My mom warned to wear brown and black together

Forget about old fashion rules – they are the new It

I have a confession to make. I am again not listening to my late mother’s fashion rule not to pair brown and black in one outfit. In this work outfit, I disobeyed on purpose again like I did when wearing three neutrals, black, brown and white in one OOTD. I am wearing my brown booties with black tights, a black leather pencil skirt, a faux suede brown blazer, white cotton cardigan over my plaid shirt. You have seen the individual pieces of today’s outfit already in the posts at the links.

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#fashionover50 office look with black and brown colors
Oliveo faux suede blazer layered over a GNW cardigan worn as top over an Oliveo plaid shirt that are belted with a Kieselstein Cord belt for shape and worn with Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, GNW tights, Clarks booties, Medor watch, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, and accessories with a statement necklace with brooch attached as pendant, and YSL bag (all own)
#styleover50 woman in a brown and black office look
Side view of office look with Oliveo faux suede blazer layered , GNW cardigan worn as top, Oliveo plaid shirt, Kieselstein Cord belt, Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, GNW tight, Clarks booties, Medor watch, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, and accessories with a statement necklace with brooch attached as pendant, and YSL bag (all own)

Styling my outerwear

My outerwear is composed of my short chocolate brown shearling coat, black hat, and brown bag. Sorry mom, I just have to do it again, and again.

#fashionover50 woman in a brown winter look
Outerwear of a chocolate brown shearling coat styled with LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, Yes Saint Laurent bag, Clark booties, and beret (all own)

Do you obey your mother’s fashion rules? If so, which ones? Which fashion rule do you find to be the most obnoxious rule and why? Which fashion rule is your biggest challenge? Let me know by email or twitter. I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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