I decided to wear a mix of brown and black today...brown boots with black clothing, and a brown necklace. I don't know that I've ever mixed brown and black before...at least not on purpose. I never thought it was 'allowed'. What do I know? I really wanted to wear this blazer but didn't want to wear my black boots. I wanted to wear leggings but only like wearing leggings with boots. To add another brown piece to the look I put on a brown beaded necklace. I think the outfit worked. I got some nice compliments on it. That's usually a good sign.