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Trend Alert: Black & Blue

Trend Alert: Black & Blue

Wasn't there a point in time when people didn't think black and blue went together? Seeing as how the most common colors associated with a bruise are "black and blue" I don't really understand how people thought these colors didn't complement each other. Together, they create a dark mystique that oozes cool and collected. I have spotted this color combo on several starlets as of late and I'm totally into it. These three looks in particular are all very different, but all work, proving that black and blue is pretty versatile. Blast those naysayers who said it couldn't work!

The common denominator in two of these looks is layers. All three decided to go with noir shoes - probably the best way to work it. As well, the blue is more navy and moody; although bright blue works and sequins do too! This trend will take you into the Fall and beyond - but kbella already knows this!

To see my black & blue outfit,

Lauren Moffatt Sleeveless A-line Dress, $273.


J. Crew Ella patent-leather T-strap flats, $118.


bebe Basket Shawl Cardigan, $80.



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yeokr yeokr 9 years
i still will not wear true navy with black - the navy that is so dark it is often worn with black on accident. i love midnight with black though. i think this old rule is much more like "black and brown don't go together" - when the brown is also very dark. midnight blue and camel/tan brown look great with black because there is enough contrast.
moosie moosie 10 years
i love what reese is wearing!!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
I never understood why people said black and blue didn't go together...I wore it anyway - trendsetter!!
babylish babylish 10 years
i absolutely ADORE this trend!!! mix in a bit of white and there's my fav spring color palette!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I love that cardigan!
misogi misogi 10 years
Navy and black are two of my favorite colors...I'm so excited that they're in style! :D
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
I never got people saying to not wear navy and black together!! They look awesome! And here's proof!
littlemissme littlemissme 10 years
I wear black and blue together all the time...don't get that old fashion rule!
imahoopie imahoopie 10 years
I've always liked pairing black with blue. But I think it should be saved for the winter. Right now I am pairing other colors, like cool dark brown with dove gray, and it looks so fresh! I never follow "rules" and just do what appeals to me. After-all, how you dress should be a reflection of your personality.
HuongStar HuongStar 10 years
I remember that old fashion rule! My older sister used to chide me for wearing the two together but I think it looks great when done correctly. Out of the three celebrities picture, Reese pulls it off the best.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
...i guess i'd have to check it out on me. i'm not sure i'm sold on the idea that black and navy go together. i've always gone with gray or muted brown. it looks ok here...
beaglebuddy beaglebuddy 10 years
I love Jamie Lynn's outfit. Where can I find it?
cosmogirl cosmogirl 10 years
Love the shoes and the cardie, not a big fan of the dress though...
krisua krisua 10 years
Actually very true, I too remember they were a no-no. But looking at these pictures, the colours are really wittily put together. Thanks for the tip, must look for some dark blue shoes next...
cinamon cinamon 10 years
I love Reese's look. Cute, classy, and wearable.
Skinplistic Skinplistic 10 years
I love Navy, it's so classy! It's one of my absolute favorite colors!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I heart Reese's look! Return the shoes? I can't talk to you when you're hysterical.
Emily302 Emily302 10 years
Hahha. This is too funny! I am sitting here right now in a black and blue outfit. I love this trend.
littlemissvixen littlemissvixen 10 years
I love it!
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
love this color, I have to buy a dress for an event and I think I will look for one with that has this color
shellee shellee 10 years
I love Jamie Lynn's dress. I can't wait to get into black and blue. When navy blue is done right, it's just so clean and classy.
estrela estrela 10 years
I was at the mall about a month ago and I noticed at a lot of stores were into the black and blue combo :-)
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Thanks Fab! Youre a genius! :)
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Hi LuciLu! Because your dress is blue and white I would go with a nautical black shoe; like these black espardilles: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=16651&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=363&iMainCat=333 And wear a black cardi to pull the look together. xo
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