The Look: Boho Brown

Michael Kors lace up chain dress
Let's be straight: colours remind us of things. Spring green anyone? Or maybe sky blue? **Insert colour cliche here** So when it comes to brown, does our brain automatically go "poooooo"?

I'm totally ashamed to say that I had to restrain myself to not call this post 'how to wear brown without looking like a turd', but I thought that would have been a little too far. Note to self: not everyone has the humor of a toddler.

I think that rocking brown is all about finding that dress that looks anything but a piece of poo poo and this Michael Kors baby totally ticks that box. With a Cadbury-ish shade and cute boho lace-up detailing in luxe gold, this dress is the perfect mix of classic glam and laid back boho. So how do you rock this tricky shade? Read on...



Michael Kors dress

statement boho earrings 

brown lace up dress

statement tassel earrings 

lace up chain 

lace up pumps 

brown dress style
 Dress: MICHAEL Michael Kors (The printed version is now HALF PRICE here!)
Earrings: Lovisa (Similar here)
Shoes: Primark (Similar here)

Never ever ever would I have imagined myself fan-girling over something brown. But then I spotted this chain-embellished crepe Michael Kors beauty and was hooked. Jake bought it for me for my birthday and I styled it for my birthday dinner like this. Unfortunately this colour is now sold out, but the cute printed version is now half price here if you feel like treating yourself.

Styling brown can be as challenging as reciting pi to a 50 decimal place, one wrong move and it's all just a mess! I think my dress is particularly flattering due to the crepe fabric and the belted waist, which takes it a million miles from barn yard sack territory.

As for colour combos, I chose a colourful and suitably hippyish clutch bag and took an alternative colour out of the print to match the shoes. These shoes are from the one shop I miss most from England, Primark! Dear Primark, pleeeease open in Australia!

I'm obsessed with the huge earrings that are around at the moment and this tasseled tribal pair really suited this boho look and judging by the runways, the 70s isn't going anywhere. **My boho filled wardrobe sings a Hallelujah chorus** 

My Tips On Styling Brown
- Add a warm, luxurious vibe with statement gold jewellery.
- Style with nudes for a stunning neutral look.
- Brown and cobalt blue make a vibrant and stunning combination.
- Go for a fitted piece. Baggy and brown= giant turd.
- Take note of the shade. Warm chocolatey shades are complimenting. Avoid shades with green undertones.

Would you wear brown?

Rachel
xoxo

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70 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous! Love this look! Have a fabulous weekend my love! :-)
    Much love, Len
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  2. What a gorgeous look! Love your hair and shoes so much.
    Happy weekend, beautiful!
    Xx, Raysa

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  3. You look pretty dear!!Love this outfit..what dress!!
    Kisses
    Ale
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  4. Dear! You look beautiful! I like boho!

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  5. what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    simply love it!
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  6. I absolutely adore that dress it's beautiful, I am the same with brown my head says no haha but once it's on and styled well especially like you've done it's a big thumbs up. Love those shoes too it works really well with the colour scheme xxx

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  7. You have styled brown so well ! Love the outfit you are flaunting in this post. Have a great day ahead!
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  8. I like the whole look and I am falling for this shoes! xxx

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  9. Gold accents look amazing with brown. You look great and I love your jewellery. x/Madison
    Beauty Talk

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  10. I love your shoes!!! I like how you styled it here :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // Villa Escudero

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  11. Yes Spring= green for me lol Oh well blooming flowers and etc obviously SS season! I love that brown Boho dress matched with your beautiful shoes! Girl, your eyes are so charming!

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  12. Awesome photos! Love the shoes, such a cute outfit! Thanks for sharing this! xx

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  14. Such a great look. Love those shoes (: Nati xx
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  15. Lovely flats and gorgeous accessories Rachel! Looking great!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  16. Love this look, the shoes are gorgeous! love your blog, let me know if you want to follow each other and I will follow you right back! x
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  17. Amazing look! *_*
    Baci,
    Marina
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  18. I love the chain detail on the top of the dress and the shoes are great

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  19. I couldn't stop laughing when I read the first part! I love your sense of humor!! And I love this outfit and how you paired it with the bag and shoes. Great tips on styling brown!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  20. The orange sandals look lovely! How unique. I do like your styling ideas, brown is a difficult colour to wear and your suggestions have really brought the colour to life :)

    Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  21. I loved those earrings! Soooo beautiful!!

    Followed you on instagram :)

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  22. Such a beautiful look!! Stunning!

    Adi xx
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  23. Great tips on how to wear brown. It can definitely be a tough color to wear but you did it so well here!

    Tina
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  24. Without looking like a turd haha, made me laugh so much! LOVE your shoes so much xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  25. Perfect makeup to a lovely boho look
    Lovin the lace up shoes so much

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  26. You look stunning, Rachel! I love how you styled everything and I'm obsessed with those earrings. Love this post, girl! Xo, Kyla

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  27. I love brown, especially when wearing trench coats and picking leather bags,summer sandals...great styling with your outfit you dont look like a piece of poo at all! Ps lets just talk about that slick of silver white eye liner/pencil under your eyes-really makes your eyes Pop! ( :

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  28. such a beautiful look! That bag looks sooo good.
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  29. I actually really like wearing warm chocolatey brown, especially in the fall/winter months.
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  30. I like the glamourous outfit! The jewellery perfectly complements the dress.

