How to wear black and blue without looking like you got dressed in the dark:
1) The lighter the shade of blue, the better it is. All shades of blue can be matched with black. However, the bluer or lighter shades are better.
2) Another trick to making your outfit that displays both black and navy look intentional instead of accidental is adding an extra color. In my pictures above I added white. This helps lighten up an outfit which already has two dark colors.
3) Add an accessory that has both black and navy in it. Bright jewelry will keep the outfit from becoming drab. There are many shoes, scarves and necklaces that mix the two colors.
When it is done right, a navy and black outfit can be extremely classy. Someone who does this look really well is Ellen DeGeneress. She just launched her new clothing line called ED for women. Click here for her website.
My two words for this outfit: Not Drab
What are your two words?