There are many style codes around the seasons; symbolic red tape around what you should or shouldn’t wear during a specific season. In general, we say ignore the codes and wear whatever you love and whatever makes you feel good. One style code that we’re leapfrogging this year is that brown is the color for fall.
Well, we’re not really avoiding it, we’re actually just prolonging it. We’ve worn neutrals all the way through the style-coded fall period, and we’re loving them so much we’re extending the season for neutral brown clothing through winter and maybe even spring.
Why are we loving it so much? Well, brown clothing presents the perfect base color. You can take it in a number of different directions: dressing it up with bolder hues is perfectly reasonable, as is continuing the neutral field with creams, whites, and greys. When layering is high on the priorities, brown is a veritable MVP.
To pay homage to the color that’s seen us through fall and looks set to march us through the bleak winter, too, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite brown clothing with the help of Harvey Nichols.
Shop some of our favorite brown clothing for winter 2021 below.
Colorful Standard T-Shirt
We've sung the praises of brown as a base, so where better to start than a high-quality base layer? This Colorful Standard tee will be one of the hardest-working pieces in your wardrobe.
Nanushka Virote Sweater
Nanushka's Virote Sweater looks to uneven stripes in an equally neutral cream color to emphasize its beautiful brown wool build.
Maison Margiela Reversible Leather Jacket
Two leather jackets in one? Yes. One side in perfectly smooth leather and the other in distressed, dusty leather? Double yes. 40 percent off at checkout? Stop.
Highsnobiety Mock-Neck Fleece
Our own elevated version of a classic fleece design, this brown quarter zip jumper is created with a heavyweight 410gsm fleece fabric.
NN07 Nick Jumper
Brown works so well in winter because it's a cozy color. That's why pieces like this mock-neck sweater from NN07 suit it so much.
Polo Ralph Lauren Wool Jumper
Situated on the lighter end of the brown clothing scale, this Polo Ralph Lauren sweater comes in a versatile camel hue.
Falke Tiago Socks
When we say that we love brown, we're talking all the way down to the socks. That kind of love.
Vivienne Westwood Camel Beanie
Brown accessories exemplify the styling prowess of the color This camel beanie from Vivienne Westwood works with all fits.
Norse Projects Silas Tab Series Shirt
Norse Projects buys into the Scandinavian-minimalism trend big time. The Silas Shirt abides by the brand's tagline: true luxury is not the big gesture, but the small things done well.
FEAR OF GOD California Slides
Jerry Lorenzo's Fear of God label has set up shop in the midst of the neutral color palette. The California Slides are the ideal WFH pair that can be styled for a trip outside, too.
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