Black and Brown- match or clash???

Do black and brown

  • match

  • clash

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Oct 22, 2007
I used to always think black and brown clash and should never be worn together. But lately I'm starting to think that they are not too bad next to eachother. In your opinion, do black and brown match or clash? Is it a fashion no-no? I get annoyed buying everything in both black and brown. I also tend to wear black so much more. Help me please! TIA!


Are we there yet?
Jul 23, 2007
I think you should have some key pieces in brown. I am like you in black just looks so much better on me, brown washes me out. BUT, I do own some brown pants in various shades, and some blouses with brown in it. I find that my browns and blacks mix well together. I would also say the same for black and navy. I love them both together when done right. I think it is a fresh look.


Dec 29, 2007
Actually, it's one of my favorite cool weather looks.

I often wear all black with a great brown leather or wool coat over it. Choosing the brown specifically because it looks the best imo. Or I have one great brown sweather that looks the best with black pants.

I have leather boots with both black and brown on them and purses as well.


Sep 14, 2006
I agree that chocolate browns with blacks look kind of funny, I think that color palette only belongs on the chocolate swirl cake things...

Very light browns look ok with black. I don't usually see navy blue with black, but I think any color can go with any color depending on the whole look of your outfit. I'm pretty sure Sienna Miller could get away with wearing any colors... You just have to work it!

Alice From Italy

Proud Member
Jun 7, 2006
No, I really don't like brown and black at all. With an exception. If you are all black dressed you can carry LV bags mono or damier, but not a total brown bag.
I think that black-brown-blue should never be together! We also have a way to say in Italy or at least in my area that is "Nero e marrone fanno cafone" (that means that black -nero- and brown -marrone- makes you look like a rude) LOL