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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