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Black and Brown

blog_fashionWhile wearing black and blue together still hasn’t crossed into the “do” list in the fashion world, black and brown are a new staple in color combinations. Not too long ago, blending these colors was a big time no-no, but especially this season, the combo is being seen everywhere, particularly in New York (where else would you expect it to happen?). Don’t be afraid to try it out, just be careful not to over-do it. The best approach—try out black leggings or skinny jeans with below-the-knee brown boots. The color combo and outfit choice is perfect for the chilly weather and offers a sophisticated and updated look. Or try skinny blue boyfriend jeans, a black T-shirt, a dark brown leather jacket, and light brown oxford heels—charming, stylish and memorable.

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