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Combining Grey, Brown and Navy in an Outfit

Today I am sharing with you how I combined grey, brown and navy in an outfit.

Combining brown, grey and navy

You may not think all neutrals are created equal, but rest assured, these combinations make for an interesting look and can be paired together .ย  It all started with these knit loafers from one of my favorite companies, Vivaia. I initially wanted to order them in grey, but my size was sold out, so navy was my next choice. As a neutral, it would go with anything and look great with jeans

If you missed my prior posts on Vivaia shoes- do have a read:

Vivaia Pet Togetherness Campaign

Sustainable Melissa Booties

Vivaia- An Eco-Friendly Shoe Brand


I knew i wanted to create a tailored look, so I styled these plaid Mango trousers in grey, as I loved the combination of grey and navy. These trousers also have a subtle brown threading in the plaid, so I paired it with another Mango piece, this lightweight brown sweater.

Combining neutrals doesn’t have to be mindboggling, and since these are all neutral shades, they work well together. My light grey Rebecca Minkoff bag adds to the tones in the outfit as well.

Wearing Brown and Grey Together

I think one of the keys here is to have similar tones- a lighter grey with a lighter brown, or a darker grey, ( such as in this case) with a darker brown. This muted shade of grey works with the dark brown as there is contrast. That is part of the key when styling brown and greys together. The pants are a cooler tone, the browns are a warmer tone.

Adding that Third Color

Navy works quite well with this mix, having this in an accessory like shoes gives the outfit more interest, and the loafer is always a great choice when wearing a tailored look. The braided detail adds texture, and the color adds depth to the look.

Have you tried combining grey and brown? Or in this case, grey, brown and navy?


  • these shoes were gifted to me by Vivaia. My review is always truthful and opinion is mine.

I also am on Like to Know it under elegantlydressedandstylish. If you have the app, you can follow me, and i also link pieces there.

brown sweater ( old) Mango.

camel coat Mango- similar, similiar

trousers Mango – purchased on Poshmark ( similar, similar) ON SALE

bag- Rebecca Minkoff ( similar) ON SALE!

shoes- c/o Vivaia

Have a great day!
Jess xx

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 14:16h, 11 January Reply

    Love those pants!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:41h, 10 January Reply

    I love these three colors together! Those shoes look great on you, so stylish and I bet they are so comfortable!

  • jodie
    Posted at 12:36h, 09 January Reply

    What a gorgeous look Jess, and those shoes are fabulous in navy.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:50h, 09 January Reply

      Thank you JOdie! I just love a tailored look and these shoes will be great with jeans too!

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