Brown 2 (With Red)

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

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

Quote of the day: “When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not it.” Anonymous

Since brown is a darker neutral, I decided to go with a brighter color combination for the second in our series. The first post joined navy with the same neutral items (here). This red and brown mixture is perfect if you love wearing red, but feel the need to tone it down at times!

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): My mom always wonders how I can wear shoes with no socks when it’s cold outside. Well it certainly helps when your leggings are fur lined!

Blouse: East 5th (similar here)~~Legging: SG Style (similar here)~~Cardigan: Magnet (similar here)~~Shoes: Missguided (here)~~Scarf: (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): The tassel necklace was a gift from me for Christmas. Be on the watch for more since she got a couple of them in different colors.

Vest: Charter Club(similar here)~~Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Sweater: The Territory Ahead (similar here)~~Boots: Impo (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): There was an option to wear brown boots instead of black, but I thought it might look too matchy?

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shirt worn as a jacket: (similar here)~~Turtleneck: JHC (similar here)~~Boots: Bandolino (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Brown vests and jackets as toppers to your outfits (There are more on Facebook on Friday)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Brown and red – great combination! Just purchased a brown fringed cardigan and will pair it with a red blouse. Thanks for the idea.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you just love the fringe that’s available now?? I think that’ll be a fabulous outfit, Kathleen!

  • Great color combination! I always enjoy seeing unusual color mixes, and I will definitely be keeping this one in mind while planning future looks. Your plaid pants are so fun and I love the tassel necklace you gave Nancy.Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course, Jennie!! Thanks for the nice words!!

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Love the red shoes

  • I like that color combination! I have worn red with brown before, too, and I always like the look.

    I’m visiting from the Weekend Blog Hop. Here’s my blog hop post…

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jeanine!!

  • SheelaGoh

    Jodie, your shoes are DIVINE!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sheela….under $40 and comfy from the get go!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    All great looks! Love your plaid pants and those lace up shoes, Jodie!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & hope your Valentine weekend is fabulous!


    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Enjoy your time off work…you deserve it!!

  • michele

    I liked all three of the looks. I struggle with brown sometimes because i don’t know what to wear with it other than tan or jeans.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Since brown is a neutral…it really looks great with every color! Just wait until Saturday and I show it with a pastel (guess which one?)!!!! Thanks for reading Michele!

  • I love this post with the ladies of all ages. I am in my 60’s and the lady in the 70’s would give me a run for the money. All of you look Fabulous! Enjoy Valentines Day.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Neti!! Happy Weekend!

  • Love that quote! Made me smile! Pretty looks all around and great tips!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!

  • RedTagChicLA

    I’ve always loved brown as a mixer – thanks for the style tips! Have a lovely VDay weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rebecca for stopping by!! You do look wonderful in brown!!

  • Gorgeous. I always like brown instead of black as a neutral, and it looks great paired with the red.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m with you…brown is not as harsh as black…but sometimes it’s hard to find in the stores!!

  • A little bit of red makes all the difference (and I LOVE your mum’s boots – and your red shoes!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Leanne!!

  • Pretty! I love your plaid!

  • What a great combination! I never thought of putting a bright color like red with a more “toned down” color like brown as you described. Definitely rocking these outfits! Thanks for sharing! I’m not much of a brown color wearer because I already feel so dark as it is! But these look good for a winter look! Also thanks for sharing your post on the Thursday Tryouts link-up. Please share the link-up in your posts if you decided to join again, which I hope you do! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow Caroline…I’m so sorry I forgot to add the Thursday Tryout to my list of linkup…I corrected that and it won’t happen again!! Thanks for such a nice compliment!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    This might just be my favorite trio of looks from you! Love the reds and browns…. My other favorite combo with brown is greens , the color of nature always works, lol…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hmmm…that’s a great idea for the next series of brown…thanks Tracey!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I am really loving those red lace up shoes with the brown! I need a pair pronto!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Those shoes are a great deal!! They’d even look good with the outfit in your picture that comes across with your comment!!

  • First…are you SURE I’m not the center of the Universe…because Mitch says I am. 😉 You totally nailed this color combination! LOVE IT!! Those shoes of yours…I’m dying over here. #want!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well i guess the center of the universe could be dependent on your persepective!! Those shoes are my new faves…for under $40 no less!! And by the way….where do you get coupons for DSW?

      • I have their Visa card, so I get rewards. I’m headed there now!

  • Catherine Urbanski

    I love the red with brown because it reminds me of chocolate and strawberries! Honestly, it looks so good, I would have never thought of that combo. I LOVE the ghillie shoes!!! Nice job!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course chocolate & strawberries—and that’s the perfect combination also!! Thanks for the wonderful words Catherine!! (those are my most recent favorite shoes….and they were under $40!!)