Fashion Clothing Potato Brown Is the Flattering Color Trend That's Suddenly Everywhere It's time to welcome this shade into your wardrobe. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on February 24, 2021 @ 12:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images/InStyle It's not often that we spot a fashion trend that's easy to follow, flatters every person on the planet, and will likely remain in our wardrobe for years to come. So, on the rare occasion that exact combination pops up on our radar, we feel the need to point it out and provide plenty of ideas for how to nail the look. From Bright Orange to Dusty Pink, These Are the Best Colors to Wear For Spring 2021 For 2021, a time when comfort continues to be a top priority, we're focusing more on specific shades that we can quickly work into our everyday wardrobe — and potato brown definitely reigns supreme. While this medium brown color reminds us of one of our favorite comfort foods, a baked potato, it's also extremely versatile. Since it's a neutral, it can be styled with everything from bright neons to in-your-face prints, and looks super sleek when styled monochromatically, with items in the same color family. Of course, we're more than willing to provide some proof that this calming color is one worth investing in (it might already be hiding in your closet). Take a look at 10 potato brown outfits we're loving, ahead. Try a Potato Brown Sweatshirt A small yet sweet switch while still nailing the schoolcore trend. Break Out Potato Brown Slacks Whether you style them with a solid blazer at the office or dress them down with an oversized tee or cutout top, 'work pants' in this warm shade will likely become a staple in your wardrobe. Keep the Classics in Mind You don't need to go all out investing in elaborate designs. Potato brown midi skirts and sweaters are the not-so-basics that will last you for years to come, even as trends change. 12 Sweater Weather Outfits That Look So Freakin' Cozy Start Off Super Simple Brown boots or flats have the possibility of becoming your go-to shoe, no matter what other colors your outfit contains. Stick with a Neutral Scheme Create an easy yet eye-catching combination by styling a potato brown top with black pants. It's one that will work for multiple occasions. Mix Different Shades of Brown When you're stumped for what to wear, this seasonless scheme will come to the rescue. Add Something Bright If you're tired of muted shades, work in pops of a complementary color, such as a neon green or bubblegum pink, which will add a dose of flair to your ensemble. 20 Eye-Catching Color Combinations to Wear Right Now Make a Match Sweatsuits and matching sets are still going strong, and potato brown has the ability to make comfy looks feel elevated and less juvenile. Go the Accessories Route Scarves, hats, belts — these medium brown accessories will help to tone down brights and loud prints, providing a bit of balance. Don't Forget Potato Brown Outerwear Need a jacket that can be layered over everything, from sequins to leggings? A simple, long leather duster in this color will quickly solve this fashion dilemma. Incorporate Prints Give your ensemble a slight boost by working in some animal or nature-inspired prints, which often come in this warm color. Think Preppy Red, green, and other vibrant plaids can be tricky to style, but this neutral iteration is considered a classic, and comes across as sharp and sophisticated when styled with button-downs and sweaters of any color. These Four Wardrobe Staples Mysteriously Look Great On Everyone Dress It Up Thankfully, plenty of pleated and frilly designs come in potato brown, but since it's such a simple color, you can quickly take those staples up a notch by layering on items with satin, lace, or embellished details. Stay Casual Celebrities have begun embracing colorful leggings in their everyday lives, and whether you're headed on a hike or just working from home, a potato brown pair is a great way to ease into this trend.