How to Wear Navy and Black | In Search of Sheila

How to Wear Navy and Black

November 4, 2016

Sweater: Zaful / Jeans: vintage (similar/ Boots: Clarks / Bag: Old Navy / Belt: thrifted Jewelry: Rocksbox (use my code "insearchofsheilaxoxo" to try a month for free!)

One combination I tend to always avoid is navy and black. A so-called fashion "faux-pas," I think most people have ditched fashion rules and now embrace wearing whatever they want. Navy for me, however, was always a color I avoided. I always gravitated towards black because it was safe--I honestly didn't know how to style navy. I always thought to myself, I can just wear it in black! So here I am, challenging myself again and sharing 5 tips on how to rock navy and black together.

1. COLOR BLOCK. Is still even still a thing? Wear one navy piece and one black piece and you've effortlessly achieved color blocking while also wearing the notorious navy and black combo.

2. TEXTURE. Combining different textures will add more of a contrast between the two shades. Here I wore a knitted sweater with black denim and some faux-leather booties. Even adding a black leather jacket over this outfit would take it to the next level.

3. ACCESSORIZE. Adding a belt will break up the colors.  A neutral bag will pop.

4. JEWELRY. Silver or gold jewelry will also pop from the dark colors and will instantly make you look put together. The jewelry I'm wearing here is from Rocksbox, a subscription service that lets you try an unlimited amount of pieces each month. Use my code "insearchofsheilaxoxo" to try your first month free! Read my post here to learn more.

5. HAIR. If you have dark hair like me your hair might tend to get lost in your dark clothing. I put mine up for this look to make the sweater stand out more and it also created an added visual to the overall look.

What do you think of wearing black and navy together? Total fashion faux-pas or totally chic?



  1. U look hot I really love this look but cant rock it just now because of my pregnancy bump don't think it would look right lool. u look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. :-) Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time kisses Dominica! xXx

  2. This outfit looks so goos Sheila! Navy and black can be tricky but youre working it!

    Dana |

  3. Omg i love you. This outfit is so on point. Love that jumper

    Enclothed Cognition

  4. simple and sophisticated outfit, love the vibes!
    style blog

  5. I love the way you styled your outfit. :)

  6. really love the high-waist denim and the sweater tucked in :)

  7. Love your sweater. You look cute and cosy.x

  8. I think you look so chic! Navy and black is one of my favourite colour combinations x

    Sick Chick Chic

  9. Styled so well. The perfect contrast xx, Erin -


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