What I Wore: Neutrals Party (Pinterest Challenge)


Brown and black together, what?! This is something I usually avoid, but I think if you get the right shade of brown it can work. And when I saw this outfit floating around on Pinterest, I loved it. Black AND brown AND grey AND white? Yes. All ze neutrals, I will vear zem all! (imagine with an accent). So I decided to copycat it as part of my Pinterest challenge. You can see the original pin here.

I had all of the elements except for a good scarf to pull it all together. And then I came across the Etsy shop neckStyles and their Aztec print scarf. Perfect. And uber versatile; I foresee much use out of this scarf. And they have tons of awesome patterns and colors. I may or may not already be planning my next purchase from them.

Overall: a very comfortable outfit, visually and tactilely.

What’s your opinion on wearing black and brown together? Absolute no-no, or only with certain shades?

Also: if you’re looking for the wedding wear reveal from last week’s poll, check out the end of yesterday’s post.






Colors: Black, Grey, Brown, and White

T-shirt: from Target
Jeans: from Target
Scarf: from neckStyles on Etsy
Bracelet: from Whispering Sweet Nothings on Etsy
Shoes: Naina flats from Blowfish shoes

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Kiwi Women’s Style, Because Shanna Said So, Transatlantic Blonde and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


  1. I am in love with those jeans!
    I don’t see the problem with wearing black and brown together -shrug- as long as the person wearing the clothes is comfortable with it

    1. I’m in love with these jeans, too. 🙂

      I’m not sure where it got ingrained in me that black and brown don’t go together, but it’s been deeply ingrained. I’ve mostly gotten over it, but I still don’t like dark browns and black together.

    1. Thank you!! 🙂 I’ve done black and tan together before. This is the first I’ve done more true brown with black. I think it works. Still can’t do dark brown and black together, though.

    1. I’m slowly becoming more tolerant of it. Though I still can’t do dark brown and black together, and cringe when my boyfriend does (he could care less).

  2. I used to always think black and brown didn’t go together, but i’ve been wearing them together lately! I love your scarf!


  3. This is one of my most favorite recent pins………….and I can’t find a scarf to make it work! But YOU SURE DID! LOVE!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I didn’t even hesitate when I saw these pants at Target, I snatched them right up. It’s like lace but not! Haha.

  4. Smoked it! I agree the right shades/tones makes all the difference. Until this year I would never have considered black and brown but I have been inspired too 🙂 Thanks for joining up with WW xo