Navy and Black: Five Ways to Wear Them Together

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So similar and yet so different, navy and black are a surprisingly perfect match. The two colors are a wonderfully elegant pair for both day and night, as mastered by Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, and Sofia Coppola — the last of whom is practically an ambassador of this look. It's a classicists combo (worn together, they complement rather than compete), and it's easy: Forget the fashion "rules" and play around with texture (like ASOS’s glittering pumps paired with Jil Sander’s navy satin skirt) or microprints (see Mango’s foulard trouser) to freshen the look and add depth. Click ahead to see five festive outfits embracing the pair, most of which include pieces that, individually, blend the two neutrals together.

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