Pairing navy and black is divine. You only run into an issue when you use a navy so dark it looks black, and/or you don't balance the two colors throughout your outfit. For example, a navy top and black pants with black shoes, looks ill matched. It does not look intentional. The quickest way to an intentional look is with a garment that already combines navy and black and go from there. Pictured here, I have built my outfit around my navy blazer with black sleeves. The next step is to continually alternate the color, generally avoiding placing the same color next to itself. For instance, the body of the blazer is navy, so I chose black pants, instead of navy pants. Since I didn't have navy shoes to continue the alternating color pattern, I chose an unexpected ox blood heel for a pop. Although a seemingly unusual choice, the ox blood pairs well individually with both black and navy. Same goes for the choice of mint colored top. It pairs well individually with black, navy, and the ox blood.
With so many complicated color ways going, I wanted my accessories to touch back on the black and navy focus. I also wanted to keep it simple in general. I skipped all jewelry with the exception of a black ring, and a black Rakani watch that was recently sent to me. Constructed of black steel and swarovski crystals, this striking watch was the perfect embellishment. I also feel incredibly unique while wearing it. The giant gold watch has been so prominent the last few years, I have been itching for something different. This watch is the most interesting piece I have seen in ages.
To finish the outfit, I knew I needed more navy, a color that is still relatively hard to find. Thankfully, a quick jaunt into Black Cat hat shop in Los Gatos lead to this navy fedora. It took me awhile to decide to buy it because I am not a hat person. My hair is nothing to write home about, but it takes a certain person to wear hats. Finally, I decided I am that person. If you decide you want to be a hat person, make sure you don't mind hat hair as a trip to the movies, a crowded venue or sit down restaurant inevitable requires you to take your hat off.
The Fashionably Late by Rakani watch was gifted to me via Brand Backer.