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How to pair navy and black for fall

Bobby Schuessler is a New York City-based fashion and beauty writer, contributing to brands like E!, Us Weekly, Glamour, Lucky, Men's Health and of course, SheKnows.

The coolest color combo

Think you can't wear navy and black together? Think again. You totally can! Here's how to incorporate these two hues into your fall wardrobe.

The coolest color combo

Take a cue from Cara Delevingne Kristen Stewart and Jessica Biel this season by pairing navy and black together. Why? Because the combo is effortlessly chic. (And yes, despite what you've heard, the shades do match because they're both neutrals).

Our foolproof tips below make wearing these hot colors totally easy for the office, a date, girls' night out, a lazy afternoon or even weekend brunch!


For the office

Headed to a meeting? A navy blazer with a black lapel will show your team you mean business. Super posh. Pair the blazer with slim slacks, black pumps and a structured bag, and you'll rule the board room.

The coolest color combo

Sea New York Zipped Blazer $443, Dorothy Perkins Trouser $44, Topshop Box Pleat Blouse $76,
Guess Elsea Platform Pumps $99, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Tote $195


On a date

LBD? Try a LND — little navy dress. Sky-high black stilettos and a metallic clutch will take this look into total sexy territory.

The coolest color combo

MICHAEL Michael Kors Navy MJ Long Sleeve Wrap Dress $234,
ASOS Parody Platforms $68, Boticca Clutch $88


For girls' night out

Get flirty for a night out with a navy top and black skinny jeans. Try a pop of color down below with purple pumps to really make a statement.

The coolest color combo

Apiece Apart Alejandra Kaftan Top $196, Topshop Moto Joni Jeans $72,
Chinese Laundry Night Heels $80, Fossil Memoir Diary Clutch $108


For a lazy afternoon

Lounging around with your man on a Saturday? Slip into navy sweatpants and a standard black tee. Stylish, yet totally comfy.

The coolest color combo

Tuss/Teo Sarouel Pants $35, Hanes Nano-T T-Shirt $5, UGG Cozy II Slippers $110


For weekend brunch

Keep it laid back on the weekends. Throw on a cool leather bomber jacket, a vintage-inspired tee and navy skinny jeans.

The coolest color combo

Sandro Veinarde Jacket $860, Mango Typographic Print T-Shirt $15,
MiH Jeans Bonn High-Rise Skinny Jeans $78, Dorothy Perkins Black Quilted Biker Boots $69

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