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These Colors Actually Look Amazing Together!

Can I wear black and brown together? I get this question ALL the time! I totally get that it’s unusual and somewhat tricky, so I want to give you my fail-safe formula for success when wearing a unique color combination like brown and black or navy and black.

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Brown and black outfit, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a dark brown wrapped neck top by Lovers + Friends tucked into 7 for all mankind ripped jeans with black snake-embossed knee-high boots and black reversible Valentino belt in west Texas

Chic Brown and Black Outfit

TOP | JEANS | BOOTSBELT

Wearing black and brown together is a lot easier than you think! I share my #1 tip below…but first, let’s talk about this look that doesn’t follow the rules! This top by Lovers + Friends is beautiful! The deep espresso color makes it easy to wear with black because it is so dark. The wrapped neckline and ruching make it super sexy without showing any skin! I paired it with some ripped jeans by 7 For All Mankind that is super high rise and cropped (perfect for petites)! On my feet, I’m wearing my favorite knee-high, snake-embossed boots by Schutz. They’re comfortable (for heels), sexy, and versatile. I also have them in the python print! To bring the look together, I’m wearing my reversible Valentino belt. I know it’s a little pricey so another belt I love (not reversible) is this one.

Brown and black outfit, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a brown leather blazer by Kobi Halperin, black distressed jeans by J Brand, black puff sleeve cashmere sweater by AQUA, gold Baublebar layered necklace, and leopard print Sam Edelman pumps in Telluride, ColoradoBrown and black outfit, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a brown leather blazer by Kobi Halperin, black distressed jeans by J Brand, black puff sleeve cashmere sweater by AQUA, gold Baublebar layered necklace, leopard print scarf, and black Jimmy Choo pumps in Telluride, Colorado

How To Wear Black & Brown

If you’re still unsure, one fail-safe tip for combining black and brown…wear an anchor piece. For an easy way to wear black and brown, wear one key anchor piece that has black AND brown in it. To seamlessly wear brown and black or any unusual color combination, all you need to tie it together is…  an anchor piece. So, what is an anchor piece? It’s an accessory or piece of clothing that incorporates BOTH colors, tieing color combinations like brown and black together. It makes your outfit and color choice look deliberate, more cohesive, and next level.
In the looks above…my anchor pieces are the leopard shoes and scarf!

Have you tried wearing black and brown together yet? What are you thoughts…love it, hate it? Please share in the comments below!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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3 thoughts on “These Colors Actually Look Amazing Together!

  1. I so agree with the brown/black combo! The same goes for your home decor as well, brown and black accents and grounding pieces lend to a very chick yet relaxed feel. Funny how the closet and the decor can look very similar:
    Love your you tube! Thanks so much for all you share:)

  2. Love brown/black, blue/black and blue/brown. Classic, chic! Am not into the ripped jeans look however. It detracts from classic lines.

  3. [email protected]. Great post. I love that color combo. The links in the post don’t work for me. This happens alot. Is there somet on my end i can fix? I wanted to take a look at the black jeans. Thanks

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