How to work brown outfits into your wardrobe

The chocolate trend explained

Written by Liv Grady

January 21, 2021

Brown jumper with trousers

In case you haven’t already noticed, chocolate brown outfits have kind of become a thing. It just takes 5 minutes of scrolling through Insta to notice all the IT girls sporting a head-to-toe brown fit. So why has brown become so popular this season?

Neutrals make a come back every year, but we usually see a focus on nude and tan shades, with brown taking a back seat, however 2021 is a little different. The earthy tone brings an elegant and understated vibe to any look. It perfectly complements the minimalist colour blocking trend that dominated our social media in 2020, plus it is super easy to style. The fashion girls mix different shades of brown throughout their whole look, meaning that you can mix and match pretty much anything. From blazers to patchwork jeans, brown is the new black.

Easy tips on how to work brown outfits into your wardrobe…

The interpretations of ‘all brown outfits’ are pretty loose, they range from light camel shades into deep dark chocolate colours, so don’t be afraid to mix and match your neutrals.


Adding a brown blazer over a different shade brown crop top or mesh tee, is a simple way of adding depth to your outfit. A chic tailored blazer can be paired with matching tailored trousers, brown leather pants or even over a brown mini dress.

Bella hadid wearing brown leather blazer
Bella Hadid GETTY IMAGES via Pinterest


A matching loungewear set is a super simple way to nail the chocolate brown trend. Throw a puffer jacket on top and a pair of white trainers.

Influencer wearing missguided brown outfits with puffer coat
Via Dion on Pinterest

brown Jeans

Okay stay with us here, brown jeans may not seem like the obvious choice, but they are SO big this season. Whether you go for a neutral beige, a patchwork pattern or a deep chocolate brown, they look cool every single time. Team a pair of brown slouchy dad jeans, with a ribbed racer crop top in a slightly different shade. Throw on a neutral tone puffer or trench and you’re good to go.

Brown jeans and white tee
Via Pinterest

Lbd (little brown dress)

The LBD officially has a new meaning and it’s Little Brown Dress. Team a chocolate brown mini dress with a leather trench coat or blazer, a pair of over the knee boots and a cute 90s prada dupe handbag.

Brown slip dress