Gracey Wears: Black and Caramel

Although I’m a big fan of pairing black with brown, I know it’s not for everyone; it can seem counter-intuitive to pair neutrals.  But, I’d like to make the argument that caramel is more of a color and less of a neutral and therefore is perfectly okay to wear with black:

fashion for giants in black midi skirt, floral print tank & tassel necklace fashion for giants in black midi skirt, floral print tank & black sandals

And in a fun print like this one, it’s more than okay, it’s great:

ashion for giants thrifted black midi & floral print tank close up

If you’re looking to try mixing black and brown, a print is a great way to go.  And I also recommend looking past the brown found in the smallest pack of Crayola crayons. Instead, look to the 64-pack for inspiration in the way of burnt sienna, raw sienna and fuzzy wuzzy (a real color).  Oh, and caramel, of course:

ashion for giants in black midi skirt, caramel floral print tank & black sandals

What about you, Dear Readers?  What are your feelings on wearing black with brown?

Thanks for reading!
Gracey

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12 Responses to “Gracey Wears: Black and Caramel”

  1. Jessy

    My feeling are (1)that you look absolutely fab, (2) that that top is really great, and (3) that brown and black are great together. I also like black and navy, black and grey, blue and brown, and brown and grey. But I find the last of these pairings by far the hardest to make work – when it does, boom!

    • Shelbee on the Edge

      Jessy, if you are having a difficult time making brown and gray work, have you tried different shades of brown? For example, camel and gray are fabulous together. Also, a taupe-y brown with gray undertones is very easy to work with gray. I am also a huge fan of any shade of blue with brown (like turquoise or aquamarine and of course, navy)! Have fun styling!

      • fashionforgiants

        Yes, yes, yes on both the camel and gray and any shade of blue with brown!

    • fashionforgiants

      Thank you! I also love brown and grey together and think Shelbee on the Edge’s advice below to try camel and grey is excellent. I love camel and grey together.

  2. Linda B

    Black and caramel are one of the best combinations, in my opinion!

    • fashionforgiants

      I agree; caramel is such a rich color, it looks great with black!

  3. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    Love it, and I like all these unpredictable combinations. xo

  4. calikancab

    I routinely wear mocha with black in the fall and winter. You look great, by the way!

    • fashionforgiants

      Oooh. Yes, mocha is another good brown to pair with black.

      Thank you!