Our preference for colours largely reflects through the wardrobe choices we make. You will inevitably always find your favourite shade dominating your closet or lean towards colours that suit your features.  However, the designer clothes that are fresh and in-trend are majorly influenced by the Pantone palette of the particular season. Each season has a palette associated with it, which is then seen on the runways of fashion week. As a result, these spectra of colours make their way into our closet and outfits of the day.

For the upcoming season, brown seems like the favoured hue; a must-have colour in your wardrobe. Wondering why? It’s simple, nothing expresses fall/winter like the various deep and rich shades of brown. Chocolate brown and cocoa are the new shades to look out for this season as seen on the runways of Prabal Gurung, Bottega Veneta and Nanushka. We see brown evolve from a rather boring colour to an elegant hue that pairs well with similar tones or even with brighter blends such as blue and yellow. Style it right, experiment with textures and dress in it from head-to-toe for a chic and modern look.

Look your best in brown with 7 designer-approved ways to style the hue:

1) Sophisticated Style

Emilia Wickstead makes a statement with a chocolate brown pairing that speaks volume with its exquisite tailoring. The draped neckline and the thick-pleated, wide-sleeved blouse tucked into the wide-legged, high-waisted pants makes for quite a sophisticated look with an artsy touch. Given its formal appeal, this smartly-tailored style would work really well in the boardroom. Break the colour monotony and add a pair of black heels to take the sophistication of the look one notch higher.

2) Casual Street-Style

Use your trendy fall separates in brown to put together a great on-trend outfit. Leather bermuda shorts have been the rage for a while now. This makes them a definite must-have in your closet. Match a pair in brown with a sweater also in this brunette hue and add some neutral footwear for a stylish street-style look. Moreover, play around with the textures of your clothes for a more vivid appearance. Take for example the contrast of the croc-texture on the leather shorts teamed with the ribbed texture of the sweater.

3) Crop Pairing

There is nothing like smooth satin to give a refined look to your ensemble. And chocolate brown is the best colour to help you achieve it. Take this satin co-ord set by Nanushka for instance. The front-twist adds character to what would otherwise be a rather mundane look. Showcasing its fluidity, the rich brown hue looks great when paired with a midi-skirt in the same colour. Consequently, you have a functional cropped silhouette paired with an ankle-skimming hem showcasing an informal sense of beauty. Transform this look to a dinner party attire by adding on some delicate Cult Gaia sandals.

4) Power Dressing

Suiting up will always be a favourite fashion trend that we incorporate into every season. In a beautiful amber shade by Ferragamo, the suit looks even more powerful. Pristinely tailored, the relaxed blazer and tapered trousers are a more chic and upgraded fit in comparison to the classic style. Layered over a bralette from the same palette, you will stand out more than ever in this brown, tonal, modern ensemble.

5) Elegant Night Out

Maxmara makes a strong case for chocolate brown evening-wear in their matte crêpe viscose jersey dress paired with a petal-embellished, organza jacket. With the holiday season approaching, this is a sophisticated style to keep in mind for all those parties. While red, white and black are common colours worn in the festive season, switching your palette to a delicious brown is equally ravishing.

6) Everyday Style

We might not be able to bundle up in stylish trench coats and faux fur jackets, but we can rock beautiful fall dresses in trending styles and colours. Our pick is the versatile shirt dress by Maxmara in an ultralight techno candy hue. A much lighter colour in the brown spectrum, it is suitable for daily wear and you can dress it according to the occasion. There is a distinct contrast of the smooth upper half and the knife-pleats in the lower half that is separated by a wicker texture belt, cinching the waist. Accessorise with a bag in a deeper brown hue and some taupe footwear as an easy way to try the colour trend. It is an exceptional look with a feminine flair suited for everyday style.


7) Comfortable Look

Jumpsuits have evolved into becoming a closet mainstay. This can be attributed to their comfortable fit, easy wear and ability to look stylish, no matter what. Dodo Bar Or showcases their jumpsuit for fall/winter in a tobacco brown colour crafted from leather. A shortcut to model the head-to-toe brown look, it is an effortlessly stylish garment to go for. The details of the exaggerated drawstring collar and cuffed legs are attractive features in the jumpsuit that will ensure you look A+ and feel snug at the same time.

Which is your favourite way to wear all-brown? Let us know in the comments below.

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