Today I’m sharing a basic trousers and turtleneck look and showing how easy it is to style these simple brown pieces.
Half the fun of styling your wardrobe is mixing and matching pieces you already have. When I shop, I always think, “What else can I wear with this?” It recently occurred to me that I have very little brown in my closet and knowing it’s a very versatile color, I decided to fix that.
Three Ways to Style Trousers and Turtleneck
The two basic pieces are in a shade of brown called Chocolate Noir. See, even the name is French! Lol!
The high-rise trousers are cinched with a belted waist and a tapered silhouette. They have a front zip and self-tie belt, but you can easily substitute your own to customize the look or enhance your outfit. There are pockets (yay!) and a lean leg that’s slightly cropped for perfect proportions.
The sweater may look heavy, but it’s actually very soft and lightweight. Drop shoulders give it a flattering fit. It’s in the same shade of chocolate noir but also comes in a pretty, bright pink that looks great with the brown trousers. So tempting!
Both pieces are from Ann Taylor, so you know they are of high quality. They are also on sale!
Monochromatic Trousers and Turtleneck
We sometimes forget just how chic it can be to style all one color. Whenever you look at “French style,” you see simple solids together in monochromatic looks. And there is something to be said for that. When you wear one color, you create a smooth line, which can be super flattering. It looks elegant yet simple which exemplifies the whole French-style vibe.
By adding a few simple accessories, you can complete the outfit and head out the door, yet look stylishly put together.
I’m loving these ankle-length trousers. In a colder climate, wear boots under the roomy legs for warmth.
The sweater is slightly cropped but a bit too bulky to tuck in all the way around so I did a bit of a front tuck here.
Turtleneck and Jeans
This look, of course, is a no-brainer. A solid sweater and jeans look is super easy to put together and it always works. I styled these pieces in the post Amazing Outerwear: The Packable Down Coat, under the coat, and illustrated how nice brown and burgundy look together.
All that’s needed is a scarf or statement necklace to complete the look and make it more of an “outfit.” Like this fleece scarf in leopard print. If it’s not too cold, you could style a plaid blanket scarf instead of a coat for a chic winter look!
Trousers With A Blouse
A pair of loose-fitting trousers is such a welcome departure from snug-fitting jeans or pants. While we all love our skinnies, a nice pair of trousers is a great way to change things up. And these high-waisted, belted trousers are such a throwback to the elegant ladies of the 40s and 50s!
Pairing the trousers with a rich henna blouse with pleated balloon sleeves changes the look entirely for a more romantic feel. There is just something about these overstated sleeves that says romance, isn’t there? Or maybe you would say a more professional look? This blouse is another great find from Express. Like everyone else, they are having a BIG sale and this top is under $35.
Either way, this is a great fall color combination that always works. It reminds me of the beautiful fall shades a fellow blogger, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish styles. With her red hair and skin tone, she shows some beautiful florals and rich earth tones. Check out her blog!
The next time you’re thinking, ugh, boring brown, think again! These basic brown trousers and turtleneck look super stylish in a monochromatic outfit or styled with many other pieces.
Good quality trousers and sweaters are the backbones of our wardrobes. The rich color blends beautifully with colors from bright reds and pinks to yellows and blues. Add a pop of pattern with your favorite leopard print pumps for instant style!