    Luxessed

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  31. This is amazing and chic! Love your styling, the bag is the perfect accessory!

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  32. I totally agree with you, my dear, this Michael Kors piece is all about classic glam and sophisticated boho...
    and I love your personal styling, the earrings are soooo cool
    kisses
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  33. I totally agree with you, my dear, this Michael Kors piece is all about classic glam and sophisticated boho...
    and I love your personal styling, the earrings are soooo cool
    kisses
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  34. So elegant and cool look!
    Have a nice Sunday!
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  35. Simply amazing Rachel! Nice choice. You are really beautiful in this shooting! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  36. Stunning, so amazing !!! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog ... so I follow back ok?
    GFC and Google+
    instagram: @mirandabeautyworld
    I'm waiting for you ... :-)
    Kisses

    Diana
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  37. Funny how I don't wear brown! It has something to do with my undertones and complexion aiks! Anyways love the colour on you and yasss that dress is gorg x

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  38. You totally slayed this boho look. The Micheal Kors dress is such a stunner and supper edgy! I am already coveting your lace up ballerinas. You are such a stunner sweetheart!
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  39. Dear Rachel, but I must say this would have been an amazing title :) You made me smile and I'm again full of admiration for your perfect look! You reached definitely the opposite as you described in the title you didn't use - simply perfect! Thanks for sharing this beautiful and inspiring post and have a happy new week.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  40. Your eyes are stunning. Love the white liner on the tight line and that top bun is adorable! Great style girlie.

    XO, Jessi
    mywhiteT.com

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  41. unless its brown slacks for work. I don't normally incorporate brown in my wardrobe. but I will take your tips into consideration and start styling with brown shades.

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  42. Love the way you styled this brown dress, and your shoes are fabulous!

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  43. Love your flats! The color is so beautiful!

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  44. I'm in love with everything about this outfit. The bag and shoes are stunning. I need to check Primark and see if they still have them in stock!

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  45. love the look!!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️
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  46. Loved your blog.. I am a big fan of Lovisa Accessories too. I too have a lot of them.. Great post. Loved your outfit !!

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  47. Wow your eyes are so beautiful and the make up is perfect! Amazing dress and boho vibes! You look absolutely amazing and pretty Rachel! Have a nice week!
    xx
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  48. you look amazing rachel. Those earrings are gorgeous

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  49. Love your hippie-inspired outfit ♥ You look great!
    Melina
    www.melinaalt.de

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  50. Amazing pics as ever doll, love your style!

    Alice Cerea,
    Alice Cerea blogger

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  51. Brown is one of my facourite colour, and I like styling it with gold accessories, it looks pretty like that. Love the way you style your outfits, you look gorgeous <3 xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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  52. Rachel, you made me laugh...hard because I'm guilty of having a sense of humor like a toddler, haha! I hated anything brown for the longest because when I was younger, my dad used to always buy me clothing or shoes in the color brown. I mean, what 7 or 8 year old wants a pair of brown shoes? lol! Thankfully, I've gotten over this because brown really is a lovely color and can look super stylish, like you've proven in this look! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  53. You are definitely rocking that cute boho chic dress! You look stunning!

    Tanya
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    BlogLovin

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  54. Haha, I laughed at your alternative way to title this post. And I agree, brown is challenging to style, But you do it so well. My personal favorite is to style it with gold jewelry and colors of earth tones (like orange, olive burgundy, etc). And you nailed it. You look so amazing in this boho vibe look! <3

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  55. Rachel, you look STUNNING! Brown might be difficult to style but you did a killer job! SO GORGE! And those flats are so fun! I need them in that color!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  56. Hello,

    Beautiful shoes ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  57. You have some great tips for styling brown - I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the color either, and while I recognize that other people can rock it, I'm just not one of those people haha. I love your outfit though, you look so chic! The earrings especially. Great shots :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  58. your dress is so cool, I love the neckline
    xo
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  59. Love this bohemian brown idea! I adore the lace up dress (: x

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  60. Gorgeous! I absolutely love this look x

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  61. I love your boho style, it looks great on you! :) xx

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  62. I definitely agree with you when it comes to styling brown and don't find myself putting looks together as much as I'd like to with it. I've always been a fan of the boho vibes, but haven't managed to pull them off as well as you did. I'm pretty sure I said this on instagram, but I love those colourful lace up flats. Which reminds me I need to invest in more colourful lace up flats this Spring as I typically go for more neutral pairs.

    As always, great post Rachel!

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  63. You beautiful in brown! I love how you've style this gorgeous Michael Kors dress and the gold accent are beautiful. I have to say I don't wear a ton of brown, mostly because it tends to wash me out. But that being said, it is a colour that I think can look amazing.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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