What’s your favourite colour? Brown is probably not at the top of your list. It has connotations of the safe and even the boring or drab. But brown, with its spectrum from gold and caramel through softest taupe to deepest mahogany is one of the most stylish and versatile colours for autumn and winter.
Use it to add softness and depth to your look or in the place of harsher black for a subtle and elegant finish. And this season, the catwalk is sitting up and taking notice of the rainbow’s least talked about colour. Brown was everywhere on the autumn/winter catwalks, from 70s inspired chocolate tones to pale shimmering golds. It seems designers across the world of high fashion are finally embracing earth-inspired shades.
We explore all things brown to discover how you can wear this season’s favourite colour.
Find Your Shade
Brown is not a single colour. Instead, it encompasses a whole range of cool and warm shades that will complement different skin and hair tones in different ways. If in doubt, hold a brown accessory or item of brown clothing next to your face and see how it makes you feel. If it’s leaving you washed out, then choose something with a warmer hue, if it highlights natural redness or leaves your skin tone looking flat, go cooler.
Layer Colours and Textures
The variety of browns available means that you can play with layering different shades to create a deeply textured and rounded look. Use contrasting shades to build a distinctive autumn-inspired wardrobe. Pair a chocolate brown knit with a wrap that includes golden tones, like our Leopard Print Silk and Merino Wool Scarf for an indulgent, multi-tonal look.
Choose Brown Accessories
Brown is a great accent point for many colours, including stylish neutrals like navy and grey. Choosing brown accessories over the traditional black, reduces harsh lines and adds a warmth and softness to your outfit. Try this simple Camel Cashmere Beanie to instantly update your new season look.
3 Brown Accessories to Try Today
This luxury statement scarf combines grey and brown tones in a range of weaves to create a unique multi-textural accessory. Handcrafted on an antique loom, you won’t find anything like it anywhere else. Throw it over your favourite camel trench for an on-trend look.
Warm and practical, these beautiful cashmere wrist warmers up your autumn style game while leaving your hands free to get things done. Make this shade of brown shine by adding gold accents throughout your outfit.
This cashmere cape is the pinnacle of luxury cover-ups. Crafted in the highest-quality Mongolian cashmere, it’s perfect for keeping you cosy on the coldest of days. Wear it with blue denim and knee-high, conker-brown leather boots to run your errands in serious style this autumn.
Explore our online store today and let the brown into your autumn/winter wardrobe. It’s a colour update you won’t regret.