Recent times have seen a resurgence in brown hues with actresses like Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor to even Kendall and Kylie Jenner stepping out in a peculiar shade of brown. Once considered an unflattering colour associated with a librarian’s wardrobe (before Prada popularised the librarian chic phenomenon), it has slowly risen the ranks of the colour hierarchy to be considered, now, even a red-carpet option.
With the onslaught of the Y2K movement and the recycling of early 2000s icons who came back on our moodboards, this espresso-like dark brown has become the underdog of the zeitgeist. Pop culture will remember 90s Bollywood heroines like Raveena Tandon who introduced us to the concept of a dark brown lipliner, a trend that a whole generation was quick to replicate. Now, it sees a resurgence in the wardrobes of all the girl the fashion circuit has their eyes on. Following the footsteps of Janhvi Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur, consider embracing monochromatic dark brown outfits.
Janhvi Kapoor accentuated her ensemble with a sprinkle of gold jewellery and matching manicure. Or take a page out of Kylie Jenner’s stylebook and explore different fabric textures. Jenner wore a sleek bonded leather corset by Ferragamo, complementing it with a sustainable viscose jersey dress. You can also go for suede, corduroy, and tweed to infuse your outfit with tactile dimension, making it stand out.