Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

Hi Everyone,

Over the past couple of seasons we have seen brown creeping up in trend status. Traditionally a colour coupled with words such as “dull” or “dowdy”, the brown of today is anything but!

In fact worn well brown can look every bit as classy, if not more, than the traditional black. There are a few simple tricks and key things to look out for. This post gives my personal tips for how to style brown.

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Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

1. Brown and white will always work

For a crisp Summer vibe team your brown with white. An outfit solely comprising brown and white will always look crisp and well put together.

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

2. Keep it plain

Of course you can have pretty patterned brown items in your wardrobe. However to make a real statement brown will make more of an impact if worn as a plain solid colour.

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

3. Avoid teaming with dull earthy tones

Don’t get me wrong, I am the first to fall in love with and wear earthy tones. However when it comes to making a statement whilst wearing brown it is best not to team it up with dull earthy tones.

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

4. Team with brown accessories

Often you will see brown teamed with black accessories. However brown teamed with brown accessories will add a little something to every brown outfit.

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

5. Team with pastel blue or pink

Both pastel blue or pastel pink tend to work very well with brown. Making an outfit look crisp with a bit of fun to it. Be careful of other pastel colours though such as yellow, green, or orange as the impact will not be nearly as fresh and can make the outfit look bland.

Trend Alert: How to Style Brown

Outfit details:

Trousers – Phisique du Role

Blazer – Phisique du Role

Shirt – Similar here

Blue top – Similar here

Shopping Bag – (for Switzerland email me on  TheJacksons 

Brown Bag – Louis Vuitton (old) – (similar here)


Phisique du role available in the following stores in Switzerland: Aarau, Ascona @yasmineperjennifer, Bern @cph_switzerland, Crans Montana @dedeconceptstore, Nyon @ladressenyonofficiel, Neuchatel, Lausanne  @boutiquekenko_hoshi, Uster @boutiquegraceuster, Zug @doemaboutique , Richterswil @casteljac_richterswil , Zurich @rejanerosenbergerdesign, @golden_carrot_shoes_zurich, @sam_by_regenpfeifer



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. These are some great tips! I love pairing brown and white. I feel brown and burgundy go really nicely together as well. I have a burgundy hand bag which looks stunning with my brown blazer.

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