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Saturday, December 5, 2009

B and B: Black and Blue....

One of my new favorite style combos is Navy and Black. Often thought as a "no-no". It is actually incredibly chic! Now, you do have to put thought into this combo so it looks intentional and not like you got dressed in the dark and did not realize your top was navy or your shoes were black... you get the idea.

Paying close attention to fabrics and textures helps as well. A textured wool pant with navy silk shirt and black cashmere cardigan- perfect. Vary your fabrics and textures and it will be a bit easier to work with! Additionally- I think it is a good rule of thumb to make sure you have at least two items in each color- again so it looks purposeful. There are exceptions to this rule- but you have to know what you are doing.
Also- if you are beginner stick to lighter navys as opposed to very dark "off black" navy items. Finding key items that have navy and black in them- is helpful also. I have an adorable pair of navy flats with a black patent leather toe and black bow. Additionally, I just "treated" myself to this adorable coat from forever 21 that is the perfect combo of navy and black- for a mere $35. How could I not?


Courtesy of Polyvore, I put together some suggested navy and black combos for weekend, work and party situations.


Weekend....

Work....

Party....

Don't be afraid- be black and blue! Until Next Time...xoxo

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