5 Outfits That Prove You Don’t Need Bright Colors To Stand Out

We're not ones to be scared off by so-called fashion faux-pas. But, there seems to be one pairing that we subconsciously avoid: navy and black. The colors are a contentious topic in more ways than one. As much as we attempt to bridge the gap between the dark, muted shades ourselves, we still end up seeking out #OOTD inspiration in said palette. That's where Instagram comes in: Our favorite bloggers prove it's about time we put this style myth to bed — case in point below. 
Margaret is wearing a Coach coat, 3x1 jeans, Senso shoes, Givenchy bag, Prada sunglasses, and an ASOS scarf. 

London Fashion Week arguably brings out some of the best #OOTD props; Margaret Zhang adds a pop of red via a telephone booth. Her outfit, however, stays subtle with the black-and-blue combo. Zhang's trick to nailing it: Keep the base layer blue, then embellish with a black top. 
Paulien is wearing a Monki dress and Coach bag.  Maybe she's born with it; maybe it's the Instagram filter (giving Paulien Riemis' purse and patent oxfords a blue-ish finish). Either way, it just goes to show you: There's nothing Amaro can't improve upon. 
Natasha is wearing a Reiss blazer and trousersBurberry jacket, and Kurt Geiger shoes.  There's a reason why a leather moto jacket is a staple in every blogger's closet: It truly goes with anything — even navy. Plus, the topper adds some edge to Natasha Ndlovu's crisp, spotted suit.
Zanita is wearing a Ruby dress.  Zanita Whittington does the opposite of Margaret Zhang — layering her navy over black. And, what do you know? It still looks amazing.
Helena is wearing: a Ralph Lauren coat, vest, and bag; Calvin Klein pants; and Dior sunglasses. If you simply can't fathom a world where navy and black coexist in one outfit, try a nautical combo of navy and white instead. Helena Bordon steals a color tip from sailors in her Ralph and Calvin ensemble.