As longtime GOACA readers know, I have a bit of an aversion to earth tones in general and brown in particular. I’m not certain why this is, but if a certain item—a sweater, say—comes in pretty much any other color in existence and brown, I will choose the other color, even if it’s less flattering on me. Lately, however, I’ve been liking various brown items—like this excellent Veronica Beard corduroy blazer—and who knows what to attribute this change of heart to.
Here’s a popover, for instance, that also comes in black, but I surprise myself by liking this one better.
A windowpane plaid cowl neck sweater that has an appealingly retroish feel.
These faux leather joggers look a lot like the real thing, and would be so great with high-heeled booties.
A very cozy-looking, smart little sweater blazer.
I like a Fair Isle sweater that sticks to a tight color palette, and this one achieves that quite nicely.
A menswearish plaid jacket that’d be perfect for layering.
Such a feminine, drapey skirt.
I do like a good herringbone plaid, and the one on this coat is really, really good.
I have shown you this Rag & Bone blazer before—I like it a lot, and don’t know why I haven’t gone for it already—and think it’s quite rich-looking in a camel-ish brown.
I admire the fact that this cute little dress dares to mix blue and brown.
This Madewell popover is all about an earth tone, but it’s very much working for me anyway.
Yes, this leather skirt exceeds the GOACA price limit, but as investment purchases go, you could do worse. And it’ll only get better with age.
I’d wear this funnel-neck short-sleeved sweater with a long-sleeved tee underneath.
This big huggy V-neck sweater is just the kind of item that gets me through the long winter.
I like that this fleece jacket has a slightly military-ish feel, but with feminine proportions.