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If you're the kind of gal whose fashion motto is "But does it come in black?" then pairing together colorful outfits might not be your forte. But as it turns out, there's one super-chic combination that takes black to a whole other level. Your grandmother might scoff, but we're here to say that nothing looks better with black than...navy.

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They Play Off One Another to Create Depth

Yes, we know the old-school rule that you should never wear these guys together. But honestly, we think they look just fine mixed and matched. Also, while an all-black or all-navy outfit can make you look like a big ol' blob, together they create major depth and liveliness.

Get the look: Selected Femme coat ($135); J.Crew sweater ($98); BB Dakota skirt ($63)

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Break 'Em Up With Beige

Still not sold? Add a third neutral to the mix. Beige, camel and tan won't contrast as starkly as white but can help create some distance between the two darker hues.

Get the look: All Saints leather jacket ($498); Halogen sweater ($99); Mango skirt ($100)

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Look For Clothes With Both Hues

Or take the guesswork out of mixing and matching by going for a piece that already incorporates both colors. Either way, we're definitely ready to prove grandma wrong here. Bring on the blacks and blues! 

Get the look: Alala ($245); Sam Edelman ($260); North Face ($420); Joseph ($477)

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