Monochromatic Brown Outfits Are A Spring Must. Here's How To Style Them

When you think of spring fashion, odds are bright colors and floral patterns come to mind, but this year, it's all about monochromatic brown looks. You might be thinking, brown? For springtime? It seems strange, considering brown is usually reserved for autumn, but it's about time it had its moment in the sun (literally). Our favorite part of this monochromatic look is that you don't have to stick to one shade. Doing so would get boring after a while, so we recommend incorporating shades like tan, caramel, and the ever-popular mocha.

What we're saying is monochromatic brown outfits are a spring must. If you don't already have this color in your wardrobe, it's time to do some shopping. Before you hit the stores, take a look at some of our style inspo to give you an idea of what to look for. There's something for everyone, no matter your aesthetic.

Go dark

If your closest consists of all-black, might we suggest dark brown instead? It's a similar aesthetic, but it doesn't scream gothic or vampire-like an all-black outfit. The key to rocking this monochromatic look is to keep each piece relatively in the same shade range, such as cool-toned mocha and dark chocolate.

Play around with different fabrics

To make the look more interesting, we highly suggest playing around with different textures and materials. Faux-leather pants look amazing on anyone, and we're especially loving the high-waisted, paper bag fit. Because they make quite a statement, choose a simple top to complete the look. It draws all the attention to the pants, and the basic top keeps you comfortable all day long.

Brighten things up with pop of color

Just because the look is monochromatic doesn't mean you can't add a pop of color. It breaks up the brown shades but doesn't compromise the monochromatic aesthetic. When choosing a color, take a look at the color wheel to find brown's complementary color (spoiler alert: it's shades of blue). This creates a cohesive look.

Stick to the basics

You can never go wrong with an all-basics outfit. It's great for lounging around or doing errands, but with the right accessories, you can definitely wear it to a lunch date. As you can see in the photo above, she chose to stick with caramel basics, including her bag. Depending on your plans for the day, you can chuck on your favorite pair of white sneakers or dress things up with dark chocolate booties.

Mix and match patterns

If you want a more exciting monochromatic look, might we suggest mixing and matching patterns? You've probably seen this aesthetic before, but have you ever given it a try yourself? If you answered no, take this as a sign to go for it! Mixing patterns might seem scary, as you don't want to overwhelm the look, but keeping everything in the same color family makes it a lot easier on the eyes.

Save time with a co-ord set

We've seen a lot of outfits that incorporate different shades of brown, but one of the easiest ways to put together this monochromatic look is to slip into a co-ord set. If you aren't used to wearing this type of set, here is your chance to step outside your comfort zone. You can select a solid color if that better suits your style or really turn heads with a bold pattern or fabric (or both!).