Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Black & Navy

I would like to think that I am color combo adventurous… but black + navy has always scared me. My fears stem from the fact that my pre-coffee eyes often have a hard time differentiating navy vs. black in the first place, & I live in fear that I will show up to work in a color mis-matched outfit.

But now that I made myself try it on purpose, I have overcome my fears & must say, I love it!
{ What I Wore: J.Crew coat // Le Tote blouse & earrings* // Old Navy jeans // ShoeDazzle pumps // Rebecca Minkoff purse }
*I was gifted a Le Tote subscription

all photo | Zipporah Photography 
Are you black + navy pro?
What color combos give you the chills?

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38 comments:

  1. I'm the same exact way! I often can't tell navy and black apart, even if I hold the items up to other items I know are black or navy. Sooo yeah the combo has always scared me too. But I LOVE how it turned out here in your outfit. I think being purposeful with different types of materials makes a difference. And that coat!!

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  2. gorgeous!! xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  3. Black and navy is totally wearable- I do it often!

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  4. Navy and black has been my number one color combo all winter season!! So I love love this look on you. (:


    -Sharena C.
    Fashion of a Novice

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  5. Totally with you on the fear of black and navy, but I think I might have to give it a try. The combo looks great with that gorgeous red coat!

    xo
    Sam

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  6. i loveeee black and navy! I feel chic and very fashion forward when I put them together.
    Jenn
    With Luck Blog

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  7. Great photos! Love this outfit, black and navy is still tough for me to put together. I think it it has different textures than it would be easier.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  8. I love navy and black together, but I often fear people are thinking I didn't do it on purpose. Loving the red with the combo as well - adds a bit of interest!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  9. That red coat is such a stand out piece!
    www.loveandclothing.com

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  10. I have the same coat and I love it on you!!! Love the black and navy combo, too! So chic!

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  11. i LOVE black and navy, once I started wearing it I find myself wearing it all the time!

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  12. Love the metallic shoes, I love that its totally acceptable to wear navy and black - I definitely sport it from time to time

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  13. I started doing black and navy last year and I really love the combo now (in fact I am currently sporting that combo!) The red looks great with it too!


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  14. Haha, I totally do the side-by-side comparison test too… and usually fail at it!
    xx

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  15. Thanks lady! After wearing this outfit, I realized that I have a black & navy purse… so the combo was already there waiting for me!
    xx

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  16. Agreed - definitely a air of chicness to this combo!
    xx

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  17. I agree - I wish it would have been a bit warmer so that I could have removed my jacket and showed off the great chiffon details of this gorgeous navy blouse!
    xx

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  18. Exactly! I have always had a hard time "owning it". But I used to think that about black + brown or gold + silver too, and this new way of color combining confidence is liberating!
    xx

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  19. Thank you! Definitely thankful that I splurged for this coat in college. It was a J.Crew super sale score, but still pretty spendy for my college student budget!
    xx

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  20. Woo hoo! Great (fashionable) minds think alike!
    xx

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  21. I love black and navy together, but it looks extra fantastic with that gorgeous red coat!

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  22. I just got over my fears about this recently as well. HA.

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  23. The red coat makes this such a refreshing, ladylike look.
    http://www.redreticule.com

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  24. Black and navy is a great combination. Don't be afraid!

    Sarah

    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  25. I actually wore black and navy 2x in a row this week. Soooo I guess I'm a pro? Glad you're embracing it! Looks amazing with that red coat :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  26. Love your red coat! Stunning!

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  27. So beautiful look!
    I love your shoes!
    Nice pictures!

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  28. yes to black and navy! it can look great if you do it right (which you did!) and love that coat!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the the red! That coat is so striking on you!
    xx Kate
    http://www.stilettoedtosteeltoed.com

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  30. I'm with you, black and navy is a winning combo. And this coat: gorgeous. You look great!

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  31. I really love black and navy together, and with this gorgeous red coat, I adore them even more.

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  32. I was the same way...navy and black were never to be worn together. But I rocked it last fall once and I was a big fan! Love yours, especially the pop of red!


    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  33. I love the coat and shoes! And I agree, navy and black so often look the same!

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