Screw Fashion Rules: You Can Wear Black And Blue Together, Even If Your Mother Says It Looks Like A Bruise

L: wearing a black-and-blue outfit on Instagram, R: @leanne.white_ wearing a navy-and-black outfit on Instagram

If you’re over 40, you’ve probably had your fill of malleate rules. You likely grew up pursuit unrepealable style norms: Don’t mix woebegone and brown, no white without Labor Day, and veritably no mixing prints!

Well, we’re over all the rules and regulations when it comes to style, expressly with regard to those guidelines on how you should be dressing at 30, 40, 50, etc. Malleate is all well-nigh self-expression, and that includes pairing together whatever colors you choose. Now, designer Ripley Rader is taking on one worldwide outdated malleate “law.”

It’s long been the rule that navy (or any shade of blue) and woebegone shouldn’t be worn together. Plane though this “rule” has been debunked over and over then with myriad tony ensembles that have combined the two beautifully, it’s still a widely-held belief. But Rader believes in the pairing so much, she plane devoted one of her Instagram styling sessions to the topic.

She kicked off the reel by talking well-nigh her personal love of the navy/black verisimilitude combo. “I grew up in the South,” she explained, “and they would unchangingly say it looked like a bruise, which I think is funny. But I love it, and I think it’s a really tony combination.”

In the video, she wore a pair of woebegone wide-leg ankle-length pants with a navy turtleneck, a woebegone oversized blazer, and white kicks. For dressier occasions, she demonstrated how to hoist the outfit by waffly out the white sneakers for woebegone heeled boots or woebegone patent pumps. The outfit looks simple yet put-together and exudes confidence.

The same can be said for many outfits that have employed the same verisimilitude pairing. Here are some of our favorites.

From the ruffled navy top lanugo to the woebegone gainsay boots and everything in between, we are smitten with this fun look!

This outfit screams repletion without losing any style points. The pleated skirt, comfy sweater, and white sneakers are pulled together with a fab Coach whup bag.

These unexceptionable undecorous trousers make for the perfect unvigilant pop of verisimilitude in this black-and-blue ensemble.

We love a good neutral-colored combo. A caramel-colored sweater draped over a navy top with woebegone trousers and white Veja sneakers looks unstudied and amazingly chic.

Navy-and-black oversized everything? Expressly when you need to stow up for those cold, dreary winter days? Yes, please!