10 Perfect Ways to Pair Navy and Black

10 Perfect Ways to Pair Navy and Black
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It seems most women avoid pairing navy and black, adhering to one of a few archaic fashion rules that continue to circulate (see also: No white after Labor Day). But this once-forbidden color combination is a newfound favorite of ours, thanks to its quiet sophistication.

To start, try an all-black outfit with a navy accessory or vice versa—it will make the style rebellion less daunting. Another good tip: Choose classic silhouettes and focus on texture to add depth and dimension to this dark coupling. Try mixing lace with velvet, for example, to prevent the hues from bleeding together. The end result? Easy elegance.

Here, 10 foolproof pairings to get you started:

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trench coat, pompom hat
Madewell trench coat, $178; madewell.com. Federica Moretti raffia pompom hat, $77; luisaviaroma.com.

silk tassel earrings, leather leggings
Eddie Borgo tassel earrings, $195; bergdorfgoodman.com. Joseph leather leggings, $715; farfetch.com.

woven sweater, steel watch
Acne Studios sweater, $550; matchesfashion.com. Citizen steel watch, $475; citizenwatch.com.

suede boot, fringe skirt
Stuart Weitzman suede boot, $635; stuartweitzman.com. Chloe skirt, $1,095; net-a-porter.com.

culotte jumpsuit, brogue
Pixie Market jumpsuit, $94; pixiemarket.com. Cos navy brogue, $175; cosstores.com.

down jacket, leather gloves
Uniqlo down jacket, $60; uniqlo.com. Rag & Bone leather gloves, $255; barneys.com.

knit skirt, plexi bag
Nadia Tarr knit skirt, $278; intermixonline.com. Givenchy plexi bag, $2,390; fwrd.com.

faux fur scarf, blazer

cobalt sunnies, turtleneck dress
Raen cobalt sunglasses, $125; raen.com. H&M dress, $60; hm.com.

lace cuff blouse, velvet pump
Zara lace cuff blouse, $40; zara.com. Gianvito Rossi velvet pump, $660; mytheresa.com.

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