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Take a Cue From Fashion’s “It” Crowd And Pair Navy Blue With Black All Winter Long

Take a Cue From Fashion’s “It” Crowd And Pair Navy Blue With Black All Winter Long


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    We love this Miu Miu look from the line's Fall 2012 collection. 

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    Here, this chic Paris Fashion Week denizen lets her navy A-line skirt stand out by pairing it with all black. 

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    At the WSJ. Magazine's Innovator Of The Year awards, Ashley Olsen (right) highlighted her navy coat with black accessories. Love it! 

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  • Bottega Veneta RF12 0007.jpg

    Bottega Veneta accentuated this elegant navy suit with black boots and gloves.

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  • Anna Sui - Front Row - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Alexa Chung paired opaque black tights with her navy and black dress at the Anna Sui Spring 2013 fashion show.

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    This gal, seen at Paris Fashion Week, rocks the combo effortlessly—and has hair to match! 

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  • Proenza Schouler - Front Row - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Kate Bosworth attended Proenza Schouler's Spring 2013 fashion show in a black leather jacket and booties and a knee-length navy pencil skirt. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Von Holden
  • Demeulemeester RF12 7081.jpg

    Ann Demeulemeester took an edgy approach to the color combination on her Fall 2012 runway. 

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  • Gucci RF12 7452.jpg

    A black and blue brocade look strutted down Gucci's Fall 2012 runway.

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    Sabrina Meijer of style blog afterDRK takes a more casual approach in wearing just a touch of black on her toes with her navy-and-blue sweater.

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  • Celine PO RF12 006.jpg

    Céline paired a navy jacket with black trousers during its Fall 2012 fashion show.

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    Take a cue from this stylish Milan Fashion Week visitor and throw a navy coat over favorite black tights and boots to instantly look sharp.

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    We're loving the way this Milan Fashion Week goer paired her navy and black sweater with chunky black combat boots.

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You know the hackneyed fashion myth: Under no conditions should black and navy blue ever be paired. We’ve got news for you: That once-unbreakable rule has been shattered to shards recently, as the two colors have been spotted being worn together on the runway, in the front row, and definitely in the streets.

The combo first started making waves during the Fall 2012 collections, as scores of designers including Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prabal Gurung and Céline sent looks that incorporated black and navy down the runway, while style influencers like Alexa Chung, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Kate Bosworth were quick to jump on the trend, proving just how cool the pairing can be.

The good news: Even if it’s only adding a pair of opaque black tights to a dark blue dress, pairing black and blue is beyond simple using stuff you already have in your closet.

Read on to get a glimpse to see who’s wearing the chic color combination, and get a dose of inspiration from the runway and your favorite It girls! 

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