Even here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where James and I are spending a few days for R&R, it’s beginning to look and feel a little more like fall. Don’t get me wrong; it’s hot and steamy here! But the sun has shifted in the sky and evenings chill just enough for a light jacket. I’m so ready for pumpkin spice and colorful leaves and chilly days and…brown. Ha! Well, we don’t have to wait to wear brown. You absolutely can begin incorporating this fall 2022 color trend into your outfits now.
Now the outfit I’m sharing with you today will undoubtedly be one that I’ll wait a few more weeks to wear. But the point is you absolutely can start wearing brown now. And in fact, incorporating a little of this fall 2022 color trend into your outfits is a great way to look a little more autumnal without adding any warmth.
Brown Pants – a Great Way to Wear this Fall 2022 Color Trend
I’m wearing a lovely dose of dark brownstone in these Eileen Fisher slim ankle knit pants. I’m wearing a size medium, which seems to be out of stock. But other sizes are available in limited quantities and the slim ankle knit pants are marked down 40%. They run roomy.
In fact, I wore these same slim ankle knit pants in a previous post…and in real life. I wore the outfit below out to dinner to celebrate James’ birthday last month. The slim ankle knit pants are lightweight and very comfortable with an elasticized flat front waistband.
And I’m also enjoying my brown Astrid wide-leg chinos from J.Crew already. You’ll be seeing these in this Wednesday’s upcoming YouTube video. (Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get a notification when I publish new videos!)
And I do actually have one more pair of mid to lightweight brown pants for fall that I haven’t worn yet. I purchased the Eileen Fisher crop lantern pants in dark brownstone, too. Those are also 40% off. All of three of these pairs of brown pants actually work with the beautiful cashmere sweater I’m sharing today. And I’ll round up additional brown garments and accessories for the shopping widget at the end of today’s post.
Pair it with Pink! – Fall 2022 Color Trend
Perhaps it is because brown is trending that pink is equally on point this year. I’m seeing bright, almost neon pinks in the stores, as well as softer shades. And most any shade of pink is a beautiful match for brown. But I was immediately drawn to the heather peony color of this Johnny collar cashmere sweater.
J.Crew rarely marks their cashmere down, but I purchased this cashmere sweater with a store credit, so I didn’t mind too much breaking my “no full price purchases” rule. The sweater is also available in navy and grey, and it is oh so soft and cozy. It runs a little large for an oversized fit. I believe I have a small, but, unfortunately, I’m not home to know for sure.
Speaking of fall 2022 trends, these Johnny collars are everywhere this year. I purchased one Johnny collar cashmere sweater last year from Everlane (similar) and really enjoyed wearing it. So I didn’t hesitate at all when I saw that this heathered peony cashmere sweater featured this trending neckline.
Accessorizing the Fall 2022 Color Trend
I generally prefer gold or even rose gold jewelry with brown clothing. But if you ae a silver jewelry wearer, you can certainly wear it with brown, too. I wore a hammered link chain necklace and gold filigree earrings with this outfit. When wearing a Johnny collar top or sweater I prefer to wear a necklace inside the collar rather than outside it. These collars are generally not as structured as a polo collar and they wear a little wider.
My rose colored lipstick had all but worn off by the time we shot this outfit. But I believe I was wearing my Lancome Peut-être lipstick here. Obviously I think more about the color of my top instead of my pants when selecting a lip color. But I do think soft pinks, fig, nude and even fiery reds can look beautiful with the trending brown clothing.
I have received several questions about what color accessories to wear with brown. I think the basic question behind those inquiries is, “do I have to wear brown shoes and handbag with brown or do I have other options?” And the answer is that you absolutely do not have to wear or carry brown. You can of course, but then it can even get difficult to find coordinating tones of brown for your belt, handbag and shoes. So why bother trying to match?
You absolutely can wear shades of nude, taupe, caramel and camel accessories. But yes, you can wear black shoes, belt and handbag with brown, too. I think the key is simply to choose accessories in a similar undertone (mine are both cool) and that look intentional. My Cole Hahn suede flats are very comfortable, come in other colors and fit true to size. They’re currently marked down 30%. My Tory Burch basketweave shoulder bag is also significantly discounted.
I have a couple of pairs of navy slacks in my wardrobe, but I’ve put them aside this year so I can enjoy wearing brown instead. But you absolutely do not have to participate in this fall 2022 color trend to look stylish this fall. What neutrals will you be wearing this fall and winter? I’d love to hear from you today!
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Blessed for My Day
Today is my mother’s birthday. She is an inspiration to me in so many ways. She has always been a lovely hostess. She and my dad have been devoted to one another in marriage for over 60 years. She taught both children and teenagers in her 30+ years as a public school teacher, and many of them keep in touch to this day and say she was one of their favorites. My mother has also been a blessing to her children and grandchildren.
But I think the ideal that first comes to mind when I think of my mother is that she has shown me what it means to be a loving and devoted friend. My mom has loved well the women God has given to her as friends, some for well over 60 years. And indeed she is fortunate to still have so many of those women in her life today. I know they mean much to her because she has been faithful and gracious to them. On this, my mother’s birthday, I’d love for you to share with me something you love about your own mother, whether she is living or not.
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity. ~ Proverbs 17:17