Of all the colors in our closet, navy is probably one of the toughest to style. The dark blue shade doesn't easily lend itself to being paired with many other colors of shoes, bags, and accessories we may have laying around. For one, wearing black and navy has long been deemed a style faux pas because of how close the two colors are to one another. While we don't agree that they should never be worn together, we'll be the first to admit that it's a tricky combo. Fear not—here are 11 styling tricks we always follow to pull off the two shades together.
An even more common style situation to run into than wearing black and navy together is wearing a navy dress and styling it accordingly. We wanted to take the guessing out of it, so today we're showing you exactly which color shoes to wear with each navy dress, from a casual frock to a floor-length formal gown. There's no denying that Net-a-Porter is one of our favorite online shopping destinations. We even scroll through the site to get general outfit inspiration too, even when we're not necessarily shopping. We happen to be fans of how it always styles its items in a way that makes us want the entire look.
With that in mind, we took to the site to inspire how we'll be styling our navy dresses from now on. Ahead, see the dress-and-shoe combinations that just always work.
J.Crew Rossini Belted Cotton-Poplin Dress ($66)
Soludos Tall Wedge Espadrilles ($95)
French girls love these. Need we say more?
Sky Blue Sandals
Cefinn Tiered Silk Crepe de Chine Midi Dress ($374)
Staud Gita Leather Sandals ($195)
This shade of blue feels so fresh right now.
STUDIO AMELIA 1.4 croc-effect leather sandals ($182)
Barely there sandals are the style to try this year.
Sleeper Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Linen Midi Dress ($125)
Joie Panther Slide Sandals ($83)
Minimalists, these sandals are for you.
Rust-Hued Ankle Boots
Monse Asymmetric Cutout Stretch-Jersey Dress ($973)
Topshop Holland Rust Platform Boots ($113)
Platforms are the buzzy boot trend everyone's talking about right now.
Ong-Oaj Pairam Tammy Gathered Silk-Satin Wrap Gown ($3380)
Zara Beaded Leather Heeled Sandals ($149)
Crystal embellishments will be very handy this season.
Marni Floral-Print Stretch-Crepe Dress ($1253)
Wandler Isa Two-Tone Leather Mules ($329)
The It shoes of the moment.
Ballet Pink Sandals
Roksanda Isilda Gathered Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress ($1008)
Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandals ($398)
These will go with everything else you own, too.
Chunky Black Boots
Sacai Belted Pleated Poplin and Piqué Midi Dress ($910)
Jeffrey Campbell Czech Combat Boots ($165)
On-trendfor fall and practical for winter.
White Strappy Sandals
Adam Lippes Asymmetric Wrap-Effect Denim Dress ($833)
Senso Jessica Strappy Sandals ($125)
The square toe makes these feel especially cool.
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This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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