Welcome to another edition of Match Made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a color, a movie. Then we each style an outfit based on that theme. The theme for this month is Brown Fashion. Our stylish friend from the Netherlands, Sonja from Beauty Some, picked this theme. Sonja has a great sense of style and loves a challenge as reflected in this theme!
Read on to see how I interpret this theme…
Basic Brown Fashion
Oftentimes, when we think of brown, we think drab, basic or boring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are many rich brown shades to choose from so it’s easy to find just the right shade for you. For me, browns with a bit of orange in them work best. And camel shades work for almost everyone.
Since brown itself is a neutral, it’s a great fit with other neutrals like beige, olive, camel, and greige. It pairs beautifully with fall colors in shades like navy blue, mustard yellow, rust, and dusty rose.
Like all neutrals, texture is key with styling an outfit in shades of brown. The variations in fabric and weaves is what gives this neutral color its character and style.
My Take on Basic Brown Fashion
When you think of brown fashion, what image do you see? The color brown runs the gamut from a light tannish-brown to deep chocolate with hundreds of shades in between. I tend to wear browns on the lighter end of the spectrum.
A basic turtleneck is an easy choice and I’ll bet almost all of you have at least one. Mine is a lighter weight that works for my climate. The color is described as “driftwood heather” and is a light brown shade that goes with almost anything. The tunic length gives lots of options for styling, including tucked into a skirt.
The camel-ish color jeans are from Universal Threads at Target. I love the fit of their jeans and if you haven’t tried them, be sure to check them out. The price is incredible and they come in short and plus sized in addition to misses. Gotta love that! I know I do.
For texture, you can’t beat suede boots, and these mid-calf boots have become my favorites. They are super easy to layer over fitted ankle jeans, jeggings, or leggings. The calf-hair belt ties all the brown shades together.
We took these photos in our local park and it was chilly in the shade. So, a brown teddy coat was a nice warm layer.
Brown resin earrings from Sole Society kept a natural look for the outfit.
The Photo Shoot
Doesn’t that subtitle make it sound official? Lol! In any case, we took these photos at a nearby park. You can see that even in Southern California we DO have seasonal changes, though they may not be as visible as in your climate. Along the coast here, it’s been in the 60s during the day and low 50’s at night. Yes, it’s our almost-winter season!
SHOP THE POST
Be sure to check out how my favorite fashionistas have styled this month’s theme. I can’t wait to see their versions of “basic brown fashion.”
What a wonderfully creative group of women!
Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.
Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/
Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/
Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/
Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/
Emma of http://www.style-splash.com/
Nancy of https://www.