January 18, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Navy and Black

Inspiration: WhoWhatWear

I wore this on Wednesday for a birthday dinner! I paired an old favorite, the skirt, with a recent purchase, the jacket, to make it feel new again. I also got wild and mixed navy and black together, a la my inspiration photo (my jacket, shirt and skirt are all blue). Also, check out the tweeted/Instagrammed pictures below - Zara had tons of cute coats at their end of year sale, but ultimately this one was my favorite and the most practical for Florida. It's super-soft, textured, with frayed edges. Even on sale it was more than I would normally spend, but one of my goals this year is to buy less items, but items that I absolutely adore. (Although I did find some really cute (and cheaper) jackets during my search for similar ones, see links below!) Would you wear navy and black together? 

Navy jacket: Zara, $90 (similar, similar, similar, similar, similar, similar)
Navy shirt: Banana Republic, $50 (similar, similar)
Navy skirt: H&M, $30
Black pumps: c/o Chinese Laundry (same)
Black purse: Michael Kors, Santa
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2, 3, 4

Trying on coats at Zara via Instagram (@jseverydayfashion)


  1. I love navy and black paired together.  It really looks chic and classy.  Your skirt is adorable paired with the jacket.

  2. I am drooling over this look! In fact I'm going to channel this for inspiration this weekend! Lovely.

  3. I do wear navy and black together! Not all the time-but sometimes it just 'fits".
    I think the jacket you bought was the best choice! It looks great on you!
    Happy Belated Birthday!

    JennWith Luck

  4. I love this look.  The stripes and the navy shirt really work well together, and gives me some inspiration to pull colored tops to this skirt!  (Once I get the 1st Banana option!)  And I was always nervous to pair black shoes (like the ones you are wearing) with a navy striped skirt, but you totally show us that it's possible!  Thank you!

    Happy Friday!



  5. Such a classic combo of colors. Love the inspiration you shared. Super cute!

    You Like It? I Made It!

  6. Awesome combo, love it! ♥

  7. I personally love black and navy paired together -- even though I was told for years they shouldn't be worn together! xo


  8. this is gorgeous and you look great!
    kw Ladies in Navy

  9. clean lines, love it.  prefer your skirt to the original.  

    happy friday!
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  10. i need to mirror your goal of buying less and limiting myself to items i absolutely love. I'm getting there.. 

  11. I love wearing navy and black together!! I think it's a really fun and subtle twist in an outfit :) Your skirt is absolutely adorable!


  12. This is my new favorite outfit of yours! I love every part of it - sophisticated but fun :)

  13. I would totally wear black and navy together. You can't even tell really. Gorgeous outfit. Love it. I agree about buying less but buying things that you absolutely love.



  14. I LOVE your look sans jacket. The jacket is obviously adorable, but when you take it off you can really see your lovely shape. I love that you have been embracing more black lately, since that tends to be my go to color, but you have inspired me to add more brown into my wardrobe (shoes, purses, etc). 
    Not sure if you watch What Not to Wear, but last night's episode was really great at emphasizing one of your main points- that you don't have to spend lots of money on designers to have a rich looking wardrobe. :)

  15. I LOVE this look! The frill in your shirt and skirt aren't overdone but go perfectly together. I will definitely be using this as inspiration for the spring :)

  16. Absolutely LOVE today's look! That skirt is pure brilliance!

    Thought I'd share this with you: http://www.polyvore.com/fun_comfy/set?.embedder=3226697&.svc=pinterest&id=69205028

    The above link is an outfit originally from Polyvore featuring your fox sweater. A new inspirational outfit perhaps?


  17. http://www.hautelook.com/event/23806
    FYI hautelook has pumps very similar to yours on sale for $26 if anyone is interested

  18. I love wearing navy and black together. I think it's really chic.  I think you have to be really careful to make sure it looks intentional and not like you got dressed in the dark. But I do love the combination.

  19. The Inspiration model's  b.l.a.c.k.  bustier top looks great with her skin tones............ and although your silky, sleeveless, ruffled top is such a deep  n.a.v.y.  that it's almost black, it really looks *super* with your skin tones, J. ............ (i.e., maybe even - only to me - moreso than a silky black version would)!!    If your pumps and purse were also deep navy, too, your outfit might then be "too deep-navy-saturated";  but with your pretty pumps and purse both being black, it's just............ the right  s.o.p.h.i.s.t.i.c.a.t.e.d.  complement............ TO the deep navy (and white) hues of the rest of your pieces!!    *Gorgeous* outfit!!

  20. I think this outfit looks best without the blazer because it makes this more feminine and you can really see the detailed ruffling. I love the skirt though, it gives a a bow-like appearance but more mature.


  21. That skirt is super fun! I have a sudden urg to go sailing though... :P

  22. I like this look on you - that skirt is so flattering for your figure (although a bit short for me). I'm glad that you ended up getting that jacket out of the options - I feel it's the most versatile. Buying quality over quantity is a great goal to have. It's something I've been working on as well. I think it's the smarter way to shop - instead of a bunch of cheap pieces from Forever 21, getting a few higher quality pieces will get your closet further. Of course F21 will always be fun, but not all the time haha

  23. I love navy and black together - even if it's just an accent (ie all navy and a black handbag or vice versa). 

    I love the jacket that you ultimately picked out - I think it looks the best on you.-FashionEdible

  24. I love your skirt!


  25. I love the top, left coat on you.

  26. LOVE this outfit

    Lauren @ Simply Free

  27. Thanks Steph! That's the one I bought - the one I'm wearing in the post. :-)

  28. Love navy and black together! Your outfit is adorable! Such a cute skirt and coat :)

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love