navy and black fall outfit

ann taylor sleeveless sweater

styling a sleeveless sweater

black coated jeans

I am obsessed with sleeveless turtleneck tops right now.  I can't stop buying them; my closet currently holds a total of three. I'm not really sure that these tops actually make much sense - if it's cold enough to need a turtleneck, shouldn't you also need sleeves?  But whatever, sometimes the best fashions don't make sense (remember wedge sneakers?! I loved my pair)

Right now, while the weather is still deciding whether it wants to be cold or not, these sleeveless sweaters are perfect on their own, & in a few weeks, when it really starts get cold, they will look great paired with a button down underneath or an additional sweater on top!

styling a sleeveless turtleneck

navy & black sweater

I love that this top combines navy and black - an old, fashion faux-pas that I think actually creates a super chic look.  Both shades need to be rich and saturated rather than faded to look great.  I also love the idea of mixing and matching textures when wearing black and navy, so I added leather pants and suede boots to this knit top.   A bright bag and vampy lip finish off the look perfectly.

how to mix navy & black

When the temperatures plummet, this look can easily be recreated with the addition of a boyfriend style button down top underneath.  I love a layered look and a crisp white top will really pop against the darker shades.

sleeveless navy sweater
Sweater: Ann Taylor (mine is from the outlet store) | Pants: Zara (similar) | Boots: Rag & Bone | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Michele, David Yurman | Lip: c/o Butter London

Michelle Paige

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Meet our co-host for this week's Start The Week Stylish linkup: Cymone from The Block is Haute.  Cymone is a fashion and lifestyle blogger, who also happens to be a stylist and event planner! She loves coffee, mascara, brunch and of course, fashion(!), so be sure to stop by her blog this week and say hello!

Our favorite Halloween inspired looks from last week were Rachael from Threads for Thomas and Rachel from Rachel Dinh.