Of all the colors in our closet, navy is probably one of the toughest to style. The dark-blue shade doesn’t easily lend itself to being paired with many other colors in terms of the shoes, bags, and accessories we may have lying around. For one, wearing black and navy has long been deemed a style faux pas because of how close the two colors are to one another. While we don’t agree that they should never be worn together, we’ll be the first to admit that it’s a tricky color combo. An even more common style situation to run into is wearing a navy dress and styling it accordingly.
We wanted to take the guessing out of it, so today, we’re showing you exactly which color shoes to wear with each navy dress, from a casual frock to a floor-length formal gown. There’s no denying that Net-a-Porter and Shopbop are two of our favorite online shopping destinations. We scroll through the sites to get general outfit inspiration even when we’re not necessarily shopping. We happen to be fans of how they always style their items in a way that makes us want the entire look.
With that in mind, we took to the sites as well as some of our other favorite retailers and brands to find inspiration for how we’ll be styling our navy dresses from now on. Ahead, see the dress-and-shoe combinations that just always work.