New Fashion Rules: It’s O.K. to Pair Brown and Black

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During my time working professionally as a stylist, one of the many things that always surprises me are the so-called “Fashion Rules” people feel they cannot break.  People tend to cling to “rules” they learned as children, like not wearing white after Labor Day, or not mixing silver and gold accessories.  This also goes for today’s sometimes assumed Fashion Faux Pas: pairing brown and black.  Hopefully I will dis-spell this rumor with the insanely fashionable looks I am sharing today on Miss Sabado and Ramona in Brown and Black.  These looks are some of my most favorite from my recent #TripleXXX collaboration with Miss Sabado and Modern Vice Boots.

The key to getting this trend right is to pair several different brown and black accessories, like I have in both Ramona and Miss Sabados looks.  It also helps if you can include at least one piece that has both brown and black in its palette or print, like Ramonas Brown-and-Black Suede Purse and Fur Vest or Miss Sabados Brown-and-Black Velvet and Fur Coat.  It also helps to choose at least one accessory with a mid-range color, like the tan in Ramonas Snakeskin Boots or the mustard yellow in Miss Sabados Feathered Hat.

This post was recently featured on the Independent Fashion Blogger link-up! Check out the feature in the links below!

Links à la Mode, January 21


SPONSOR: Amazon’s Shopbop Moschino, Jenni Kayne Shoes, camilla and marc Dresses, Jump From Paper, DODO BAR OR, Christopher Esber, Crochet Dresses, Cold Shoulder Tops, Fringe Skirts, Men’s Satisfy

Outfit Details:

On Ramona (Left):

Fur Vest: BCBG

Dress: Vintage circa 1960’s

Turtleneck: Forever 21

Hat: Vintage circa 1960’s

Necklaces (All): Vintage

Suede Bag: Vintage circa 1970’s

Hosiery: Forever 21

Boots: Modern Vice

On Miss Sabado (Right):

Coat: Vintage circa 1940’s

Dress: Fendi

Hat: Vintage circa 1960’s

Necklaces (All): Vintage

Handbag: Vintage circa 1960’s

Boots: Modern Vice


Photography: Chris Knight @ChrisKnightPhoto

Styling: Karen Weaver @GingerSnapsNYC

Hair and Make-up: Jhonatan Rendon @_Jhonatan_Rendon


Ramona @RamonaReps

Miss Sabado @MissSabado

Thank you to @ModernVice for the incredible boots!

GingerSnaps TripleXXX Fall 1

GingerSnaps TripleXXX Skins and Saxaphones

GingerSnaps TripleXXX Black Holiday Jett

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