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Break the mould: Black and Navy


Have you ever styled an outfit to perfection and then instantly gasped in horror when you realise you have mixed navy and black? If the answer is yes then have nothing to fear. Black and navy blue are perfectly acceptable companions when it comes to piecing together an outfit. Say so long to the mysterious myth surrounding this colour combo, if you haven’t already – your style cred will not diminish, in fact, it will prosper. A mixture of navy and black creates an imbalance of a classical nature. As seasons pass, navy becomes the new black and then black becomes the new navy but the savvy fashion-goers betray the golden rules and simply wear the two classics at the same time. Not ground breaking fashion, I know, however the result is something extraordinarily basic and shows that some style rules are made to be broken. When I think of black and navy, I think of a Celine girl – edgy minimalism and always chic. Styling this trend? Tanned legs, red lips, little accessories – keep it clean and play with silhouettes. Think billowing skirts with cropped t shirts, carrot leg trousers with a tailored jacket – experiment with shapes to keep your style up to date and to give these two classic colours a fresh lick of paint.



Crisp Wool Mix Trousers, £69, Cos; Jacquard Jersey Bomber, £50, Topshop; Faux Leather Skirt with Box Pleats, £29.99, Zara; Black Leather Brogues, £275, Paul Smith; Boxy Crop Tee, £32, Boutique at Topshop.

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