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Black & Navy for Summer

Want to start a fashion rumble by bringing up a controversial topic? No, I’m not talking about exploitative labor or the contamination of waterways by toxic byproducts from nearby apparel factories. I’m talking the controversial combo of navy and black.  No longer an “only in New York” color combination, other geographical areas are embracing the high-fashion look. The navy/black team still has a way to go though.
Email I received from a client recently.

Subject: I just ordered a navy car seat…

Body Text: to go on a black stroller.  The sales lady (who was very sweet) politely said that was unusual and typically people try to separate out the black and navy — I wanted to refer her to you…

We’ve put together some stylish navy and black combos for your review this week, just in case you still need convincing. What do you think?!

Happy Shopping!

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Lunch Date

Navy & Black - Lunch Date

Equipment Claudia Belted Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress, $200

Sam Edelman ‘Gemma’ Lace-Up Sandal, $100

Michael Kors ‘Medium Savannah’ Leather Satchel, $350

Balenciaga Triple Tour Textured-Leather and Gold-Tone Bracelet, $300



Outdoor Concert

Navy & Black - Outdoor Concert

Madewell Lookout Open-Back Silk-Crepe Top, $90

J Brand Beau Stretch-Denim Shorts, $170

Temperley London Lettie Tuva Embroidered Crepe Vest, $390

Birkenstock ‘Gizeh’ Birko-Flor Thong, $95



Cocktail Party

Navy & Black - Cocktail Party

Vince Washed-Satin Midi Dress, $225 

Stella McCartney Black Falabella Shaggy Deer Purse, $425

Vince Camuto ‘Court’ Ankle Strap Sandal, $80

Lanvin Rhoda Tasseled Swarovski Crystal Necklace, $1,170

Lanvin Rhoda Tasseled Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $560



Beach Day

Navy & Black - Beach Day

Karla Colletto Smart Ruched Swimsuit, $280

Janessa Leone ‘Aster’ Tall Crown Panama Hat, $286

Kate Spade Expand Your Horizons Life Preserver Francis, $250

Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal, $75



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the D.C. and New York metropolitan areas.

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