Shades of Brown: December’s Match Made in Seven

December 18, 2019
Shades of Brown: December's Match Made in Seven

Welcome to December’s edition of Match Made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything: a book, music, a color, a movie, and then we style an outfit based on that theme. This month Sonja set the theme of brown, which I think took some of us in the group by surprise!

…brown is a very flattering colour, especially in luxurious textures such as velvet

Slap bang in the middle of the festive season we’re conditioned to think that it has to be all sequins, glitter and red. But brown is a very flattering colour, especially in luxurious textures such as velvet. I own three velvet jackets, all from charity shops. This one was the most expensive at £8 – not exactly a splurge!

When Sonja set the theme of brown it momentarily stumped me; it’s not a colour I gravitate towards in the run up to Christmas, but it’s good to get out of a rut. It also got me thinking about some of my older clothes, including this skirt. I bought it from Monsoon about 15 years ago. It’s a bit big for me now but it’s ok sitting on my hips with a jumper that’s long enough to meet it. I’ve probably had this jumper about the same amount of time. I like how the oatmeal shade picks out the embroidery on the skirt.

The burgundy accents add warmth to the outfit and compliment the shades of brown

I’m not really one for wearing a lot of neutral shades, so I had to include some colour. The burgundy accents add warmth to the outfit and compliment the shades of brown. I had to sneak a little bit of red in there after all 😉

Shades of Brown: December's Match Made in Seven
velvet jacket, Monsoon embroidered skirt
brown velvet jacket, Monsoon woollen embroidered skirt
Monsoon brown embroidered skirt
Shades of Brown: December's Match Made in Seven
brown velvet jacket
Shades of Brown: December's Match Made in Seven
brown velvet jacket
Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag
red and gold ring
Shades of Brown: December's Match Made in Seven

Velvet jacket from a charity shop | Monsoon skirt (old) | Jones boots (old, similar) | Paul Costelloe bag (from eBay, similar) | Wallis necklace (old)

Don’t forget to visit the other ladies in the group to see how they’re dressing in shades of brown!

Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.com/

Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/

Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/

Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/

Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/

Nancy of https://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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7 responses to “Shades of Brown: December’s Match Made in Seven”

  1. Bettye says:

    Gorgeous, Emma! I love the wine with the brown, I wouldn’t have thought of that combination! And don’t get me started on brown velvet, YUMMY!

    Happy Holidays to you!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    I also wouldn t thought of wearing those colors together! I like Brown a lot! Your blazer looks very luxureous! And the skirt is so lovely! We sold those kind a skirts in the store where I used to work!

  3. Ruth Josey says:

    I love the burgundy with the brown! I always like to wear brown because I think it’s a great color for me (but I actually have very little of it currently). It looks amazing on you! And I love that skirt! I believe I’d find somewhere to have it taken in a bit so I could be comfortable wearing it more. And a velvet blazer – yes please!

    Ruth
    http://www.VogueFauxReal.com

  4. Pamela says:

    Love brown with burgundy, it gives it a glow, good co-ordination Emma. Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family
    Pamela xx
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  5. Love all the different textures in this look too! That skirt is amazing.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  6. Suzy Turner says:

    I adore shades of brown, and my favourite colour to complement is? Orange! I just think the combination is stunning.
    Merry Christmas, Emma! I hope you and your family have a wonderful festive season.
    Love from Portugal
    Suzy xx

  7. Darlene says:

    OK, you win the brown challenge, Emma. Your outfit is gorgeous! The rich reddish brown looks amazing with your hair and coloring and the whole outfit is so put together! Love it! (Can you tell I’m WAY behind!! Lol!)

    Wishing you the happiest of holidays.
    xx Darlene

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