Among the many sartorial misconceptions that are somehow still floating around fashion communities (no white after Labor Day, never mix brown and black), mixing black and navy is one of those “rules” that stands to be disproved. Whoever said the combination of darker neutrals was across the board a style error was clearly just not executing it right. As we head into the cold, darker winter months, it’s inevitable that the vibrancy of our clothing will dim along with the weather. Darker colors just seem to better characterize our mood around this time, so you might find yourself gravitating toward a combination of black and navy more frequently. Don’t believe us that this color combo can be done stylishly? Keep reading to see for yourself the black-and-navy outfits that prove a darker color palette can still be so chic.
We love a good navy pinstripe but especially when the business-casual separate is given the streetwear treatment (sneakers and oversize sunglasses).
A navy sweater is somehow one of those wardrobe staples we all seem to have. With a black pencil skirt, it makes for the kind of refined and polished attitude we look for in our work wardrobe.
This color combo is a good way to elevate otherwise casual pieces like a pair of trackpants.
Dark neutrals are the best way to dip your toes in a trend you're still unsure about. A simple navy tee does the trick with a cool lace-up skirt.
Blue velvet is our favorite kind of velvet. Mix in different textures to play up the luxe fabric.
Navy trousers keep a black blazer from looking like it was meant for a corporate boardroom.
We love how this look utilizes the black turtleneck to its fullest potential. Bright colors keep the black and navy from looking anything but dull.
A pair of black leather boots is just what the doctor ordered to bring this summery floral dress into fall.
A bold graphic sweater gets balanced out with cool black trousers.
Navy and white make for an instantly polished combo. Add in a black belt, and these neutrals look their best.
Toughen up a flirty skirt with a cropped moto jacket.
Side stripes add a subtly sporty feel.
Available in sizes DK34 to DK42.
We're pretty obsessed with all the velvet out there right now, and this incredibly cool Staud top might just be our favorite.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Trade in your go-to black handbag for one in dark blue.
Are these ankle boots or pieces of art?
Available in sizes IT34 to IT41.
This has us questioning why all work dresses can't be this cool.
Available in sizes FR32 to FR42.
A navy sweater is the low-key wardrobe essential we all have (and love).
Available in sizes XS to XL.
We're trading in all our tote bags for this cool option.
Everlane's got basics down to science.
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
Available in sizes XS to L.
These heels are the best way to try out the naked shoe trend.
Available in sizes IT34 to IT42.
Get out there and break even more fashion "rules." We recommend wearing white all year round.