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So - grey/brown/black all together - what do we think?

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SCARYspicemonster Tue 20-Oct-09 18:45:52

I have always been taught that black + brown = no no. But I am rather old it must be said. I saw a young woman on the tube platform the other day wearing a grey dress, black tights and brown boots. Stylish with a twist or colourblind???

I am of the opinion that it is the latter but prepared to be persuaded otherwise

PutDown Tue 20-Oct-09 18:47:38

I do grey and chocolate brown together,and grey and black,but not all three,IFYSWIM

ScaryFucker Tue 20-Oct-09 18:48:59

that combo is fine

I often wear navy+black, grey+brown, grey+black and any combo imbetween

and I am old too

I am not sure if I would wear all 4 though, possibly 3

Scrubber Tue 20-Oct-09 18:49:50

Go for it. Life's too short to worry.

SCARYspicemonster Tue 20-Oct-09 18:55:30

I actually have a shirt which has brown and grey splotches on it (nicer than it sounds) and I wear that with brown OR black trousers. And I did wear a black outfit with a fawn cardi yesterday

I haven't done grey and brown together but will investigate. Have a new grey dress.

ScaryFucker - those are all two colour combos. It was the three shades of sludge in this outfit that intrigued me.

PoisonToadstool Tue 20-Oct-09 18:57:20

I have a brown top that has tiny grey flowers on, and I wear a black vest underneath it hmm

Grey dress, black tights, brown boots - actually sounds nice to me

ScaryFucker Tue 20-Oct-09 18:57:51

I know, I realised what I wrote didn't make sense

I was counting on no-one noticing... smile

CybilCeremony Tue 20-Oct-09 19:04:56

It's HOW you wear it, I would try and have a couple of things matching eg brown boots (cough) and brown bag for example

sarah293 Tue 20-Oct-09 19:06:26

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Sagacious Tue 20-Oct-09 19:11:52

I wear that combo all the time.

SCARYspicemonster Tue 20-Oct-09 19:26:01

It looked fine but I only saw her for a minute and then she got on a tube going in the other direction so I didn't get a good opportunity to study her carefully. Hence my throwing it open to the MN style police. I think I shall experiment then. Thanks

InSync Tue 20-Oct-09 19:30:09

I often mix black, grey and brown. Being too matchy-matchy is not good IMO - too try hard and can look a bit middle aged.

duckyfuzz Tue 20-Oct-09 19:36:26

I have worn those 3 colours together and I think it looked ok (everyone said it did, but they might have just been humouring me!) I often wear my brown boots with black trousers as they are less formal

NancyBotwin Tue 20-Oct-09 19:38:44

I'm not sure I could do brown with black - eg brown boots with black trousers but i do have a top that is brown with a black pattern...

wahwah Tue 20-Oct-09 20:21:00

I do all three together. Mix it up I say and I am an old bag. However, I limit any pattern to a scarf.

GooberIsLockedInTheBootOfMyCar Tue 20-Oct-09 20:22:10

They are all neutrals.
What's not to love?

bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 20:29:14

Yes looks great

bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 20:30:29


bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 20:31:01

in the grey brown obviously

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