Navy and Black

Deciding to wear a single color from head to toe takes commitment and a dash of daring. There is a reason most women seeking monochromatic outfits immediately gravitate towards an all-black ensemble. The color black does not make mistakes,” said Caroline de Maigret, model and muse, and author of “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are,” a guide to French secrets, which she wrote with three friends. While it’s no secret that inky tones never go out of fashion, her advice — and there are some gems in the book — is a reminder that when in doubt, go back to black.

As a fair-skinned, golden blonde girl, an all-black look can definitely overwhelm my face, not to mention my small frame. Always testing new waters, I decided to try navy with black accessories instead. The blue hue often gets overlooked, but navy is a fresh alternative to harsh black. Plus, the shade is completely classic, and paired with black, it’s the subtle contrast that makes the navy stand out. I am also open to scarves in hues of blue like teal!, and gold accessories that enhance my hair color.

The look, relaxed but put together, is quirkier than your office-appropriate work wear, but polished enough for an unexpected encounter with the boss. Here are my looks to help you pull off a head-to-toe dark look.

navy outfit

navy and black

navy and black

navy and black

navy and black

Wearing Alasdair top and leggings  // Alexander McQueen patent clutch // Patent leather Birkenstocks // Annelise Michelson carnivore choker

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau


2 Responses

  1. Stace

    Can you please tell me where to find the Birkenstock sandals that you’re wearing in the ‘black and navy’ blog? Or what the specific name of them are? TYSM!

Leave a Reply