I came across this photo and was about to immediately click past it when the caption caught my eye...
New? Trendy?  I don't think so. 
Well-dressed Europeans have been combining navy and black for ages. (And as luck would have it, what was shown over at The Sartorialist today? A great shot of an Italian girl in... you guessed it, navy and black.)
One of the many style books I read mentioned it several years ago. And I like it.  It's a different twist on monochromatic since the colors are so similar. 

It also isn't anything you have to "dare to try."  It's actually quite safe without being boring.  It's unexpected and sophisticated.  So next time you're headed for that navy skirt and white shirt, grab the black shirt instead.  Or try the black stockings like Michelle did.  I also like a navy top and black jeans with some great accessories.  Just make sure your navy isn't too dark, or you'll lose the necessary contrast.
This is definitely a color combo you can put together year after year!



01/20/2010 11:10

haha I read something similar and thought the same thing!

01/22/2010 11:02

I love navy and black. It is such a classsic twist! I also like a little brown thrown in the mix too.

01/23/2010 15:11

Love your take on the new "navy and black" trend. I will have to dare to try it! :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

01/23/2010 15:50

My youngest, who is the fashionista in the family, says this is a no-no. I'll have to tell her navy & black are back. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

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01/26/2010 12:17

I LOVE her! She's always SO classic!

01/28/2010 08:31

when i get older...i wanna have as much spunk as diane keaton...and by older i mean like 70 bc my 40 isn't that old...right?! stopping by from SITS to say hello!


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