Brown 1 (With Navy)

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Brown for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Navy

Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Quote of the day: “Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.” William Feather

Thank you to MaryAnne, a wonderful reader, for the suggestion of creating a brown series and incorporating into it the navy and brown combination!! I’ve always been a lover of the color brown. Especially at work when I was dressing more “seriously”, I tended to lean towards the browns instead of blacks since my coloring is quite pale. Since brown is a neutral–you can trust that all colors will look good with it! For our brown items in this series I tried to be very diverse with the items chosen to try to give you many ideas for your closet. Mom was happy that she was chosen to wear a skirt, Nancy got appointed her puffy vest, and I chose a silk blouse.

Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.  Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Brown (Blouse): I wanted to lighten up the combination by adding the gold turtleneck. I also wore my lace extender which will have it’s own series in a couple weeks!

Blouse: East 5th (similar here)~~Jeans: Ann Taylor(similar here)~~Turtleneck: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Lace Extender: Grace & Lace (here)~~Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)~~Necklace: Trendz Boutique (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s Brown (Vest): Nancy’s dress is a great “V” patterned stripe–the addition of the turtleneck makes it possible for her to venture outside when the weather is cold!

Vest: Charter Club (similar here)~~Dress: Merona (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Brown with Navy for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Brown (Skirt): Mom’s favorite color is blue, thus finding options for this combination was easy peasy! Her navy sweater maybe lighter in color than the usual navy, but close enough, right?

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: Flora Ashley (similar here)~~Top: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Shoes: Ballys (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Happy Styling to you all!  Linking with Spin the Pin, All About You, Turning Heads, Trend Spin, On Trend TuesdaysStyle Sessions, Wearing with Wisdom, Fresh Fashion Forum, Senior Salon, #iwillwearwhatilike (metallic)A little R & R,  & Confident Tuesday

And icurvy blog has a challenge every month to put your own spin on a “pin”—here’s my attempt!  You should try it!!


Photography by Kari Strand Photography  Yippee..Kari’s back for this post!!!

Does your closet lack in brown? Here’s some brown blouses under $50 (with different ones on my Facebook page on Wednesday):

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