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For instant sophistication, throw on a brown-and-black-striped clothing item, such as a sweater or dress. The dark-colored piece will look anything but drab when combined with the appropriate accessories. When you can't decide whether you want to wear a black- or brown-toned outfit, combine the two colors for one stylish look.
A black-and-brown-striped sweater will take you everywhere from the office to out to dinner. Choose a streamlined, fitted cardigan or pull-over sweater for the best look. Pick a casual-looking, all-cotton sweater or splurge on a cashmere version, depending on your budget. Wear a longer sweater with black leggings for a stylish look. Throw a black-and-brown cardigan over a white T-shirt or tank top and complete the look with a pair of dark denim jeans.
You can find black-and-brown-striped dresses in a variety of looks, from cotton tank to sweater style. If you're wearing a striped tank-style dress in the spring or summer months, slip a black cardigan over your shoulders on chilly nights. Round out the look with black leather sandals or ballet flats. During the fall and winter months, pair a black-and-brown-striped sweater dress with knee-high black boots for a classic style.
A stylish scarf can do wonders for a boring outfit. Dress up a plain white T-shirt and jean skirt ensemble with a black-and-brown-striped scarf, which will add a bit of visual interest to the look. You can also use the scarf to enhance an all-black cocktail dress when going out for drinks with the girls.
When choosing a black-and-brown-striped skirt, look for a flirty, above-the-knee style to avoid a matronly look. Pick a fitted or flared knit skirt, depending on your personal style. If you're trying to create a slimmer appearance, choose a skirt featuring vertical rather than horizontal stripes. Top the skirt with a white button-down shirt or sweater to break up the dark look.