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I'm trying really hard to get out all my autumn/winter work stuff and buy strategically to fill gaps and make maximum number of outfits. Also trying to go into expensive stores and try things on for fit, then look on eBay - especially for blazers. I'm done with polyester. Anyway, here's my style problem you guys: what to wear with navy. I have 2 nice basic winter navy dresses and a navy pair of trousers... but no real strategy for them. I think last year I did my grey blazer with them- not sure if that's totally legit. And all my shoes are black. Should I maybe invest in brown boots and blazer? Do navy shoes look too matchy matchy? How is navy/gray ? All seems much easier in the summer - navy/seersucker (I'm in US) and navy/white work. Thanks!
I wear a lot of navy and regularly wear head to toe navy just like you would with black. I regularly mix navy with black or grey (although I do have a pair of grey jeans that I don't like with navy so it does depend a bit on the individual items).
With your navy dresses black shoes with black opaques would look OK. I'd not wear a brown, that's not really fashionable, I'd go for burgundy instead and in that case match tights and shoes again.
With navy trousers you can wear anything you want surely but navy, black, grey, or burgundy would all look professional. I'm considering getting yellow socks to wear with navy brogues and trousers but my workplace is at the casual end of smart casual.
I wear navy and black all the time, I don't see the issue, black shoes, black jeans and navy jumper or shirt or black tights and shoes with a navy dress. But I also wear pink and burgundy together and quite like a clash. I think navy looks awful with brown or tan/camel but I often see it. Grey definitely goes but can look a bit dull.