Black, Blue and Balmain

Pairing Black and Blue

One of my favorite color combinations is Black and Blue. 

There is something so rebelliously breaking-the-rules chic about the pairing.

Once upon a time there was a tried and true fashion rule that decreed the two shall NEVER be combined but over the past few years designers have thrown that “old school” way of thinking to the roadside and embraced how fantastic the two colors can look together.

The look is super easy to achieve. To start, try an all-black outfit with a navy accessory or vice versa—it will make the style rebellion less daunting. Pair a navy skirt or dress with black tights. Choose classic silhouettes and focus on texture to add depth and dimension. Mix lace with velvet or leather with silk, for example, to prevent the hues from bleeding together.

No matter how you combine it, the trick to pulling off the trend is to keep your navy truly navy — if it’s dangerously close to being black, it’ll just look like you got dressed in the dark.

How to pair Black and Blue

Pairing Black and Navy

How to pair black and blue

T. rex T-shirt john varvatos

Pairing Black and Blue

Pairing Black and Blue

Pairing Black and Blue

Pairing Black and Blue

What I’m Wearing: Pierre Balmain Leather Jacket | John Varvatos T.Rex T-Shirt | TOPSHOP Knit Scarf Tory Burch Gemini Link Patent Chain Shoulder Bag | Nine West Velvet Bootie | Phillip Lim for Target Skirt |

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25 Comments

  1. I loved this post. I’m always in black so I’m definitely going to incorporate these tips into my wardrobe!

    Side Note I love your shoes!

  2. Literally ordering those boots NOW!!! And I’m so glad you just gave me the official stylist okay to put blue and black together! You look so fab!

    1. You can totally do Black and Brown- just use the same rule of thumb.. make sure the brown isn’t dangerously close to black.

  3. I’m loving this! I always shy away from black and blue but you have made this WORK and have me wanting to dig through my closet to see if I can replicate!

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