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...
Dress: MICHAEL Michael Kors (The printed version is now HALF PRICE here!)
Earrings: Lovisa (Similar here)
Bag: DIY job (See the tutorial 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?
P.S. I hope you like the new layout!