SKIRT: Rebecca Minkoff | COAT: Sam Edelman | BLAZER/CAPE: BCBG | SHIRT: Vince Camuto (similar here and more here) | STOLE: old but similar here | EARMUFFS: old but similar here and here | GLOVES: Coach (similar here that are mobile friendly!) | TIGHTS: DKNY | SHOES: SJP Collection | BAG: Sophie Hulme (obsessed with all of her bags!)
This week I thought I’d share a few more street style shots from New York Fashion Week. Of course, it means a temporary departure from my typical work-ready ensembles, but I hope you can still glean some ideas from these outfits that would just require a few alterations (particularly in hem length) to make the professional grade.
The ensemble above involves the strategic combination of navy and black pieces—a concept I used to diametrically oppose. Today, the combination of navy and black is far from groundbreaking, but it’s still a concept with which a lot of people (myself included) struggle. A few short years ago, I (got dressed in the dark and) accidentally showed up at my office wearing black shoes, a black sheath dress and navy tights. I was mortified that I had mistakenly put on navy tights with an otherwise black outfit, so I immediately ran to Duane Reade to purchase some emergency black replacement tights. (Overreact much?) But as my style has evolved, I’ve come to really love the combination when executed properly. Personally, I still think the pairing looks best when it’s clearly deliberate, and not the result of a tragic combination of oversleeping and/or poor lighting in your West Village apartment. For me, the easiest way to pull off the dueling hues is to wear pieces that possess some continuity of print or texture. For example, I chose to execute that continuity via texture (fur) above by combing a navy fur coat with a black fur stole and black fur earmuffs. For another suggestion on how to bring the frenemies together, check out my recent instagram here where I combine navy and black via a little stripe action.
What are your thoughts? Is the black and navy combo do-able?
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