Bonang and Other Celebs Make a Solid Case For Chocolate Brown

Dare we say it, is chocolate brown the new black?

What are your thoughts on the colour brown? On wearing it, that is. You may find yourself feeling a little confused by this question, because, brown feels like a super awkward colour. I used to have mixed feelings about this kinda random and slightly odd hue when my mom would talk about ‘the days’ (as in, two to three decades ago) when she’d wear the colour head to toe.

Well, according to Inside Out Style, brown is the colour of stability and comfort. Fast forward several trends, multiple colour frenzies and at least two ’70s-fashion revivals later and this colour is slowly creeping back to the wardrobes of many a fashion devotees.


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It’s not quite camel (we’ve seen plenty of this expensive looking colour this winter) and it’s definitely not black – I don’t need to even make a case for this lifesaver of a colour that dictates at least 80% of our wardrobes. It’s somewhere in between the two and in a seemingly unknown territory.

However, a handful of our favourite celebs and influencers prove that chocolate brown may just be the newest and hottest neutral on the block – and what I like to consider as a ‘statement neutral’, because although it’s versatile, it also has that ‘double-take’ factor to it.

Jump aboard the chocolate brown train and see the cool ways our favourite celebs and style influencers are rocking this rich hue. And then ofc, shop your decadent chocolate-brown look too.

Bonang and Other Celebs Make a Solid Case For Chocolate Brown

1 Bonang Matheba


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Bonang wore this colour head to toe in the form of a croc-embossed patent two-piece.

#StyleTip: Wearing it head-to-toe will maximise its impact and luxe appeal.

2 Tiffany Hsu

Style influencer and Fashion Director of Mytheresa, Tiffany, ditched the usual black boots and went for croc-embossed brown boots and a matching ’90s shoulder bag.

#StyleTip: If you’re easing into this unique colour, play with accessories first.


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She also had a triple leather moment that’s giving us all the feels.


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3 Bella Hadid

Bella’s also been seen in this rich colour more than once. One our favourite looks? This uber-chic patent brown trench coat.

#StyleTip: Give your trusty black coat or camel trench a 5-minute break and cover yourself in chocolate (brown).


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4 Sarah Langa:

The queen of luxe proving that this hue makes a great faux-fur look.

#StyleTip: Scroll down to shop your very own faux-fur cover-up in this rich colour.


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Now That You’re Convinced, Shop The Best Chocolate-Brown Items Now:

1. Lace cold-shoulder bodysuit

This lace cold-shoulder top will make for the perfect date-night look, alongside leather-look pants.

R549 Missguided at Superbalist SHOP NOW

2. Utility trousers

Embrace the utility trend, that is super hot this winter, with these high-waisted trousers.

R549 Superbalist SHOP NOW

3. Croc zip boots

These croc-embossed boots will add a touch of the luxe to your winter look.

R649 Missguided at Superbalist SHOP NOW

4. Ruched mini dress

A fresh alternative to the LBD, this choc-brown mini dress can be worn with cowboy boots for a boho spin or with killer heels for a night out.

R291 Superbalist SHOP NOW

5. Faux fur jacket

You won’t want to take this rich-hued faux-fur jacket off – it epitomises cosy-chic.

R899 Cotton ON at Superbalist SHOP NOW

6. Velvet knotted alice band

ICYMI, Alice bands are the coolest accessory on the block.

R59 Black Lemon at Zando SHOP NOW

7. Snake-Print Brogues

Casual and comfy but still polished, these brogues will serve your winter wardrobe.

R449 Rubi at Cotton ON SHOP NOW

8. Skinny Shades

Skinny shades are still the rage and this brown-tinted pair will inject some sass into your OOTD.

R179 Rubi at Cotton ON SHOP NOW

9. Midi Skirt

Jump onboard the midi train – a cool new silhouette to embrace.

R499 Cotton ON SHOP NOW

10. Checked Pinafore

Layer this checked pinafore with a polo neck or blouse for the perfect Clueless moment.

R579 New Look at Zando SHOP NOW

Wrap yourself in a little chocolate, ladies.

Read: Sarah Langa Just Wore The Colour That Makes Everything Look More Expensive

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