From the runway to the red carpet, tastemakers are breaking that old style rule that says you can’t wear navy and black together. Stars have embraced fall’s cooler color palette, and one dramatic way to transition summer’s colorblock trend into this season is by bringing these two dark shades together for a little midnight magic.
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Krysten Ritter emphasized her dark hair and fair skin in a Romona Keveza satin corset dress at the Elle Women in Hollywood celebration. The navy dress with black accents coordinated with her navy Katur clutch, but she added subtle touches of brightness to the moody look with her gold Jean Michel Cazabat pumps and red nail polish. Marc by Marc Jacobs showed a navy-on-black look at New York Fall Fashion Week. The somber and ladylike undertones of the floral top and fluff-pocket skirt were offset with tough military boots and a burgundy leather bowling bag. While attending the OMEGA House opening in London, Nicole Kidman did the previously unthinkable, pairing a navy blue Azzadine Alaia skater dress with laser-cut sandals by Manolo Blahnik. Michelle Dockery didn’t step too far from the elegant dressed she wears on Downton Abbey, choosing a midnight blue silk Louis Vuitton dress with a sweetheart neckline and mesh bodice for the Emmy’s.
We’ve selected six shopping picks that make pairing these colors so easy that you’ll want to try black-and-blue—no bruised ego necessary.
1. Sea NY Stripe Scarf-Print Top – $382; 2. Maje Stilleto Lace-Trimmed Jersey Dress – $410; 3. Crumpet England Dot Lace Tee – $213; 4. Miss Selfridge Navy Lace Pencil Skirt – $57; 5. Zara Leather Bowling Bag – $89.90; 6. Pierre Hardy Glossed Leather and Suede Boots – $1,095;