working but stylish. YEP! That is me to a tee! I have had these jeans for a while, and they are already sold out. I will link to similar black jeans in distressed and non-distressed variety.

Also, you might notice that I have on my UGG Classic II boots. When the forecast is for a couple of inches of snow, these babies keep my tootsies warm. I even wear these every night as my house shoes because I am always cold. These boots look great with jeans, but they also look great with leggings.

I am wearing a size 9, my normal size, and the boots fit great. I even have plenty of room to wear a pair of socks!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a brown sweater, black distressed jeans, and UGG Classic II boots

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  1. Alison wrote:

    I never think to wear this color combination, but it sure looks nice. I’ll have to take a look in my closet.

    Posted 2.6.21 Reply
  2. Stacy Lucas wrote:

    I believe a brown and black outfit you modeled was one that caught my eye about 4 years ago or longer on Pinterest. Still enjoying your blog!

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  3. Gwen Ellis wrote:

    Tanya, I LOVE all the outfits you put together. It helps to see that we ladies “over 21” can wear current, fashionable things. I have been fascinated with your eyelashes. I finally ordered the lash boost today. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for being so helpful.

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  4. Michelle wrote:

    I’m not much younger and wear about a size or two larger than you. I like distressed jeans on others but am afraid I may be too old to wear them. I haven’t bought any yet but you’ve inspired me to. You always look so stylish and cute. I’m glad I found your blog.

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  5. Sandy wrote:

    I love this color combo! Smooth.

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  6. Penny Jo wrote:

    I love this outfit on you. Do you ever wear silver jewelry? I have very little gold and my wedding rings and bracelets are white gold. Do these cute long necklaces would not work.

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  7. Angelia Wampner wrote:

    I too, wear my Ugg style boots as house shoes and with my PJ’S. They are super comfy and warm. I am thinking of jumping into the distressing jeans fashion as well. Haven’t tried it yet but with this past year, its taught me to grab life and enjoy the ride.

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  8. Billee Jo wrote:

    Great minds…? I dressed in this same combo this morning before reading your post but with black on top and brown on the bottom!

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
  9. Jena wrote:

    Wow, Tania, you look so strong, stable, and reliable! Very cute–your class and sass shine through no matter what color you wear!

    Posted 2.3.21 Reply
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