I knew from the beginning of the unexpected color combination experiment that I wanted to create an outfit pairing black and brown. It may be the lack of appropriate pieces in my wardrobe, but this particular combination was a big challenge for me. But, given that this is the last pairing in this series, I knew I had to give a go.
Results. I paired this (I know it's hard to tell from the pictures) brown wide belt and brown pumps with this solid black dress and walked out the door. I was scared, friends. Shakin' in my heels. But as the hours passed, my love for this outfit grew and grew. Although I'm not sure if this had to do with the color pairing or more to do with the fact that wearing this dress feels like wearing pajamas.
Figure. Black next to potential brown shade choices.
My opinion is that as long as the brown isn't really, really dark it can pair with black. The key is to be deliberate with the pairing otherwise it will look like you just got dressed in the dark. If you are going to do this - do this.
Talk about ending on a positive note. Three, count them three, compliments happened on the day I wore black and brown together. And, just because two came from the same person on two separate occasions doesn't mean they don't count. I repeat, three.
In conclusion, black and brown was the most personally challenging and most successful color combination so far.
This marks the final pairing in the unexpected color combination experiment. Look for a 'discussion and conclusion' post in the coming weeks and be thinking about what fashion experiment you want to see next!
Previous unexpected color combination experiment outfits: