7 Ways to Wear Navy and Black Together

by Kim "Kimmay" Caldwell liveaboutdotcom

When elevating your wardrobe some questions may come up, like "is wearing navy and black together ok?". In fashion there are no hard and steady rules, but this topic seems to be one where people are most afraid to commit a fashion "don't". Most stylists agree that this color combination is a great choice. "Many people think that you can’t wear navy and black together, but that is a fashion myth", says NYC Personal Stylist, Cassandra Sethi, founder of Next Level Wardrobe. She goes on to say, "black and navy look stunning together—it is very sophisticated and flatters all body types. It is a great color combination throughout the year."

Convinced? If you want to try wearing black and navy blue clothing together below are some top tips from stylists along with a few great wardrobe pieces to get started.

Go Overseas and High End

Diane Roth, owner of L'Armoire and celebrity stylist, said: "Navy and black are staple colors in Europe and Asia. Most European tweeds and patterns have both incorporated in them. When you put the two together be careful that the navy is the black based dye and not a red base”. She states most American navy colors use a red base, so try purchasing from European designers or investing in high end tweeds and materials.

She adds to keep a color ratio in mind when wearing both navy and black. “Most combos work best when you have two thirds of one color and one third of the other. That way you don't look like you dressed in the dark. It has to look planned, not done in error.” So do a little math and plan ahead to keep yourself looking your best. Her best trick for this look? “ Have a scarf or shawl to tie the two colors together more.” Try out the looks here from L'Armoire, and Max Mara.

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A Brilliant Valentine's Day Gift

Resident Magazine reports: On Valentine’s Day happy hearts everywhere turn to thoughts of love. People shower affection on partners, parents, friends, children, teachers, and even pets! They spend over a billion dollars on candy confections and send millions of cards. Most of all, it is a favored time for popping the question. Since the ring has to be just right for that special person, here are some beautiful ideas for proposal or “I love you” Valentine’s Day rings

L’Armoire Platinum & Tanzanite Ring ($32,000)

L’Armoire Platinum & Tanzanite Ring ($32,000)

Browse the latest in luxury accent and gift collections, from European and New York-based designers at L’Armoire. The store also holds an exquisite collection of estate jewelry, handbags, scarves, and hats including this 7.74 carat Gem Tanzanite Ring with total diamond weight of .80 carats of heart-shaped diamonds – the impeccable choice to bring a smile to her face and a “yes” to her lips.

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Highlighting Norman Norell

New York’s almost-forgotten fashion designer


0n the big screen, Norell’s designed clothing for the 1962 film “That Touch of Mink” and 1963’s “The Wheeler Dealers.”

“A lot of what he did is as relevant now as then,” said Diane Roth, owner of L’Armoire in New Canaan, Connecticut. She’s received about a dozen inquiries about pieces by Norell last year. Roth sells high-end clothing and accessories, and carries vintage garments.

“The modern designers, if you look at their designs with the big buttons and the four pockets, that’s very Norman Norell,” Roth said.

Designer Donna Karan’s 1985 collection “Seven Easy Pieces” reflected a Norell influence.

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