How you can rock navy and black like Queen B!

PHOTO: Bonang Matheba Instagram
PHOTO: Bonang Matheba Instagram

There are endless questions posed on style blogs as to if, how, and when these colours should be paired. If the ‘rules’ tended to skew towards segregation, now is the time to throw out the rulebook.

Together, black and navy create an ideal partnership to connote elegance and sophistication. Surely these colours are in the same WhatsApp group, and considering navy is a fusion shade – black with a hint of light blue – it makes complete sense to pair these sister shades in outfits ranging from playful to formal this autumn.

If convention has lead you to believe in wearing either one or the other, then now is the perfect time to redefine the status quo. With the chicest outfit inspo served by our fashion team as well as the sickest selection of up-to-the-minute clothing, falling for navy and black should be impossible to resist.

So, get it fresh from us and knock ‘em dead with these black and navy pairings to set you up for the season.

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The girl boss office look

The mother of elegance and class: that’s what navy and black are to fashion. If it’s the contemporary girl boss office look you’re after, there’s no better way to achieve it than with sharp silhouettes and structured garments. If there’s one item to treat yo-self to this season, it’s the oversized blazer. And while you’re at it, you may as well throw in a pair of two-toned brogues.

Make it about texture

Pretty in navy and black? Yes, it’s more than attainable, especially with a soft touch of velour and satin. Navy and black often assume a more grown up and formal appeal, but by layering contrasting textures such as cotton blends and sheer fabrics, or woollen knits and leather, fresh and youthful looks are easy to create.


It’s all in the details

Tick all the right trend boxes this autumn, not only with two of the most-loved shades, but with stand-out details and trimmings. As dominant as navy can be, it’s often mistaken for black. So thanks to this season’s continuing infatuation with ruffles, lace-ups and side drapes, black and navy can shine simultaneously.

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Two for one – formal a bit casual

A satin bomber atop traditional formal work attire may have been snubbed as a great idea a few seasons ago, but today a hint of athleisure to strike the perfect balance between work and play is still more than welcome, especially in dark neutral hues. That said if it’s your sweats game you’re seeking to upgrade, adding a modern pair kitten heels will do the trick.

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