Brown, not frumpy, clothing & Fancy Friday linkup

brown clothing

I love brown clothing, it is such a beautiful warm, rich color. Now next to black, no slightly below, green is my favorite color. But it used to be brown. I can still remember when I was about 15 years old and looking for brown trousers, corduroy. Of course I knew exactly what those trousers should look like. And of course it was nowhere to be found.

Back to brown clothing.

brown satin skirt

But in the end I found in a very small boutique at the bottom of a pile on the floor my brown corduroy trousers! No one wore brown, but I did. I also had a gorgeous brown trouser suit from Scotch & Soda when I was 15. Brown is not a popular color. Coincidentally, we now see many different shades of brown in this season. Yes I know that we always see brown in fall collections. But often not those gorgeous warm shades of brown clothing. And also often in pretty frumpy items.

So now I’m squinting at all the pretty brown. Like this skirt. I wear it actually pretty often with this cardigan. I am really happy with that cardigan. And I immediately fell in love with this skirt when I saw it. Good length too. It was already late in the afternoon when we took these photos. It was to dark actually to take some (read 70) photos. And it was bloody cold. So I was in the mood for a warm thick sweater.

But I actually had this top in mind with the short brown cardigan. And when I tried it on it looked pretty boring. I need to make it work, because when I bought the skirt I had that outfit in mind! Perhaps I need to add a lot of gold, or wear my white boots underneath. I think that is what it is, that look needs heels!

Brown and blue clothing worn together.

brown and blue outfit

This sweater is older and actually not even my color but somehow I think it looks good and it always gives my skin a bit of a glow. I can’t explain that because it is a cool color. Anyway, I also am wearing a brown necklace and  brown and blue earrings. And the lovely leopard and blue bag. Oh how very matchy matchy. I think I will show you more beautiful brown clothing this season. There are at least many more in my shopping cart……(s)

satin skirt and thick knitted sweater

brown and blue outfitme in my garden

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69 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Katie! Have a good weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  1. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    This is a great pairing Nancy. Looks nice and cosy too. Have a lovely weekend. xx

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Laurie! Have a great weekend!

  2. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Brown does get a bad wrap but it shouldn’t because it really is such a great neutral and less harsh than black. I loved reading about you searching for the perfect pants you had your mind set on. Your skirt is so beautiful, such a deep, rich shade and it looks so pretty with that blue sweater.
    Have a great weekend Nancy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kellyann!

    • nancy
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      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

    • nancy
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      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks!

  3. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I like brown too. And I love how you styled that skirt!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Amy!

  4. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    This is such a beautiful color combo! You look so cozy chic!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jill!

  5. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, I am TOTALLY WITH YOU regarding brown. I’m always looking for gorgeous brown clothes but, like you, can’t usually find it which is so annoying! I was pretty happy earlier this year though, because H&M had my favourite vest top in brown so I bought two! And I love brown with shades of blue—especially aquamarine shades. Just gorgeous! I’m obviously loving your skirt!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Suzy! I totally get you bought two of the cardigans! I bought also a few brown sweaters, just because I won’t be seeing such beautiful shades of brown next season!

  6. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    The blue sweater was a perfect color to pair with the brown skirt! What a pretty combo! I love this type of blue and have a sweater in a similar tone. Thinking I should pair it with one of my skirts that has some brown in it. I don’t think I have tried that. Have a wonderful weekend!
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  7. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I think you look beautiful in blue!

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  8. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Love the blue sweater and how you styled it with the skirt and brown boots. It’s such a cosy and stylish look!
    Happy weekend nancy!

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    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Yvonne!

  9. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    That’s a gorgeous outfit – love both the skirt and the blue sweater! Yes, I also really like brown, but gosh it is so hard to find jeans and trousers in brown, skirts are slightly easier. But it’s such great colour and suits warm complexions like you and me.

    Have a lovely weekend x

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! You really have to search for the right items! Thanks Penny!

  10. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    This is a super cute outfit, Nancy! That blue sweater looks great on you. I am developing a love for brown. For so long, I really didn’t like it, but I think it had to do with the shades of brown that were popular for awhile. Like you, I’m a fan of warm browns. But often browns have too many gray tones that just make them look muddy. So I’m slowly adding brown to my closet.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Yes Michelle, often you see the cooler shades of brown which I don’t like either!

  11. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I love the sweater…as I am a huge sweater lover! Great color!

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks!

  12. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I also like brown clothes as a teenager. ? You look amazing Nancy and I like the colour of this jumper.
    I wish you a great weekend!

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Tina!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Black will always be my number one color but brown has such gorgeous shades!

