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Most people’s first source of style wisdom comes from their parents. Mothers tend to lay down the groundwork for stuff like styling and colour-matching. Chances are she told you that wearing black and navy at the same time is one of the biggest no-nos in the game.

My friends, it is time to banish this antiquated fashion rule!

The old sartorial command that cautioned against wearing black and navy together has no real merit nowadays for the fashion-forward lady. The truth is, most neutrals look great together, like white and beige, black and white, white and navy… These colours usually make up the foundation of our wardrobe, so it’s only natural that we’d wear them together.

The once forbidden colour combination is a sleek, fresh alternative to the modern uniform of head-to-toe black. Black and navy look ultra-sophisticated together. It’s dark without being gothic and draining but softer and a much slicker choice when styled correctly. Unless you are wearing an actual suit, who wants to look so matchy-matchy these days?

The two colours are a wonderfully elegant pair for both day and night. It's a classicist’s combo (worn together, they complement rather than compete), and it's easy: Forget the fashion "rules" and play around with texture. Combining pieces with different textures – leather, suede, wool with silk, satin, velvet, brocade, foulard, even printed fabric will prevent similar colours from bleeding together and provide an effortless, fresh look. 

 

Can navy and black work together? Style Boutique NI     Can navy and black work together? Style Boutique NI

Navy and black leather Jacket was £349.95 now £179.95

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