I've always liked the combination of a chocolate brown and a robin's egg blue. It's such a nice contrast of natural colors. I made this one yesterday for a friend. She wanted to make sure it was simple enough that she could wear it with plenty of things in her wardrobe. Just a little splash of blue added some flair to it.
The exterior is brown corduroy (my favorite!) with some bright blue silk and elastic ribbon, smaller corduroy strips, and a couple white buttons. The interior is lined with a japanese patterned cotton print and I also added a pocket for her smaller belongings.