Fashion’s having a love affair with brown, and it’s not a moment that comes often. An all-brown look rarely gets people on best-dressed lists, and it’s a colour usually reserved for everyday accessories. But as designer labels like Michael Kors, Dior, Lanvin, and others have shown, playing with multiple tones and patterns does wonders for the humble hue. Take your cue from La Redoute’s clever mix of prints and textures, or Zara’s assortment of shades for an autumnal mood. Don’t restrict brown to merely blazers and your regular work bag. Mix wool with velvet, leather with lace, and infuse small doses of blue, peach, and salmon. Think caramel, coffee, chocolate, and champagne—with a shot of experimental styling, the daily brown hue proves amply capable of channelling high fashion looks. It’s a lively rush of caffeine for your closet.l
Images: Clarks; Essence; Farfetch: Nordstrom; PR Shots; Shinerock London; Wolf & Badger; Zara.