Break the Rules

by Jessica Sturdy on January 4, 2013

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s OKAY to wear navy blue and black together! Better than okay… It feels modern & cool! :)

When you think of Jack Rogers, you probably think of their namesake sandals. But they have lots of other shoes, too! These wedge booties got me through my first day back in the city without a single wince. Cute and comfortable?! I’ll take it!

Obsessed with this tassel necklace from Bauble Bar! $28?! Can’t beat it! Reminds me of the Rachel Zoe tassel necklace I can’t afford.

J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee / LOFT Striped Skirt (purchased this fall, but sold out online) / J.Crew Super Opaque Tightsgifted Jack Rogers Black Wedge Booties (on sale and multiple colors to chose from!) / Bauble Bar Tassel Necklace / Bauble Bar Cheetah Bangle (similar) / Michael Kors Chain Link Watch

Thanks for taking my photos, Tracy!

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Caroline January 4, 2013 at 7:19 am

I absolutely like the combination of black and blue! :)


Becky January 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

I love navy and black together! Lovely outfit. Could take it from work to cocktails! xxx


Penny Pincher Fashion January 4, 2013 at 7:52 am

Totally agree with you on this – I love navy & black together…so jealous you got this skirt before it sold out! I really wanted it too :)


Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 8:46 am

Love this look.


Lauren January 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

i totally agree, black and a brighter blue can totally work as long as you add accessories, i love your skirt and booties!



Heidi January 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

I love this pairing! I love combining navy blue and black as well as brown and black. They’re an unexpected pairing, but they do work well together.


Sandra January 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

Totally agree! I wore navy, black and sequins for NYE! Fun! Great blog!


Rachelle January 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

love this color combo as well, you look great.



christin January 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

i do that all the time. we’re such rebels.


Sarah January 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

I love navy and black together, it’s so pretty.

The Purse Snatcher 


Jaclyn January 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

I really like the black and navy colour combo. I tend to wear it quite a bit myself.


Katherine January 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

Love how you paired these colors! I have that skirt too and am so glad I got it. And those Jack Rogers are adorable! Might have to get a pair :) Have a great weekend!



Adventures in Dressmaking January 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I love pairing black and navy or black and brown–pretty much the only way I like to wear black, since it makes it feel less edgy and dramatic and not “me”! I say it especially works when navy or brown is the only accent color–just think of it as an accent rather than a neutral!!


Naghmeh January 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

There is a rule against navy and black? hehe that’s news to me. love the outfit! that skirt is gorgeous :)


Carly January 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Super cute skirt! Not sure I agree on the black and blue – only in the washing machine and bruises!!



Emily Beth January 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Love blue and black together! That skirt is too cute

xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire


Lindsay January 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I was watching Chelsea lately last night and she did an interview where she was wearing a navy top, black pants and brown wedges…loved it & might have to try it myself. Totally agree with you, blue & black are great together.

Lindsay @


Amy Shaughnessy January 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love the colors together! That skirt is so pretty.


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Alyssa - The Glossy Life January 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I have the same LOFT skirt–I totally fell in love with the gold thread in it, I thought it was so fun! Love the way you styled yours :)


Shelby January 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I am finally jumping on the navy + black bandwagon :) The sparkle in the skirt makes the outfit!


Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass January 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm

navy, brown, black.. they’re all neutrals! work it!


Kelly (@Birdieshoots) January 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Love the look & that necklace is gorgeous it reminds me of a vintage Chanel piece my grandmother used to wear!

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Julie Leah January 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I love blue and black together! You paired it to perfection!


Agi January 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Love blue and black together. Of course it has to be done right. Adore the outfit.



Anngelik January 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Lovely skirt and necklace! Very different and unique.



Diana January 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I agree, I’ve always loved wearing navy and black together, as well as black and brown :)


Chelsea January 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I love breaking the style rules and I feel like black can really go with ANY color!

Chelsea & The City


Liz @ Foodies&Booties January 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I’ve been rocking the navy blue and black a lot lately – I love the combo!


Hitha | Hitha On The Go January 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I have a DIY of the Rachel Zoe necklace coming up! It was a tough one, but so worth it. Love this entire outfit – I’m all for combining navy and black. Cognac and black is another favorite “taboo” color combination of mine 😉


AJ January 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m usually not a fan of navy and black together, but you did it well! Love the tassel necklace.



Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} January 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I love navy and black together – a great outfit! I also never would have guessed that those shoes are by Jack Rogers. Love them!


Alex January 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I love navy and black together too! Great outfit and I adore the tassel necklace

XO Alex


Emily Devine January 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Gorgeous outfit! I’m always scared to pair black and blue, but you did it perfectly.


Stylelista January 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I definitely am pairing navy and black together! This outfit is gorgeous!!

xoxo stylelista


Kaitlin January 5, 2013 at 3:26 am

I love that skirt! I just found one at Target that is almost identical – ON SALE – for $5.86!!


Tara January 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

That skirt is adorable, I love the metallic details! And I agree, totally ok to wear navy and black together :)


Danielle January 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I am so glad that I found your blog via Pinterest. Some really inspirational looks here on your blog. Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us :)



Danielle January 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

tassel necklace is perf! I have a white & gold one I snagged at some ladys garage sale. Go me! Your outfit is pure inspiration! (as always.)


Hip June 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love navy and black together.

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