We all have our fashion hangups: some garment or some color or some fabric we just won't wear. Maybe it's ponchos or yellow or wool.
I used to have an aversion to gray and brown, together. (I was also prejudiced against black and navy and black and brown.) I was sure that they just looked “off,” like I’d dressed in the dark. Then, I noticed how well gray and brown went together in nature: feathers, fur, trees, rocks. No one would say those clash. Here’s another example of gray and brown pairing well together: bricks and mortar. You can’t build a wall without both!
Sweater, Covington (thrifted). Skirt, Madewell. Tights, Target. Shoes, ASOS. Necklace, Rennaisance Faire.
There’s still one color combo I can’t stomach: red and brown. Someone once said that the pairing reminded them of a scab and it’s forever tainted in my mind.