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GNW sweater, H&M skirt, Dior over-the Knee Boots unbranded gemstone belt, LV scarf

Can you wear brown and pink together? Sure, you can. It’s the modern way to wear pink. Read how to create great looks in these colors by wearing pink like a neutral or as a pop of color or adding other colors.




Wear Pink as a Neutral with Brown

Pink comes in various hues. Picking muted or pastel variations of the color permits styling a neutral outfit in the two colors. Make sure that the pink and brown are both either warm or cold colors. Repeat the colors with the accessories. The all neutral look below remains interesting due to the different textures of the clothing items.


neutral outfit in pink and brown tulle skirt and sweater with scarf
GNW sweater, Lily Lulu Anais tulle skirt, Dior boots, smoky quartz belt and jewelry, and Hermes scarf



Use Pink as a Pop of Color to an Look in Various Hues of Brown

The plaid skirt, booties, and belt feature an all neutral brown look. The sweater is the statement. You can vary the look with different shades of pink top or brown accessories.


two examples of wearing pink as a pop of color with multiple brown neutrals
Classic winter work outfits with American Classic bias-cut brown plaid skirt, Gucci belt, smoky quartz statement necklace and Hermes collier de chien bangle. The accessories and footwear pick up the colors of the skirt. Left: Landsend pink mock turtleneck cashmere sweater, and Dior otk-boots. Right: GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater in a muted pink, opaque GNW tights, and Clarks booties



Which Colors Work with Pink and Brown?

Tip: Use the colors of from a sunset landscape painting or a brown and pink scarf as inspiration for which colors to add to pink and brown.


The color combinations of the Louis Vuitton scarf, for instance, inspired the look in the first photo of this post. The print of the scarf ties the color combination of the outfit all together. The otk-boots give the outfit a lean look. Recall pink – like all pastels – adds the illusion of weight. More on how to wear over-the-knee boots.


Pair Brown and Pink of Different Shades

Alternatively, try the two colors with variations of the hue. For instance, add burgundy or fuchsia or beige. In the example below on the right, a burgundy motorcycle coat is accessorized with a matching beret and fuchsia and chocolate are added with the bags and boots.


style book author in 2 outfits with pink and brown plus a third color
Left: Elie Tahari chocolate brown leather sheath dress, Landsend pink mock turtleneck sweater, Dior OTK boots, LV printed scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, 3.1 Philip Lim fuchsia bag. Right: Burgundy Cole Haan motorcycle shearling coat, cashmere chevron scarf, fuchsia 3.1 Philip Lim bag, leatherCoatsEtc leather gloves and beret, and Dior over-the-knee boots




How to Wear Pink and Brown Together in a Nutshell

As shown in this post, pink can be styled as a pop of color or as a neutral. More on how to wear pink over 40. While brown is a neutral and goes with all kind of colors, it is a bit harder to style neutrals in a non-boring way.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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