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Navy and Brown: The Perfect Color Combo for Fall

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Navy and brown tones are quickly becoming my favorite color combo of the season. I used to gravitate more toward camel brown, but am learning that cooler-toned taupe browns or deeper chocolate browns are more flattering against my skin tone and provide a little contrast. This Wayf sweater in "mocha" is a recent find, and I wanted to show it styled two ways below with some existing pieces in my closet.

A Flattering Fit

When trying on this sweater, I immediately noticed and appreciated the thin elastic band inside the shoulder circumference. It makes it fit a little more securely and keeps the shoulders from sliding around too much. The knit is medium weight, and the length is actually on the shorter side so I don't have to tuck in several inches of length. If you're a little taller than me, you can wear this sweater untucked.

Styling Options

I'd wear this sweater with straight or wide leg jeans (would also be gorgeous with wide leg trousers) – since the sweater is fitted, I would go non-fitted on the bottom to balance it out. These waterproof Blondo Sadie boots were an old purchase from many years ago and still going strong. My only complaint is the zipper was originally stiff on mine, but a little wax rubbed on the metal part helped.

Paired with this Theory mini instead, it results in a luxe textural combo of ribbed knit + smooth wool cashmere from the skirt. Theory was my first love 10+ years ago when I first started blogging, and I've found myself going back to the brand this year for high quality minimalist pieces. The linked Theory skirt is the curreent version of mine with the same material composition and same color name, but the new listed length is 15.5" while mine measures 16.5".

Accessorizing for Colder Weather

For colder weather you can add a pair of brown tights with this outfit, or go black tights with black booties. I get questions on whether it's ok to mix black with navy, and personally do it often!