Today's Everyday Fashion: Black and Brown

This shirt is black and off-white, so my first instinct was to pair it with black like I did in this outfit. But then I saw the left photo on and realized that it would also look great with browns and greens! Mixing black and brown is one of my favorite color combos when done right. My styling secret: Pair black with a yellow-toned browns (like my cognac shoes and belt) for a winning look. What doesn't work? Chocolate brown and black. Just don't do it. :-) 

Inspiration photo:
Cardigan: H&M, $18
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $15
Belt: H&M, $20
Cargos: Santuary Surplus/Nordstrom Rack, $40
Shoes: Restricted/, $39
Necklace: c/o Designs by Mandi, $14
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8