okay, this is my first thread in the wardrobe forum... i'm usually in the handbags one. so here's goes the question: when i was in my teens, a friend and i were going out, and as i changed, she was agast that i was wearing a dark chocolate top with my flare black pants and black shoes. i was like, 'what?' and she said that black and brown never go together. i had never heard of that. i thought it looked fine. well, that totally traumatized me that to this day, almost 20 years later, i have trouble combining the two colors in my outfits. i love brown, sometimes more than black, but b/c of this, i got myself separate wardrobe pieces so that the black and the brown outfits stay in their color scheme. i see lots of photos with celebs combining the color, so it is really a faux pas then? i love brown handbags, and i sometimes have issue wearing brown bags with my black outfits. what do you think?