Can the colour of a purse or bag really change an outfit that much? The answer is: yes, of course it can! A glance at the picture above shows that.
As you can see, there are two different colours for the bags: brown and black. Both are simple, neutral colours that can be worn with pretty much any outfit, but each colour gives your outfit a totally different look and feel!
Black provides a greater contrast between colours, which means it emphasizes them, and gives your outfit a more classy or professional look. Black is more formal, so when going to an elegant event, choose black over brown. This also has to do with the fact that black works better at night. That doesn’t mean black has to be boring or old-fashioned! It looks edgier than brown when contrasted with bright colours.
Brown is an earth tone, so it gives a more relaxed look. It works well for daytime looks because it’s not as severe as black. This also makes brown a great choice for summer and fall, when you want a fresher look. Chances are you wear more colourful outfits in those seasons (unless, of course, you’ve read our article on COLOURED COATS), and black can contrast too harshly.