Color Edit / #4WaystoWear : Brown

What started out as a #4WaystoWear post morphed into this Color Edit. I was looking through my Polyvore sets last week when I noticed I hadn't shared the new looks I'd made. So I posted one and asked people to vote what I should style in 4 ways. I was hoping they'd choose the brown dress. They did! I got to work. That same week, actually the weekend right before, I had worked on a styled shoot where one of the looks was built around brown (I'm still working on the pictures) and I recall telling myself "Brown is so underrated" as I hung up the blazer afterwards.

Now take a look.

It's Solange and her husband at the Saint Heron shop launch event. Both were in Brown!

In the same weekend, videos from Rihanna's performance surfaced where she was clad in a brown oversized jacket and matching pants. Nobody needed to tell me what was going to happen next. I immediately knew that slowly but surely, brown will have the moment it deserves!

Look 1: The look that started everything. To everyone who voted, you did this! Thank you :)

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Gray Dress:  John Lewis | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Saint Laurent | Flats: Chloe | Earrings: Betsey Johnson

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Gray Dress:  John Lewis | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Saint Laurent | Flats: Chloe | Earrings: Betsey Johnson

Look 2: My friend, Amayo specifically asked for this look to go with a pair of boots...I listen. And as much as possible, I like to give you options...within options. 

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Leather Skirt: Intermix Online | Shoes: sold out. Black option | Clutch: Halsbrook

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Leather Skirt: Intermix Online | Shoes: sold out. Black option | Clutch: Halsbrook

Look 3: This outfit is a chic night-time look. I especially love the texture the purse and snakeskin shoes add to this monotonous look.

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Skirt: Intermix | Shoes: FarFetch | Clutch: Halsbrook

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Skirt: Intermix | Shoes: FarFetch | Clutch: Halsbrook

Look 4: Memkoh also wanted to show you that your jeans can be given a chic update when layered with a brown dress and an amazing bag in blue. Brown and blue work magic, every time! Check out those heels!!!

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Bag: contact consult@memkoh.com

Dress: MSGM (via Stylebop) | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Bag: contact consult@memkoh.com

The Making of these sets

Do you sometimes wonder how I (or anyone you follow who does these outfit sets) put an entire look together? Well, here's a sneak peek of the process. It involves a lot of decisions, throwing things on and off the canvas. The dilemma is real!

Love and butterflies,
Memkoh