navy faux fur vest

I admit I was late to jump on the navy train… but now I can’t get enough! Similar to the “no white denim after Labor Day” rule that’s been tossed out the window, so has the fear of pairing navy and black together.

I’ll admit, I had to see pieces like this vest that did the initial work for me, but I think when you’re pairing large pieces together (ex: a sweater and denim, a vest and a dress, etc.), they totally work.  This vest is a few years old, but I thought it would be a great layering piece in Paris and I loved how it peeked out from underneath my coat. But then again… when you’re standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, doesn’t anything look good!?

This is a great time to stock up on a pretty outerwear piece because almost everything seems to be marked down. Jackpot!

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photos by Gabi Alves


coat – Dawn Levy (from last year), similar styles here (20% off), here (33% off) and here (33% off) | similar vest here and here, love this one (50% off) and this one (60% off) | denim, also love these | booties (30% off), also available here (40% off) | bag | sunglasses, similar look for less here | turtleneck (25% off) | albion ring

I loved your comments on Monday’s Guide to Paris post. Now I have a few more things to try the next time I visit!

I’m also planning to dedicate a post to my favorite spots in Orange County, as it’s a question I seem to be getting several times a week, so stay tuned for that. Thanks so much for reading and sharing!  XO –

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16 thoughts on “Styling Navy and Black

  1. Perfect example of how to re-write the black & navy rule – that vest is so so perfect for Paris! I love how it peeks out from underneath your coat, adding a touch of color & contrast to an otherwise all black look. C’est chic!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

    1. Haha love the “singing voice” part! This vest is like three years old from Zara… I wish they still had it!

  2. I used to never think navy and black could go together! Now I love it.
    I also ALWAYS wear white after Labor Day… especially in AZ… It’s summer here for a lot longer and I cannot follow rules!

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