Why Black and Navy Are Actually the Best Color Pairing

Who says you can’t wear black and navy together? No, seriously, for such a deep-rooted fashion myth, we can’t seem to come up with a single reason not to try it. In fact, it’s one of our most favorite color pairings, subdued as it might be. And, lucky for us, the below street style stars agree.

For all those girls who tend toward a head-to-toe black look on most occasions, this one’s for you. It’s just the way to add a little extra dimension without that true “pop of color,” which can often be jarring at best. And when you’re seeking that easy way to edge up your outfit of the day, most black statement items will instantly infuse your look with that cool-girl je ne sais quoi that we’re all so desperately seeking. Think: lace-trimmed camisoles, leather jackets, and moto boots (to name a few).

From day to night, get inspired by the black-and-navy outfits for summer here. You’ll be wearing them as soon as you can, and you can even transition them straight into fall with a few extra layers here and there, but one thing is for sure: Once you try the previously taboo trend, you’ll never look back.

We dare you to ever wear any other color pairing.