(Closed) Black Leggings and Brown Boots – Yay or Nay?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you wear brown boots with black pants/leggings?




  • Post # 2
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Depends on the outfit but I wear that combo pretty frequently. Usually with a white shirt and jean jacket.

    Eta: if I’m ever unsure, I get inspiration on Pinterest. If I like it in the pics, I assume it’d look good in real life. That combo is pretty common on there.

    Post # 3
    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love black with brown! I wear it all the time. I think saying they don’t go together is an outdated fashion rule.

    Post # 4
    391 posts
    Helper bee

    My husband would greatly disagree with that and he is an artist.  I used to never wear black and brown together until he came along and was like there’s no artistic reason not too…  Now I do it all the time and no one has ever said anything about it.

    Post # 5
    451 posts
    Helper bee

    I also heard the same rule growing up, haha. And now I see TONS of black/brown combos that I love and partake in.

    Post # 7
    1431 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I have one pair of high light brown boots that I love wearing with black dresses and leggings. I like the contrast 🙂

    Post # 8
    668 posts
    Busy bee

    I frequently wear warm/”cognac” colored brown or lighter beige items with black (hello, Uggs and leggings!) The only brown/black combo that I strongly dislike is chocolate brown with black.

    Post # 9
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

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    MrsBeck :  I think it depends on the shade of brown.  I wear black leggings with tan or burnt orange, but I wouldn’t wear black leggins with a dark brown shoe, no real reason I think the same rules just got burnt into my brain as a kid haha! 

    Post # 10
    2141 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I wear a lot or brown

    I wear a lot of black

    early in the morning I dont care

    so Ive probably worn them together… if it looks ok then why should it bother anyone


    yes in fact I definately have… I wore a black leather jacket, black top, black shorts, black tights and dark chocolate brown thigh high boots, brown lipstick and had two tone chocolate and red hair – it looked great


    I think if you have brown hair matching that to shoes/bags always looks good and balances out the bodies colour palet regardless of a black base

    Post # 11
    8998 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    MrsBeck :  it depends on the exact brown color of the boot but I think it can look great and wear it all the time. 

    Post # 12
    3579 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    MrsBeck :  I think it sort of depends on the texture combo, and other factors aside from color alone. Brown leather boots are basically like blue jeans in that they can go with pretty much anything, black leggings included. However, I would probably not wear a brown dress with black leggings. Or dark brown pants with black flats, kind of like how navy/black sometimes look funky together. 

    Generally though, black and brown are fine together! 

    Post # 13
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

    Just wore these thigh highs with black leggings this morning! I’d say go for it.

    Post # 14
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    MrsBeck :  Same here, it’s hard to remove those old rules from the brain, right? I JUST started wearing navy and black together, and they go together so well!! 😀

    Post # 15
    1380 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

    Tan/cognac/camel/light brown – totally ok!  Dark brown should not be worn with black, in my opinion.  The colors are just too close together.

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