It’s official: that stuffy rule that black and blue don’t mix has been thrown out of the fashion handbook. The collections for Fall 2013 are proving one thing; designers aren't playing by the sartorial rules anymore! Black and blue has long been considered a "no-no" of colors to coordinate, but this year's trend-setters are rebelling against the rules and creating a fresh and modern reputation for the colors. If you're not yet over your antiquated fear of mixing black and blue, it's time to forget your fears!
Fall collections are full of the sophisticated combination as pairings of blues with black range from cobalt to navy. Pitch black was paired with navy wool at Rag & Bone and Billy Reid; at Honor it trimmed a cobalt suit and Band of Outsiders it was matched up with cobalt and royal blue.
This is a trend you can easily try out before even hitting the mall. Here’s the deal: while black and navy are considered neutrals, together they create a sophisticated, timeless palette. This means you can wear them any way, with pretty much anything, including each other! So go ahead and experiment. Mixing navy with black gives a subtle depth for a mysterious look, while cobalt creates a major statement.
Black & Cobalt