Guys, we don’t mean to alarm you, but there is a new trend afoot (sorry, had to) and it’s going to rock your world: Brown is officially the new black.
Everyone loves black—it’s the easiest shade to pull off and dressing head to toe in it is a surefire way to ensure you always look refined and chic. But, if you give us the chance, we think we’ll be able to convince you that brown is just as versatile and just as sophisticated. Plus, bonus points for originality.
From deep toffee and chestnut shades to muted nutmeg and hazel hues, the street style set have been experimenting with cascading hazel hues of late. There’s a certain softness to these tones—while they’re as practical as black, white and navy, they add more femininity to an outfit than their counterparts.
Brown can be polarising: it has a reputation as being an “ugly” colour, but when done right, it can actually feel rich and luxe. Instead of draining you, brown warms your features, is the perfect transeasonal colour, and it looks great paired with brighter colors, like fuchsia or electric blue. With so many different shades of brown, from chocolate to coffee to cedar, it's easy to integrate the hue of the moment into your everyday wardrobe.