Black and blue often get a bad rap because they can be so close in shade that it’s sometimes difficult to tell them apart, not to mention that wearing a black shirt with navy pants can come off looking a little drab. Here are a few tips for the right way to pair these two colors:
Accessorize: Say you’re wearing skinny denim jeans and a black sweater. Adding red heels and red lipstick is an easy way to make the black-and-blue look a chic one.
Contrast: When you’re wearing navy with black, you should try to play up the differences in tone. Wearing a white shirt under a navy blazer with a black skirt will help delineate the hues, making your outfit look intentional instead of accidental.
Brighten Up: Opt for brighter and bolder blues like cobalt or sky blue if you plan to pair them with black. The brighter hue will keep your outfit from looking washed out.
We love how reality star Audrina Patridge pairs a dark blue dress with a black blazer, she breaks the look up with a bright waist belt and white bag. Mixing these colors can really make for a sophisticated look.
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