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Shop the Trend: Navy and Black

From elegant peplum tops at Preen to oversize plaid shawls at Donna Karan, we watched navy and black pieces pop up all over the fall collections this week.

If the color combination bucks an old school sartorial rule—no white after Labor Day, no mixing gold and silver—New York's fashion designers don't seem to care. Instead, they used the pairing as a fresh way to color block, add detail (like a navy lapel on a black blazer) and mix in unexpected accessories (like a black belt over a navy printed day dress). In that last case, a brown belt might be the more popular option, but where's the fun in that?

Click through the slideshow below to see the many ways designers worked the navy and black combination into their collections, and to shop similar items that are available now:


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