One of my favorite color combos for fall is brown and black. and yet every time I suggest it, I get quizzed if you can actually wear the two neutrals together. Well, I’m here to say, forget that old color rule that you can’t wear brown and black together (is that even a thing anymore?). It’s basically like the white after Labor Day rule — totally dated and totally untrue. It’s basically a fashion urban legend at this point. When you wear brown and black together, the brown lends all-black an earthy-chic feel that’s perfect for fall and winter. In fact, this color combo is one of my favorites for fall, and I’m a little confused why anyone ever said you can’t wear the two together. Or maybe no one did and I’m just making that up?
I’m a huge fan of neutrals for fall, and I love how brown and black is a chic way to channel the season without looking cheesy. It’s earthy but elegant. When wearing brown and black together, I love working in different textures. For example, you could pair suede and cashmere or denim and fur to add interest to the neutral pairing. This neutral pairing works if you’re going casual with jeans, or for the office with a skirt or dress. It’s also a great way to make a brown or black coat work a million ways. Or go subtle, and mix in brown accessories with an all-black outfit. If you’re looking for inspiration for how to wear brown and black, I’ve gathered tons of street style inspo from Pinterest.
Here are my favorite ideas and inspiration for how to wear brown and black together this fall.