  13. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I don’t think we often see you in blue – but it looks good and there are some nice blues in the autumn palette. Have a great weekend

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Gail. No indeed, and when I wear it is navy!

  14. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Oh wow, Nancy, this outfit is beautiful! And I love these fall photos. I have a long dark brown skirt that I have been struggling to style but now you have given me some ideas. I love the light blue paired with the dark brown. It is a really soothing color combination. And I also like the chunky sweater with the maxi skirt. Hmmmm….you have me thinking. stay tuned!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      I love brown a lot and often combine it with blue. Thanks love!

  15. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I’m the same way with the color brown. People thought I was crazy for having brown as one of my favorite colors, but now its a trendy! I loved how you paired it with that blue sweater!!

    xo
    Mel

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Haha strange right! It is such a beautiful color!

  16. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Isn’t it funny how you get an idea and just can’t rest? I often come up with something in my head and can never find it! Brown is such a lovely color…full of depth and so many different shades. I love this look…those earrings are gorgeous! Brown and blue work magic together, don’t they?

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    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      I think they really do! Might have worn it back then too!

  17. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Love all the textures in this outfit, and that wonderful chunky beaded necklace! Brown is a great neutral that is often overlooked, and it looks perfect with the gorgeous shade of blue of your sweater. Thanks for the link up and enjoy the holidays!

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Di, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  18. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I do love brown too, although unlike you it hasn’t always been the case. Due to the brown and navy school uniforms of some Belgian schools, I skirted both colours for years.
    I love how you styled your skirt – which indeed is the perfect length – with that blue jumper. I always think that shade of blue works very well with chocolaty brown. Loving your necklace and handbag too!
    Oh, and I am so hearing you about making photos when there’s a lack of daylight! Pff.
    Have a great weekend Nancy! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Oh I understand that. I have it with black and white because I used to work in a bar.

  19. Joanne
    17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Oh I just love this color combo!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  20. 17th December 2021 / 18:22

    Thank you for hosting, Nancy. This is another chic look. Really laid-back but stylish. Me like mucho. xo Fijne weekend

    • nancy
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      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Dankjewel lieve Sabina, fijne maandag!

  21. jodie filogomo
    17th December 2021 / 18:22

    I’ve always like brown too, and it goes with almost everything in my closet. The only thing I don’t absolutely love it with is grey. For some reason those two neutrals together don’t make me happy, haha.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Depends Jodie! I have a post somewhere, I think the title is boring colors, where I wear grey and brown. Depends on the textures and prints.

  22. 18th December 2021 / 18:22

    How perfect that Salazar was wearing brown, too! I realized I needed some brown in my closet a few years ago when Sonja chose it for our Match Made in Seven Collab. Now I can’t seem to get enough! I really like it with that blue sweater, Nancy. I’ll have to try that. I have a brown velvet midi skirt I bought last year and just realized I’ve never worn it! Your skirt will look very cool with white boots and lots of gold!! Have a great weekend.

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, you see where a collaboration leeds to. Oh please show that velvet skirt Darlene!

  23. 18th December 2021 / 18:22

    I think brown is definitely making a comeback—Megan Markle was just photographed wearing a gorgeous brown coat and I want one now 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, but there are so many beautiful shades of brown now!

  24. 18th December 2021 / 18:22

    I love that blue color on you! It’s fantastic paired with brown!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Laura!

  25. 18th December 2021 / 18:22

    I don’t have a lot of brown clothing in my wardrobe but it’s a nice neutral! I have quite a few brown bags! 🙂

    I really like the skirt on you, the blue knit is the perfect pairing with it!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  26. 19th December 2021 / 18:22

    Brown and blue is a lovely colour combination, and the fallen leaves make a very pretty backdrop. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Emma! Have a good Sunday!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  27. 20th December 2021 / 18:22

    The blue sweater looks great with the brown skirt, Nancy! I’ve been a fan of rich browns for most of my life, and am always amused when brown goes out of fashion. It’s been out for nearly a decade – I remember despairing between 2009-2019ish that there was no brown to be found. Thank goodness for second-hand shopping, where every colour is available!

    Thanks so much for the link party! I’m joining you in my leopard gown (yay for brown!)

    • nancy
      Author
      21st December 2021 / 18:22

      Yay indeed! On one side I am glad that brown is a trend now, lots of choice but I don’twant everyone to like it oversudden, lol.

  28. 29th December 2021 / 18:22

    Don’t these colours look great together Nancy, I adore blue with brown and should try it. Sorry I didn’t make the linkup xx Jacqui

    • nancy
      Author
      30th December 2021 / 18:22

      That’s okay! Thanks Jacqui!

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