2.03.2012

Conversation #139: I'm afraid! (It is the final day of the winter fashion challenge)

We made it through another challenge!  Like I mentioned in the beginning, I find these so fun and helps me put together clothing I never would have on my own.  Anyway, today the challenge was to do something you're afraid of when it comes to fashion.  Honestly, there are probably a lot of things I'm afraid of, but for some reason the first thing that jumped to mind was mixing brown and black.  I have long been an advocate that says you pick one or the other to incorporate into an outfit, but not both.  However, I saw a picture in the latest L.L. Bean Signature catalog that is similar to my outfit today and I liked it so I decided to try it. 

I still say that there are certain browns and blacks you shouldn't mix.  I'm not sure I would mix a darker brown than I used today with black, and I will always opposed navy blue and black together.  That is just a matter of principle!  However, I realized that I actually really like cognacs and milder browns next to black so today I just went for it: brown leather belt and brown leather boots with black!  I know, this is really earth shattering in the fashion world, but it got me to try something new.

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Lands' End, $10
Skirt, Lands' End Canvas, $20
Leather Belt, American Eagle Outfitters, $10
Leather Boots, Sonoma, seen a lot, gift (these aren't quite as dark as they appear in the picture)

I'm a little sad the challenge is over, but hopefully I'll still be able to dress myself next week!  As always, check out the other lovely ladies here.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Mixing black and brown scares me too! I wore a brown belt and black shoes yesterday and it was all I could think about!

You did a fabulous job though! Very cute :)

Sarah in Indiana said...

I'm a little loath to mix black and brown, too, but I think you did it successfully. Sort of a subtly safari look. Thanks for stopping by to help me combat my fear of the boots-skinny jean combo.

Kayla @ Freckles in April said...

I remember the first time I paired a brown belt with a gray skirt. I spent the whole day wondering if people were judging me. It is a weirdly scary color combo! You look great though!

Kayla
Freckles in April