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    Thursday
    Nov042010

    Reader Request: Gray and Brown

    Gray striped boat neck tee-Loft (30%off), JouJou faux leather jacket-Nordstrom, Stretch denim leggings-C&C California, Boots-Steve Madden, Handbag-Spain

    Stephanie (of scrumptious) went out with some friends and she paired up a gray sweater dress, gray sheer tights, and caramel colored knee high boots.  After wearing the outfit Stephanie said she liked the look but she wasn't sure if it worked or not.  So Stephanie asked me my thoughts on wearing gray and brown together. 

     

    My thoughts on Stephanie's gray/brown outfit:
    1. I think neutral colors like brown, black and gray definitely work well together.
    2. Another great option is to match the brown boots with brown tights to make the legs look elongated and longer. 
    3. Tie in the brown boots with the rest of the outfit by adding an accessory that has shades of brown it in. This can be a belt, clutch, or even a chunky bracelet.
    4. Consider adding in a third color or a pattern. This can be a cardigan, jacket, or scarf.
    5. Most importantly, I think Stephanie's outfit worked because she liked it and she wore it with confidence!


    So I was inspired to put together a similar outfit using these colors but I went into my closet and I realized I don't have a lot of solid brown and gray items in my closet and I don't even have a single gray or brown dress.  This is because these colors are not the most flattering on me. However, if I break up these colors in my outfit by adding jeans, a third color such as white or yellow, or even patterns such as stripes, then I can pull off wearing these colors. 

     

    I wore the outfit Sunday for a casual get together with our friends for Halloween.  I also brought along this gray cardigan to wear in the house.

    My fairy princess and me

    Do you wear gray and brown together?
     
    Also, check out the CoolKids blog today. Betsy has launched a new series called Real Life Cool Kids and she is featuring Ariyana today!

     

     

    Reader Comments (42)

    Always ... I love wearing gray and brown together!!! Love the outfit you look fabulous as always!! xo

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

    I like your idea #4. I wear these colors together all the time. Here is one of mine. The boots is brown even though it looks like black in the picture.

    http://occasionallychic.blogspot.com/2010/10/notch-up.html

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeeta

    awww i love your outfit, especially how you styled this overall look (amazing bag btw!) great tips and agree neutral tones like grey & brown work well together.

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyle-haus

    New to your blog and it's lovely! You look adorable in that outfit...your lil one is too cute!!

    http://jennymayandswede.blogspot.com/

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJMay

    Great Tips Naina! :) And the outfit totally works on you! Off to check out Ariyana now! :)

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertanvii.com

    you look so great and I love your tips! Gray and brown is a great combo :)

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMara

    i use a lot of gray and brown together..its coz i mostly have neutrals on my wardrobe.haha

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterching

    I love your tips! I'm not sure I've ever really thought about it... probably with chocolate heels yes?

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjamie-lee

    I don't wear gray and brown together. It just doesn't look right to me. I can't do black and brown either and when I see people wearing it, I think they don't match. It's all a personal thing though. If someone is confident in their outfit, that's all that matters.

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaNibbles

    Gray and Brown definitely go together, and you look FABULOUS babe, love your outfit so much!!!

    XOXO
    J

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjemina

    lovely
    http://www.hivennn.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">x hivennn

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhiven

    What a cool look.. and your little girl is divine..
    stylish just like her mother.. mwahhh.

    LOx

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee Oliveira

    I love your look! I definitely wear grey and brown together. Your grey jacket is so nice and looks great with the striped top and brown boots!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChas

    Great tips! Loved the cool kids blog - Ariyana looks adorable. Some of those things might show up under the Christmas tree this year for her!!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachna

    You look gorgeous Naina, and perrrrrfect for fall! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! She steals the show!

    xx
    Nikki

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

    love grey and brown together, clothing and home decor. it's not so predictable and breaks up the neutral, making it a bit more exciting. cute outfit! and ariyana looks adorable!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralison (semi-fab lane)

    You look fantastic! Love your boots, too. I'm having trouble finding boots that fit properly around the top of the calf, they are almost always too big. Do you have that problem, too?

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCafé Bellini

    I am a new fan of grey and brown as well. I am usually very traditional so its really hard to break old habits, but fashion has no rules so we should all wear what makes us happy.
    besoslynn.blogspot.com

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBESOS LYNN

    Omg I loveee the stretch denim jeggings you have on! And WOW Ariyana is SO cute in the Cool Kids feature!!! Congrats to Miss. A :) - Vandna

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

    fabulous outfit and your daughter is the cutest!

    xo

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFashion Meets Food

    Love your fabulous boots and your darling lil' doll's feature today!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

    I think it looks fabulous. It's true it can be tricky to mix but your tips make it work. I'm going to give it a shot this weekend :)

    Heading on over to see her!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTHE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    Super chic outfit. Love you jacket - can't believe that is faux leather!!!

    stylishdesi.com/blog

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStylishDesi

    love your look, naina! you have the best bag collection! i would like to wear brown and gray, but i have to say both colors look bad with my complexion! i am a winter, so these look well on warmer skin tones, like yours :)

    xo
    sami

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersamantha

    You need to buy the samurai pants for Ariyana!! She will look adorable in them..

    I have never tried gray and brown and but love ur tip#3 and will give it a spin. I love ur outfit and ur bag is just gorgeous!! Seriously, you need to upload to chictopia and lookbook so that more people can see ur fab styling!! as well as Blogloving'!!

    November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbollywoodstylediaries

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