The colour brown is not usually an obvious first choice. While the shade can be earthy and comforting, it can also seem drab and dull, taking a back seat to brighter, eye-catching tones like millennial pink and living coral. But in spite of this, the understated autumnal hue is fast becoming a favourite having had a stellar runway season in Spring/Summer ’19, ranging terracotta to camel and brown granite to its lighter cousins of beige and taupe. Phillip Lim, Roksanda, Jil Sander, Chanel, Dior and Balmain are but just a few of the names that heralded the return of the aforementioned hues. Less harsh than black, it is also a trusty colour (read: wardrobe staple potential) that works well regardless of personal style. In short, add them to your wardrobe, pronto.
Styling tips and shopping picks below.
#1: Take it to the tailors
Scroll through Thai actress Bella Campen’s Instagram feed and you will find many examples of style #inspo. Here, she rocks a killer taupe pantsuit combination that makes her look sharp and spiffy.
If going all deep brown like Bella is not something you’re keen on, you can go with a lighter hue like beige, such as this combination from Tom Ford that you can wear with studded heels and a handbag.
Going matchy-matchy with your blazer and pants will make you look cohesive, but you definitely need accessories to add dimension to the style. Here’s another method — Pairing a lighter coloured blazer with darker pants not only creates contrast, but also helps elongate your stature. Finish with your favourite nude pumps and you’ve got a #girlboss outfit down pat.
Read more on the next page.